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‘Dhruva’ a Navigation Chip—By IIT Bombay

Published on June 25, 2020
Current Context: A team of researchers from IIT Bombay have created a navigation chip named as ‘Dhruva’.
‘Dhruva’ a Navigation Chip—By IIT Bombay
  • They have developed this chip as navigation nowadays is an essential feature in today’s world of smart devices and IoT and the navigation technology helps the user to manage its territory, protect its borders and manage disaster response.
  • The Dhruva chip can be mounted in smartphones and navigation devices to find places and routes within the country.
  • Dhruva sends and receives the radio signals to India’s NAVIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) and to US Global Positioning System (GPS) based satellites to accurately determine navigation under all weather conditions.
  • The chip is developed in 18 months and works in multiple frequency bands and can also handle weak signals.
  • To develop the chip, Ministry of Electronics and IT and ISRO has provided funds to the institute.


Q.1 Which of the following institute developed ‘Dhruva’ a Navigation Chip?
a. IIT Kanpur
b. IIT Kharagpur
c. IIT Bombay
d. IIT Roorkee

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