R&D activities at ECIL have been focused on state-of-the-art product development, import substitution, technology denial regime management and participation in international mega science programmes. ECIL’s R&D has also played a vital role in supporting the country’s strategic programmes in times of technology denials. ECIL’s R&D is DSIR Recognized in-house R&D unit.
The R&D projects are grouped under 9 umbrella programmes
ECIL has been supplying control & instrumentation, Radiation monitoring and detection systems and several safety and process control systems for Nuclear Power Plants in the country, since last four decades. Several real-time / on-line Process Control & SCADA Systems have been supplied for Oil and Gas pipelines as well as for power management.
The developments undertaken in control and instrumentation have also found extensive use in thermal power plants and more importantly, in international science programmes such as the Large Hadron Collider project at CERN, Switzerland, and the upcoming projects at International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor(ITER), France and the Facility of Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR), Germany.
ECIL has been playing a significant role in supplying a wide range of professional grade components, equipment and integrated strategic systems to the military for meeting their requirements. These products include Secure and Jam-resistant communication equipment, Electronic Warfare Systems, Simulators, Communication Intelligence & Interception Systems, Antennas, SATCOM Systems, Stabilized Platforms for Air-borne Radars, C4I and Missile Support Systems, Electronic fuses, Inertial sensors and actuators.
ECIL has been a premier security systems integrator and solutions architect in the country. Systems designed and engineered by ECIL protect vital installations and premises all over the country. ECIL has been producing Radiation Detectors of state-of-the-art technology which are deployed in CBRN based security solutions.
ECIL’s Electronic Voting Machines with their field-proven simplicity, integrity and ruggedness have helped simplify the electoral process and strengthen democracy, setting a benchmark around the world. The newly developed Multi-Post EVMs have been widely accepted for deployment in local body elections by various state governments.
32M Deep Space Network Antenna designed and built by ECIL for Moon Mission was also used successfully for Mars Orbiter Mission by ISRO.
ECIL has been continuously investing in upgrading existing products and developing new products to meet the ever-changing requirements because of the extremely high rate of obsolescence in electronics. Due to the strong multi-disciplinary R&D foundations of ECIL, reinforced by collaborations with nation’s leading R&D laboratories and academic institutions, it has been possible to achieve success in many areas by the company. These strengths have helped the company act as a fortress against technology denial regimes.