GMV Selected by Raytheon to Develop GAGAN Ionospheric Detection System
[Satellite TODAY 01-15-10] GMV was awarded a contract from Raytheon to develop ionospheric depletion detection technology for the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) GPS-Aided Geosynchronous Augmented Navigation System (GAGAN) program, GMV announced Jan. 14.
The Madrid-based company will develop specific elements of the GAGAN system related to user-level mitigation of safety problems that civil aircraft may encounter through GMV’s analysis and modeling, including a prototype algorithm for the detection of ionospheric depletions in the equatorial region. GMV expects to deliver its portion of the project in June 2010.
GAGAN is designed provide satellite-based navigation for civil aviation across South and East Asia.