FishErmen Lifeline Terminal - FELTAdvay Ramesh, India Community Impact Award, 13-15
I have often read news articles of the troubles encountered by our Rameswaram, Tamil Nadu (state in India) fishermen. They have to stay in sea for many days to do their work. Sometimes Sri Lankan forces arrest them for crossing the International Maritime Boundary line. Location based information can provide many valuable services to these fishermen to handle these situations. In this work, I like to present few ideas in a handheld terminal (FishErmen Lifeline Terminal (FELT)) to enhance their safety and productivity using the Standard Position Services (SPS), an open service without encryption provided by Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.