Tamil Nadu - GPS-based navigation system from February

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    GPS-based navigation system from February | Deccan Chronicle
    DC | S. Sujatha | 31st Jan 2014
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    Chennai: GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation or Gagan will become operational in February this year. “We will remove the code that has been set for the last one year to use Gagan on a test basis so that anyone with a receiver and access to the application can use the satellite-based navigation system,” said S. V. Satish, GM-Air Traffic Management, Gagan project, Airports Authority of India (AAI). Its service area would be restricted to the Indian subcontinent and the Indian flight region.

    Satish said that it could improve on the 25-m accuracy and integrity information provided by GPS. The aviation sector would benefit the most, he said, as it need not depend on ground-based navigational aids.

    “We will have aircraft develop procedure based on Gagan. It will help provide vertical guidance, thereby shortening the route and resulting in less fuel consumption. We can also create flexible routes and noise pollution will be reduced.”

    However, Gagan’s full incorporation into Indian aviation would be a gradual transition, taking from three years to a decade, as “Aircraft need to be equipped with a receiver to get its signals,” Satish pointed out. He further said that there could be heavy costs to be incurred to integrate Gagan into old aircraft. The aviation industry would therefore be given enough time to merge into the new system.

    Aircraft manufacturers have already been given the platform to receive signals from Gagan in the Satellite Based Augmented System (SBAS) receiver. According to the AAI, India joins the US, Europe and Japan to get on to the SBAS bandwagon.

    “A little improvement to the present GPS system is enough to receive signals from Gagan,” he said, adding that the cost of the basic receiver chip starts at $10, the complete receiver system working out to $3000.
     
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    GPS-aided system to improve airline safety gets clearance - The Hindu

    The GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system, that seeks to advance safety and improve efficiency of airlines operating throughout India, has now got the certification level Required Navigation Performance.

    The project, which has been jointly developed by Airports Authority of India, the Indian Space Research Organization and Raytheon, will now provide civil aircraft in Indian airspace access to more precision navigation data than before.

    “The enhanced navigation capability available through GAGAN improves air travel for all parties - airlines, passengers and air traffic authorities,” said Brian Hickey, director of Raytheon Navigation and Landing Systems, adding that the system will also “result in increased efficiency and lower costs for Indian aviation.”

    A release issued by Raytheon said the GAGAN system is a Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) equipped with advanced air navigation technology.

    It is the fourth SBAS system certified for operational use.

    Aircraft equipped with SBAS receivers can utilise GAGAN signals in Indian airspace for en route navigation and non-precision approaches without vertical guidance. “This capability will allow aircraft to follow more efficient flight paths through congested airspace, noise sensitive areas or difficult terrain,” it said.
     
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    GPS must in autos, buses by February 20 - The Times of India

    NEW DELHI: The government has set a deadline for public transport vehicles running in major cities with a population of over 10 lakh to install GPS devices by February 20, this month.

    According to a ministry of road transport and highways circular, owners of public service vehicles are required to get GPS ( Global Positioning System) installed in their vehicles by February 20, 2014 failing which necessary action as deemed fit shall be taken against the defaulters.

    The road ministry had earlier asked passenger vehicle owners to install these devices by September 30, 2013.

    In January, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs had approved a Rs 1,405-crore project to track and monitor public transport and provide alarm buttons for alerting authorities.

    The project involves setting up of closed circuit television (CCTVs) and using GPS to ensure safety and security of women and girls in distress.

    This project is part of the Nirbhaya Fund for women safety.

    It will be implemented within two years after allocation of funds to set up a National Level Vehicle Security and Tracking System and City Command and Control Centre with installation of GPS, CCTV in public road transport.

    The policy was formulated in the wake of gang rape of a 23-year old paramedic in a moving bus, on December 16, 2012. This victim died in a Singapore hospital on December 29.
     
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    Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make GPS Work for India - Mark Bergen - The Atlantic Cities
     

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