PRLightCOM Broadband Solutions Pvt. Ltd., offers fiber optic design software solutions along with optical network training services to industry and academia. It has a team of experts, whose academic and industrial experience blends the broadband fiber optic systems and network technologies. Prof. Rajappa Papannareddy is the managing director at PRLightCOM and played a key role towards the development of fiber optic design software tools for fiber optic communication systems & networks.
His educational background includes B.E (Electronics) from Bangalore University, M.S.E.E. Degree from University of Maryland and the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Methodist University, Texas. He worked as a faculty member at Purdue University North Central, (now North West campus) since 1988 and currently is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering of Purdue University. His industrial work experience include ISRO Satellite Centre, Arris International, and Ciena Corporation. Dr. Rajappa Papannareddy was a Visiting Professor at Electrical Communication Engineering at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.
He is an author of two textbooks entitled Introduction to Lightwave Communication Systems published by Artech House, Boston and Lightwave Communication Systems: A Practical Perspective, published by Penram International Publishing (India) Pvt. Limited., Bombay. In addition, he has published several journal and presented many technical papers in the field of optical fiber communication systems and delivered many invited talks and faculty development workshops in India.