A S KIRAN KUMAR
Alur Seelin Kiran Kumar received his Physics (Honou rs)
Degree from National College, Bangalore University in 1971. He
obtained his Masters Degree in Electronics from Bangalore
University in 1973 and thereafter M. Tech Degree in Physical
Engineeri ng from Indian Institute of Science (Bangalore) in 1975.
Shri Kiran Kumar joined Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
in 1975. He has contributed to the design and development of
Electro-Optical Im aging Sensors for Airborne, LEO and GEO
platform based imaging sensors starting from Bhaska ra TV payload
to the latest MSM, TIS and MCC payloads for MARS missions. He has
made very signi ficant contributions in evolving the observation
strategy encompassing, Land, Ocean atmospheric and planetary
studies. Important contributions cover -
Realizing three tier imaging concept for IRS-1C to
Ocean Colour instruments to cater to PFZ
High Resolution along track stereo imaging system
o f Cartosat-1
Achieving sub-meter resolution optical
imaging capa bility with TES to Cartosat-2
meteorological payloads of 2-channel a nd 3-channel VHRR
Third generation Imager and Sounder from GEO platfo rm
Shri Kiran Kumar has been steering design, developm ent,
realization and application activities of communication,
navigation, microwave and optical re mote sensing payloads
developed at the Centre.
He is recipient of many a laurels/awards like –
Padmashri Award conferred by President of India.
Indian Society of Remote Sensing Award for the year 1994.
VASVIK Award (Electronic sciences and technology) f or the year
Astronautical Society of India Award (Space science
s and Applications) for the year 2001.
Service Award 2006.
Bhaskara Award conferred by Indian
Society of Remot e Sensing for the year 2007.
Team Achievement Award 2008 (Cartosat) of International Academy of
ISRO Performance Excellence Award 2008.
Laurels for Team Achievement Award 2013 (Chandrayaa n-1) of
International Academy of Astronautics.
He is a Fellow of (i) Indian National Academy of En
gineering (ii) Indian Society of Remote Sensing (ii i) Institution
of Electronics & Telecommunication Engi neers (iv) Indian
Meteorological Society; and (i) Member of International Academy of
He has represented ISRO in international forums lik e
World Meteorological Organisation (WMO), Committee on Earth
Observation Satellites (CEOS) an d Indo-US Joint Working Group on
Civil Space Cooperation.