I am back with yet another interesting and informative thread, This time we will be discusing each and every aspect of IRNSS that stands for Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.
IRNSS – the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System is a regional satellite navigation system being developed by the Indian Space Research Organization. The system has the goal of giving India independent access to accurate navigation and timing data on a 24×7 basis.
The IRNSS project was approved in 2006 and is baselined for a total of seven satellites with a potential future expansion to eleven spacecraft.
What Is IRNSS
The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is India's regional satellite navigation system that is designed to provide geospatial positioning information within the Indian sub-continent. It enables users to map out their location. The objective of developing IRNSS was to reduce India's dependency on foreign navigation satellite systems.
Why We Need Our Own GPS System
How IRNSS Will Be Working
How IRNSS Is More Accurate Than Normal GPS
GPS has 24 satellites, the number of satellites visible to the ground receiver is limited. The 24 satellites are in Medium Earth Orbit. At any time, at any given location at least four satellites must be within the view of the receiver. In the case of IRNSS, the seven satellites are in geosynchronous orbits hence always visible to a receiver in a region 1500Km around India. Another point is that the satellites are nearly vertical over India and therefore visibility in ‘urban canyons’ is much better than in the case of the GPS.
By the end of this year we will see NavIC enabled chips in the market, which can be used in handheld devices such as smart phones. In fact, SAC is developing its own chip and have already built a chip with 32 channel IRNSS receiver. This chip is now being tested, and by the end of this year a blueprint of the chip will be ready. Market penetration will start slowly and once people start seeing benefits, it will explode.
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