The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Airports Authority of India will deploy PCTEL Inc.'s high precision Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) ground station GPS antennas for the indigenously developed Global Positioning Satellite-Aided Geosynchronous Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system. The system will be deployed by a major American defence contractor, the company said.
PCTEL, Inc., is a leader in propagation and wireless network optimization solutions.
PCTEL's WAAS antennas are currently deployed for the North American WAAS system and Japan's MTSAT Satellite-based Augmentation System (MSAS).
The WAAS antennas are terrestrial-based antennas that enable highly precise navigation and tracking of aircraft. It features state-of-the-art, high-rejection filters and covers L1, L2 and L5 GPS frequencies.
''PCTEL is proud to offer this advanced level of precision antenna technology for the aviation industry and expand our activities outside the US,'' said Jeff Miller, vice president and general manager of PCTEL's Antenna Products Group. ''We stay committed to the development of high performance GPS antenna solutions for commercial and defense markets,'' he added.