Venkata Kishore Kothapudi
Associate Professor
Vignan's Foundation for Science, Technology and Research (VFSTR)
India
Member of PIERS
Research Interests

Specialized in: RF design, Transmitters and Receiver chain Analysis, RF/IF &MICROWAVE PASSIVE Components, Antenna design, Phased array antenna design, Beam forming Network design, Shared Aperture Antenna design for Airborne and Space borne synthetic aperture radar, and Radar Engineering.

Biography

Venkata Kishore Kothapudi (S, 14 M, 2018, SM, 2019) was born in Tenali Town, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India, in 1987. Dr. VK working as a Assistant professor, in 1Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Vignan’s Foundation for Science, Technology and Research (VFSTR), Vadlamudi, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh 522213, India. He has completed his Ph.D. at Microwave division, School of Electronics Engineering (SENSE), Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT), Vellore, TN India. He is received M.Tech degree in Communication and Radar Systems from K L E F, India 2012. He Graduated in Electronics and Communication Engineering from TPIST, JNTU Hyderabad India 2008. He has published more than 15 Research papers in International journal and National and IEEE International conferences. He has been author and co-author of many IEEE proceeding papers. He has published research papers in IEEE Access, with a 3.557 impact factor; IET Microwave, Antennas and Propagation;  the Progress in Electromagnetic Research (PIER) international journal, Journal of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science ( JEES), and IEEE international conferences. He is reviewer for several reputed journals (IEEE Access, IET Journals, Electronic Letters, Wiley IJCS, Springer Journals, JEES, ACES, Advanced Electromagnetics JESTR.) He travelled to Sri Lanka and Singapore for the IEEE SYWC 2015 meeting and the IEEE APSAR 2015 conference, respectively, to present his research work and as a part of his research. He has 7+Years of Research and Industry experience in RF and Microwave Engineering in ECIL as a GEA, NARL-ISRO as a Project Student and Astra Microwave Products as an Engineer. He has a rich experience on Radar systems design which includes Transmit/Receive Modules [HF, VHF, L, S & C-Band], RF & Microwave Feeder Network and Beam forming, RF & Microwave Active and passive Components, RF Power Amplifiers, Antenna System which includes Yagi-Uda and Microstrip Patch antenna as a Phased Array with different Configurations by using Analysis and Synthesis Techniques. His area of Research interest is Shared Aperture Antenna technology (Single layer and multilayer-L/S/C/X/K-bands) for Radar Engineering includes Airborne and Space borne Synthetic Aperture Radar and Radar Wind Profilers. He is a Senior Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES). He is associated with IEEE societies (AP-s., MTT-s., AES-s., GRS-s., IP-s., ComSoc & EMC-s.)

 

Work Experience

Experience:

 

  • Working as an Assistant Professor in Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, Vignan’s Foundation for Science Technology, and Research (Deemed to be university), Vaddeswaram, Guntur, from December 2019 to till date.
  • Worked as an Assistant Professor in Electronics and Communication Engineering Department, KLEF (Deemed to be university), Vaddeswaram, Guntur, from October 2017 to July 2018.
  • Worked as a Teaching Research Associate in SENSE Department, VIT-University Vellore. From Oct 2015 to Sep 2017.
  • Worked as a Research Associate in SENSE Department, VIT-University Vellore. From July 2014 to Sep 2015.
  • Worked as an RF Engineer in Astra Microwave Products Limited [AMPL], Hyderabad, from Nov 2012 to June 2013.
  • Worked as a Project Student in NARL-ISRO  Gadanki, Tirupathi , from Dec 2011 to Oct 2012
  • Worked as a GEA in Microwave Components section, Communications Division, Electronics Corporation of India Limited, Hyderabad, From March 2009-March 2010.
  • Certification course on Advanced Course in Embedded Systems has successfully completed at VECTOR INSTITUTE, Hyderabad from Sep 2008 to Mar 2009.
Education

Academic Profile:

 

  • Ph.D. Full-time Specialization in RF and Microwave Engineering in Communication department, School of Electronics Engineering, Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore from July 2014 to September 2019.
  • M.Tech in Communication and Radar systems in Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation, Vaddeswaram during the period 2010-2012.
  • B. Tech in Electronics& Communication Engineering from Thandrapaparaya Institute of Science and Technology Affiliated to J.N.T.U, Hyderabad during the period 2005-2008.
  • Diploma in Electronics& Communication Engineering from Bapatla Polytechnic College Bapatla during the period 2002-2005.
  • SSC from Taluk High School, Tenali during the period 2001-2002.
Honors & Awards

Received Research Award:

  • Received research award 3 times from Vellore Institute of Technology, Vellore for the contribution of research in 2014, 2015, 2016 and, 2017.

