Students in IIT-Bombay, after 18 months, have developed India’s first multifrequency signal receiver chip – Dhruva – for commercial uses. It can be integrated into smartphones and can receive and clean up signals from NAVIC, India’s self-made GPS system. It can locate all routes within the country irrespective of weather conditions. Dhruva project was funded by MeitY, with SAMEER as the nodal agency. ISRO’s Space Application Centre also contributed to research.

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