As part of this MoU, signed in 2016, the state of the art equipment/IRNSS receivers are installed at the advanced GNSS research laboratory. “These receivers are needed to be performance evaluated under various conditions, so that very soon it will be used for commercialized applications such as mobile phones, aviation sector, transportation, agriculture, engineering etc.,” read a press release issued by the OU.
The initial two years term of the MoU had expired. Later, based on the performance of the project, continuous data acquisition, data analysis and sharing the real time data and other important reports to SAC, ISRO, the OU was granted an extension of three more years (2018 to 2021). Though the oral approval was given, the official document approval was issued only now.