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Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS and Dr. T. SudalaiMuthu, Associate Professor, HITS were honoured in a felicitation ceremony organized on 25 November at HITS campus for obtaining the first patent (India) to the university towards “A Method and a Prior Warning Mixed Mode Communication System for the Natural Calamities.” Mr. M. Ram Jawahar, Assistant Controller of Patents & Designs and Distinguished Alumnus of HITS presided over the event as special guest. Dr. Mrs. Elizabeth Verghese, Chancellor, HITS honouredMr. Ashok Verghese,and Dr. T. SudalaiMuthu with Certificate of Merit.

Natural calamities are generally unprecedented in scale, and difficult to predict in advance.There are many challenges in disseminating the warning alert to the needy peoples.The Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 is believed to be the deadliest Tsunami in history, killing more than 230,000 people across 14 countries. Hindustan, wasone of the victims of Boxing Day Tsunami, in2004. Mr. Ashok Verghese, Director, HITS and Dr. T. SudalaiMuthu, Associate Professor, HITS formulated a system which candisseminate the warning alerts on natural calamities, particularly Tsunami alert for the coastal region in 2011. This invention was filed with the Indian Patent Office on 7 December 2011.

Many systems are available in the world for natural calamities alerts, but the applicability of such systems vary from one country to another. But there is a predominant lacuna of reliable system in India whichguarantees the dissemination of warning alert to the needy and isolated coastal area people.In “A Method and a Prior Warning Mixed Mode Communication System for the Natural Calamities,” a system is proposed to disseminate natural calamities alert with high reliability. As conventional communications, often fail during calamities, a standalone communication system is designed in such a way that it caters warning alerts on Cyclones, Tsunamis, Floods, Fire etc., The regional and community level communication centers, towers, should be made available. The use of multi communication among these towers ensures the reliability, will be imperative to avoid failures.

The architecture of the communication system has a satellite backbone, which takes care of earth’s curvatures, devoid of congestion. The basic system architecture comprises of AF, FM, Microwave receiver and HF back up receiver system with dedicative Isolated Coastal Warning System (i-CAWS) towers for every 10 to 15 Km to disseminate the alerts effectively. The siren sound strength is designed in such a way that to reach 2-5 km surrounding. The novelty of this invention is the mixed mode (multi) communication which will have a inter communication among the i-CAWS towers and it can be standalone.The applicability of the inventors were granted patents by the Indian Patent Office, Government of India for their novel technology for Natural Calamities Alert.

Hindustan University is continuing yeoman service to the society for the last 5 decades. through invention and innovation of technology, Hindustan is the 6thBest Patent Filing University in India in2016, and 34th in the year 2017. Hindustan has filed 100+ Patents including the invention for UAV Vehicles,Self-Starting Scram JET Engine, Battery of Electric Vehicle, Polyester Resin Mortar Flooring, Terrain Vehicle for physically Challenged Driver, VLSI Design of High Speed ATM Switch, Handling of Open Defecation, AutomaticFuel Filling, Tapioca Harvester, Road Safety Device, Support to Deaf and Dumb people, and AgriculturalAids.