News From AMEDABAD, Gujarat:
Time to move away from the American GPS and make way for our own Made in India GPS navigation system — the Indian Navigation Satellite System on our mobile phones.
Isro will hold a major meeting in Bengaluru, Karnataka involving GPS Tracker and navigation device manufacturers, mobile phone and global information system technology developer aware them with the advantages of using the IRNSS technology over the current GPS Satellite technology. Isro will give a practical exhibition and explanation of how the seven IRNSS constellation satellites once functional by next year, will be incomparably more precise than the American Satellite GPS system. The meeting will also be attended by senior scientists from Space Application Centre Ahmedabad.
Unlike American Satellite, Isro is recommending a small additional tool in handheld devices that can receive S-Band signals from IRNSS satellites and presence of a code in the phone to receive L-Band signals. “Both these L band, S band signals received from 7 satellite constellation of the IRNSS are being calculated by a special embedded software which decreases the faults ratio caused by atmospheric disturbances appreciably. This in turn gives a exceptional High quality location accuracy than the American GPS,” says a senior Isro official.