Research Department, All India Radio & Doordarshan
Established in April 1937 with the aim:
Carry out Propagation Studies for scientific planning of Broadcasting services in India
Investigate problems pertaining to operation, maintenance and development of broadcasting in India
Research and Development
Paving way for Introduction of latest Technology in Indian Broadcasting
Initially started its activities from Akashwani Bhawan situated at SansadMarg, New Delhi
In 1965 got its own building at I.P. Estate, Ring Road, New Delhi.
Research Department is a four floor building having Research Laboratories & other supporting facilitation.
International Monitoring and Receiving Centre at Todapur.
Role of R&D
To Research & Develop Broadcast equipment for induction in AIR & Doordarshan network.
To assist AIR / Doordarshan directorates in the framing of Technical Standards/specifications for broadcast products, services and networks.
To evaluate and test broadcast equipment to be introduced in the AIR / Doordarshan Stations / Kendras
To commercially exploit R&D expertise particularly in the area of Acoustics, Propagation studies, Transmitting Antenna, Telemetry and Studio Automation.
To investigate operational problems of AIR stations/ Doordarshan Kendras and providing solutions
Development of Low Cost DTH, DVB-T2 and Customized Radio Receivers.
Propagation studies related to DRM, DVB-T2, FM & AM and Satellite Radio and Interferences in Satellite TV.
Web Based telemetry system for MW/FM transmitters.
Test and Evaluations of Emerging Acoustic Materials.
Development of Scalable Video Wall Solutions.
24X7 Broadcast Signal Monitoring of MW,SW,FM and DRM transmissions at IMRC, Todapur, Delhi
Development of High Power FM Antenna
Monitoring of “Doordarshan 25 Must Carry Channels” at various Private Platforms.
Equipment, Systems and Services Introduced in AIR & DD Network
AM Transmission Manager, Digital Consoles. Audio Routing Switcher, RN Terminal, Test Signal Generation, UHF-TV Transmitting antenna, TV demodulator, Logo Generation, Computer based Sports Score Display System, New Room Automations System, FM Antennas.
Synchronization of non Co-sited HF Transmitters, Phone in Programme service, AIR and DD on Internet, Radio On Demand Service, Interactive Radio Service (IRS), Test and Evaluation of acoustic material & transducers.
Telemetry system for FM, MW and LPTV Transmitters, AM transmission Manager, Radio News Room Automation system, Low Power FM Antenna, Web based Telemetry system for MW/FM Transmitter, Remote Control and Monitoring of VLPTs, etc.