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PCTEL Snares ISRO’s GAGAN Ground Station Antenna Role

September 6, 2009
Inside GNSS, September/October 2009

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PCTEL, Inc., of Bloomingdale, Illinois USA, announced that its high-precision Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) ground station GPS antennas will be deployed in India’s GPS-Aided Geosynchronous Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) system.

This summer the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), which is building GAGAN in collaboration with the Airports Authority of India, announced the award of an $82-million contract to Raytheon Company to build the GAGAN ground stations.

PCTEL’s WAAS antennas are currently deployed for the North American WAAS system and Japan’s MTSAT Satellite-based Augmentation System (MSAS).

A product line within PCTEL’s military and government antenna product family, the land-based WAAS antennas enable highly precise navigation and tracking of aircraft. Part of PCTEL’s Maxrad-branded products, the model 2225NW WAAS antenna features 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 U.S.,” said Jeff Miller, vice-resident 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,” added Miller.

PCTEL will be demonstrating its WAAS GPS antennas as well as its portfolio of antenna products at the ION GNSS 2009 conference, exhibit Booth #523, September 22-25 in Savannah, Georgia.

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