Isro: Trial Of Sat-based Warning System At Unmanned Railway Crossings Satisfactory


Isro: Trial Of Sat-based Warning System At Unmanned Railway Crossings Satisfactory

The trial of a satellite-based early warning system about approaching trains at unmanned level crossings has been completed by the railways, a top official of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said. Speaking to TOI, Ahmedabad-based Space Applications Centre (SAC) director Tapan Misra said, “The one-year phase-1 trial of the satellite-based early warning system is over. Its performance has been satisfactory.”

Under a pilot project, the railways had last year installed Isro-developed integrated circuit (IC) chips on some train engines. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (or NaVIC) was used to caution road users at crossings about approaching trains through hooters installed at these crossings. Read More

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