Received Travel Grants:

  • Received travel grant from IEEE-GRSS for attending Hands-on Training on Soil Moisture and Agricultural Monitoring using Microwave Remote Sensing being held on 7-9th Feb 2018 at Space Applications Centre-ISRO, Ahmedabad, India. NASA/JPL and ISRO/SAC & IEEE-GRSS. NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) and Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP).
Publications

List of Publications:

Journals Published/Accepted

 

  1. Kothapudi, V.K. and Kumar, V. (2021), Hybrid‐fed shared aperture antenna array for X/K‐band airborne synthetic aperture radar applications. IET Microw. Antennas Propag, 15: 93-102. https://doi.org/10.1049/mia2.12024
  2. Kothapudi, V.K. and Kumar, V. (2021), A multi-layer S/X-band shared aperture antenna array for airborne synthetic aperture radar applications. Int J RF Microw Comput Aided Eng. DOI: 10.1002/MMCE.22720
  3. Kothapudi, V. K. and Kumar, V. (2017) ‘A single layer S/X-band series-fed shared aperture antenna for SAR applications’, Progress In Electromagnetics Research C, 76. doi: 10.2528/PIERC17070104.
  4. Kothapudi, V. K. and Kumar, V. (2017) ‘Shared aperture antenna technology for SAR: A review of the theory and applications’, Journal of Engineering Science and Technology Review, 10(3). doi: 10.25103/jestr.103.07.
  5. Kothapudi, V. K. and Kumar, V. (2018) ‘A 6-Port Two-Dimensional 3 × 3 Series-Fed Planar Array Antenna for Dual-Polarized X-Band Airborne Synthetic Aperture Radar Applications’, IEEE Access. doi: 10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2810233.
  6. Kothapudi, V. K. and Kumar, V. (2018) ‘Compact 1 × 2 and 2 × 2 dual polarized series-fed antenna array for X-band airborne synthetic aperture radar applications’, Journal of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science, 18(2). doi: 10.26866/jees.2018.18.2.117.
  7. Kothapudi, V.K., Kumar, V., (2019). SFCFOS Uniform and Chebyshev Amplitude Distribution Linear Array Antenna for K-Band Applications. J Electromagn Eng Sci 19(1), 64–70. https://doi.org/10.26866/jees.2019.19.1.64
  8. Kothapudi, V. K. and Kumar, V. (2019) “Vertical Polarized 1 × 3 Series-Fed Linear Array with Gain and Front to Back Ratio Enhancement for Airborne SAR-X Applications.” Progress In Electromagnetics Research  M, 80. Doi:10.2528/PIERM18121203.
  9. Kothapudi, V. K. and Kumar, V. “Multiport Enhance Gain Shared Aperture Antenna for S/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Applications “Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing Springer (Revision).
  10. Kothapudi, V. K. and Kumar, V. “Single/Dual-Polarized λ/4 Impedance Transformer Coupled Square Microstrip Patch Antenna for X-band Applications” Analog Integrated Circuits and Signal Processing, Springer (Revision Submitted).

 

 

IEEE International Conferences

  1. Kothapudi, V. K. and Kumar, V. (2015) ‘Design of 0.73λ inter-element spacing linear array for 0.43GHz P/UHF-band tropospheric radar wind profiler’, in Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE 5th Asia-Pacific Conference on Synthetic Aperture Radar, APSAR 2015. doi: 10.1109/APSAR.2015.7306207.
  2. Kothapudi, V.K., Rajesh, G.S., Kumar, V., Kavya, K.C.S., (2015). Design and fabrication of 430MHz unequal amplitude equal phase power splitter for tropospheric wind profiling radar feeder network, in: 2015 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Informatics, Communication and Energy Systems, SPICES 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
  3. Kishore, K.V., Rajesh, G.S., Kumar, V., Srinivasulu, P., 2015a. Design of 0.71λ, spacing 8-element microstrip patch antenna linear array for 0.43GHz wind profiling radar, in: Proceedings on 2014 2nd International Conference on “Emerging Technology Trends in Electronics, Communication and Networking”, ET2ECN 2014. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. https://doi.org/10.1109/ET2ECN.2014.7044967
  4. Kishore, K.V., Rajesh, G.S., Kumar, V., Srinivasulu, P., Kavya, K.C.S., Kotamraju, S.K., (2015). Design and simulation of 8-way unequal amplitude equal phase RF feeder network using conventional microstrip technology for 430MHz Tropospheric wind profiling radar, in: International Conference on Signal Processing and Communication Engineering Systems - Proceedings of SPACES 2015, in Association with IEEE. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 226–230. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPACES.2015.7058253
  5. Rajesh, G.S., Kishore, K.V., Kumar, V., (2015). Multiband microstrip patch antenna design using metamaterial for airborne SAR system, in: Rangan S., P.V. (Ed.), 2015 IEEE International Conference on Signal Processing, Informatics, Communication and Energy Systems, SPICES 2015. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. https://doi.org/10.1109/SPICES.2015.7091444
  6. Kothapudi, V. K. and Kumar, V. " Multiport Enhance Gain Shared Aperture Antenna for S/X-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar Applications "2021 IEEE InCap Conference. (Accepted)