We’ve all arrived in unusual places and expressed gratitude toward Google Maps for driving us securely back to home.. Most of us can’t imagine life without one, especially in India! But we’re highly dependent on the US GPS (Global Positioning System) system, and it may not always meet our expectations of accuracy.
To change this, India will soon launch its very own GPS system, (NavIC)the Navigation with Indian Constellation (The SAILOR in hindi or sanskrit) , and it will be free of the US clock system. It is set to hit the market for public use in early 2018.India to be the fifth country to have its own navigation after USA,UK,RUSSIA,CHINA.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched IRNSS-1G, the last satellite to its constellation of seven satellites needed in space, to complete its Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System+ (IRNSS) on April 28, 2016.
Our framework has double recurrence (S and L groups). GPS is reliant just on L band. At the point when low recurrence flag goes through air, its speed changes because of environmental unsettling influences. US bets on climatic model to survey recurrence blunder and it needs to refresh this model every once in a while to evaluate the correct mistake. For India’s situation, we measure the distinction in postponement of double recurrence (S and L groups) and can survey the genuine deferral. In this manner NavIC is not subject to any model to discover the recurrence mistake and is more exact than GPS.
Here’s all you need to know about the desi GPS:
- While the US based GPS with its 24 satellites in a heavenly body covers the whole world, NavIC with its 7 satellites will just cover India, the Indian Ocean and its environment. In the west, the framework will achieve eastern parts of Arabian promontory and achieve a few parts of China in the east. In the south, NavIC signs will reach up till Malaysia.
- Despite the metered down area, the desi GPS is claimed to be more accurate than the American system. While GPS provides the users a position accuracy of 20-30m, NavIC will provide them with standard positioning service with an accuracy of 5m. Because, the lesser the distance, the more the accuracy of the navigation device in finding the real location.
3.The system will provide 2 level of services,the standard position services will be open for civilian use,and a restricted service (the encrypted one)for authorised users(including indian military).
4. The overall cost of the indigenous navigation system for ISRO sums up to ₹1,420 crore.
- The navigation system will aid terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation. It will also help vehicle tracking and fleet management in addition to disaster management, mapping, geodetic data capture and visual and voice navigation for drivers.
- The service can also be integrated with mobile phones and used as a navigation tool for hikers and travellers.
- The restricted service will also be put to use in the military for missile delivery, navigation and tracking of aircraft. The Indian Air Force has already set up receivers to use the system.
Some key highlited applications of NavIC are:
- Top isro officals says NavIC is more accurate than us system.
- NavIC named so by indian prime minister narendra modi.
- NavIC is designed to provide accurate position information to users within the country.
- Which helps inDisaster management in all weather conditions.
- Visual and voice navigation for drivers.