Aerospace Network Research Consortium (ANRC) is a unique industry-academia consortium that aims to leverage
the R&D capabilities of the Indian Engineering ecosystem. While the industry partners provide the funding for the
research, the infrastructure and facilities are provided by IISc. This is an enabler for cost effective R&D solutions
within the Computer & Communications Technology domain in general, and for Aerospace Network systems and
applications thereof, in particular.
Leverage world class research and development to further networking technologies in aerospace and add value to member companies and institutions.
A consortium to promote and develop innovative solutions and technologies for future problems and present
limitations of Aerospace Networks. As ANRC matures and incremental benefits of this co-operative research are
realized, the Consortium may consider expanding its presence by inviting participation from other academic,
industry and government institutions.
Network Architecture & Technologies, Wireless Networks, Virtual Machines, and Simulation
The Boeing Company, one of the founding members of the consortium & the world’s largest Aerospace and defense
contractor; brings to the ANRC, vast experience in the areas of Aerospace, Airborne Communication systems,
Avionics and many Network Centric systems and technologies. Boeing Commercial Airplanes along with Phantom
works has put in 50% of the total leveraged funding from Industry side along with vast pool of talent working
as subject matter experts with the Principal Investigators of various projects at ANRC. Wipro – one of India’s top
3 IT service providers and the world’s largest third-party R&D services provider, in the areas of IT, telecom and
embedded product engineering has put in its consultants and senior architects to participate and lead various
projects. HCL – one of India’s leading IT service providers is also one of the top third-party Aerospace IT service
providers for leading OEM and system integrator companies including Boeing & Tier 1 suppliers of Boeing. HCL has
put in its consultants and architects to participate and lead various projects. Together Wipro and HCL contribute
to the remaining 50% of the investment. IISc – one of India’s premier academic institutions and a century old
pioneer in the research arena in India & South Asia is arguably the finest institute for Aerospace research in the
region today. It has the right blend of researchers both in pure and applied engineering and sciences. These
researchers are fully committed & well equipped to conduct world class research in new areas of engineering and
networking. They have been able to find cutting edge solutions to complex problems, potentially contributing to the
future generations of airplane design. The ANRC model is truly unique and worthy of emulation as a Public Private
Partnership, where contributions from industry partners are in the form of cash & kind; and from IISc are in the
form of people, infrastructure and facilities.
As ANRC matures and the benefits are realized there is plan to include an user group such as AAI, Airline
companies to be part of this consortium who can help developers to test and give feedback on the new systems
and thus contribute in generating the specifications for the next generation systems and networks for aerospace.