India says goodbye to GPS, Welcome to own navigation system, IRNSS
Welcome to own navigation system, IRNSS
It’s time we move away from the American Global Positioning System (GPS) and make way for our own navigation system — the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System or IRNSS on our mobile phones.
In October 2015, Isro held a major meeting in Bangalore involving location and navigation device manufacturers, mobile phone manufacturers and global information system (GIS) technology developers where the advantages of using the IRNSS technology over the current GPS technology was showcased.
IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system being developed by India. It is designed to provide accurate position information service to users in India as well as the region extending up to 1500 km from its boundary, which is its primary service area. An Extended Service Area lies between primary service area and area enclosed by the rectangle from Latitude 30 deg South to 50 deg North, Longitude 30 deg East to 130 deg East.
IRNSS will provide two types of services, namely, Standard Positioning Service (SPS) which is provided to all the users and Restricted Service (RS), which is an encrypted service provided only to the authorised users. The IRNSS System is expected to provide a position accuracy of better than 20 m in the primary service area.