Dr Bhavani Kumar Yellapragada is presently working as Head of LIDAR projects at National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), India. During the period between 2009 and 2013, he filed three technology patents under ISRO. Two of his technologies such as portable LIDAR and Dual polarization LIDAR have been commercialized successfully in India. One of the LIDAR technologies such as potable LIDAR was successfully employed in ISRO's first balloon-borne LIDAR experiment. He is responsible for installation of network of portable LIDAR systems in India under Indian LIDAR Network (I-LINK) program for studies on aerosol vertical distribution in the atmosphere. He has published more than 75 publications. His current H-Index is 15 and I-index is 22. He a recognized research guide for VIT University in India. He is a senior member of IEEE. He is also life member of ISRS, ASI add ISOI . He is a Fellow of Optical Society of India. He has guided more than 15 M.Tech Students in LIDAR remote sensing area and presently guiding two Ph.D students on LIDAR related research. He is presently working on measurement of winds using elastic back-scatter LIDAR technique and also working on single detector based polarization LIDAR.
A BOUNDARY LAYER MICRO PULSE LIDAR SYSTEM
Lidar research activities and observations at NARL site, Gadanki, India