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An IISc, Wipro, HCL and Boeing Research Initiative in India

Aerospace Network Research Consortium is a co-operative research entity formed by The Boeing Company, Wipro Technologies, HCL Technologies and one of India’s finest academic institutions, the Indian Institute of Science (IISc). ANRC was formed as a collaborative consortium for an initial period of 4 years from 2008 – 2011 and continued based on the mutual interests of Industry partners and academia. The consortium was conceptualized as a strategic R&D initiative at the time of its establishment and has since become a pioneer in developing Aerospace Networking technologies in India.

About ANRC

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.

Mission Statement

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.

Focus Areas

Network Architecture & Technologies, Wireless Networks, Virtual Machines, and Simulation

Consortium Members

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.

Future plan

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.