The Indian government has invited proposals for the manufacture of receiver chips that have GPS and NavIC, in an attempt to improve the overall signal availability of positioning systems, and increase the use of the indigenous positioning system. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has floated a request for proposal (RFP) for the manufacture of 10 lakh receiver chips. The government hopes to use the NavIC-integrated receivers for areas such as navigation on land, air and water, disaster management, vehicle tracking, location services on mobile phones, and so on. "Government of India envisages commercialization of NavIC user receivers to promote an indigenous positioning technology. Integrated NavIC and GPS receiver chip will improve overall signal availability and position accuracy in urban areas and will also support additional messaging facility unlike GPS-only receiver chip," the document reads. It noted that NavIC, developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is "totally under Indian control", as opposed to GPS technology, which is operated by the United States. 10 lakh chips to be made; 14 months to test proof of concept Bidders will be required to manufacture, supply, deploy, and maintain as many as 10 lakh integrated receivers. More than one company can form a consortium to meet the scope of work, which has been divided into three phases: Development phase: Each bidder would have to design and develop a proof of concept within 14 months. Designs will then be approved by the ISRO. Another four months will be given to bidders…
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