The Central Government wants to use its new Gagan (GPS-aided geo augmented navigation) system to produce funds and exhibit
The Government aims to execute this plan via selling the same to the Southeast Asian nations.
Gagan, a satellite-based augmentation system, facilitates aircraft s navigation process using GPS, normally installed in passenger cars. It gives free better satellite navigation signals over
Equipped with sophisticated aspects, Gagan is able to offer more precise, reliable and stable navigation services covering a range of applications in the civil aviation sector by the use of data acquired from satellites in place of ground-based radar tracking systems.
A Senior AAI official said, "Currently AAI is working on show casing the technology to interested parties. The government is also in favour of sharing the new technology that can also be used in non-aviation sectors."
"The possible users might come from the ASEAN (
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There are two satellites (GSAT8 and GSAT 10) in the space section of the system, which has been procured from ISRO for
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"Gagan's job is to provide GPS-based location of the aircraft to pilots, thereby saving fuel. The system can also provide real-time satellite-based location to ground handlers," stated a senior official of the AAI unit - CNS.
"Gagan can work in various phases of the aircraft's flight from takeoff, cruising and landing. This system then can be used to pinpoint the exact location of the aircraft even if a crash has occurred."
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