NavIC - Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System


NavIC is in news these days because of the phones getting released that supports it.

Let us understand what is NavIC?

  • Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.
  • Developed by ISRO.
  • Operational Name: Navigation with Indian Constellation.
  • Phones with compatible chipsets will use NavIC as the first preference before using GPS.
  • It is a regional navigational system. Only works 1,500 km (930 mi) around India.
  • There are plans to expand the NavIC system by increasing its constellation size from 7 to 11

Benefits of NavIC

  • GPS is not accurate (20m), NavIC will be super accurate (5-10m) because NavIC has dual frequency (S and L bands).
  • Much faster than GPS
  • Focussed for Indian region

Processors supporting NavIC

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