Accord @ DEFEXPO18 (11th - 14th April 2018)

Accord has been successfully participated in Defexpo India 2018, the tenth in the series of biennial Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition at East Coast Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

Silver Jubilee 2016

Accord @ DEFEXPO 2018
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Accord’s 26th Foundation Day 2017 (December 17th, 2017)

Accord’s 26th Foundation Day on 17th December, 2017. It has completed 26 great years since its inception.

Accord takes this moment to thank its employees, customers and all other stakeholders for making this happen. Without each one's support, this would not have been achieved. Accord's successful contribution to both Indian and overseas programs is lauded by the customers.

Accord @ AERO INDIA 2017 (Feb 14th-18th, 2017)

Accord has been successfully participated in 11th international show AERO INDIA 2017.

Accord’s 25th Foundation Day 2016 (December 17th, 2016)

Accord celebrated Silver Jubilee on 17th December, 2016. It has completed 25 great years since its inception.

Silver Jubilee 2016

Accord's Silver Jubilee Celebration - 2016
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Congratulations, ISRO! (May 02nd, 2016)

Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd. Congratulates ISRO for the successful launch of the seventh IRNSS satellite, leading to the completion of the IRNSS constellation making India the newest member of the elite club of countries with Indigenous Navigation Technology.

Accord is proud to provide indigenous navigation products using IRNSS constellation, aiding civilian and defense markets in: Terrestrial Navigation, Aerial Navigation, Marine Navigation.


Published in ECONOMICTIMES.COM on May 02nd, 2016.
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"Best Companies to Work for - 2015 (Embedded Systems)" By "Silicon India Magazine" (July, 2015)

Accord has been awarded as one of the "Best Companies to work for - 2015 (Embedded Systems)" By "Silicon India Magazine".

"The Key to Accord's success is the mutual trust between its management and employees. This has resulted in retaining the experienced talents who have committed their careers with Accord. Also the company has never lost its maniac focus in the areas that it once believed will pursue its business goals. This has helped us to come out with new products. Services and innovative business strategies in these areas."

Accord have now upgrade to CMMI Level-5 Ver 1.3 (June, 2015)

Accord has been assessed by SQC Global and awarded CMMI L5 certification for Ver 1.3 in June 2015. Certification at this level, provides an insight that the organization has been continually taking steps to improve it's processes based on the quantitative approach.

Accord’s 24th Foundation Day 2014 (December 17th, 2014)

Accord celebrated 24th Foundation Day on 17th December, 2014. It has completed 23 great years since its inception.

Accord takes this moment to thank its employees, customers and all other stakeholders for making this happen. Without each one's support, this would not have been achieved. These years have seen Accord grow from a mirco-size company into a company with 400+ employees on board. Accord's successful contribution to both Indian and overseas programs is lauded by the customers.

Defence Technology Absorption Award - 2013 (August 20th, 2014)

Defence Technology Absorption Award - 2013 was conferred upon ACCORD Software & Systems Pvt Ltd by Defence Research & Development Organization on 20th August 2014 at New Delhi.

This award was presented by the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi to Mr J M Sundaresan, CEO & Managing Director of ACCORD at a function held at DRDO Bhawan, New Delhi.

The award is conferred on ACCORD for its contribution of developing GNSS Receiver technologies which have been adopted for various Indian Defense programs.


Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India hands over the Certificate to Mr. Sundaresan, CEO, Accord (Click on image to enlarge)

Certificate of Strong Partnership presented by Diehl Aerospace to its esteemed partner Accord (July 02nd, 2014)

Diehl Aerospace: "Even a distance of 4,600 miles is easily overcome by the good feeling that we share the same values: quality, reliability and trust have proven to be a solid foundation for our long-standing partnership. Your continued hard work and dedication are a proud testimony to the passion for aviation we share at Diehl Aerospace and Accord - regardless of where we're located on the globe."

Accord, an esteemed partner of Diehl Aerospace, Germany was recognized with a Certificate of Strong Partnership in the development of our A350 XWB 2008-2014 on 2nd July 2014.

Diehl Certificate

Mr. Walter Mueller, Senior Vice President Engineering, Diehl Aerospace, hands over the Certificate to Mr. Sundaresan, CEO, Accord

Accord @ Defexpo India 2014 (February 06th - 09th, 2014) >>Download Invitationdfsd

Accord will be participating in Defexpo India 2014 (Feb 06th-09th) - Land, Naval & Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. We look forward to welcome you at Hall 18 Ground Floor, Stall 12

Accord’s 23rd Foundation Day 2013 (December 21st, 2013)

Accord celebrated 23rd Foundation Day on 21st December, 2013. Accord completes 22 years since its inception.

23rd Foundation day

Accord received IETE CORPORATE AWARD for Performance in Electronic Components 2013 - (MSME) (September 28th, 2013)

Accord is greatly honored to have been conferred IETE CORPORATE AWARD for Performance in Electronic Components, 2013 - (MSME). The award was presented by the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Maharashtra state Shri Prithviraj Chavan in a glittering function held in Mumbai on Saturday, 28th September 2013. The occasion was the diamond jubilee celebration of The Institution of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering (IETE). This recognition continues to demonstrate Accord’s commitment in the area of Electronics as a key MSME player.

About IETE: Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) is India’s leading professional society devoted to science, technology, electronics, telecommunication and information technology. IETE is recognized as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization(SIRO) by the Government of India.

Accord's IRNSS Reference Receiver for ISRO (July 26th, 2013)

Accord's IRNSS Reference Receiver Successfully tracks the IRNSS-1A satellite signal.

Gist of Accord @ AERO INDIA SHOW 2013, Bangalore (Feb 14th, 2013)

Accord successfully participated @ Aero India 2013, Bangalore. Thanks for visiting us.

Accord @ Aero India 2013 (Feb 6th-10th, 2013) >>Download Invitation

Visit us at Aero India 2013 - Hall G, Stall 3.8.

Dr. Shashank wins Burka Award 2013 (January 29th, 2013)

Dr. Shashank S was presented with the Burka Award at the International Technical Meeting of the (U.S.) Institute of Navigation held in San Diego, CA, (Jan-2013). The Burka Award recognizes the best technical article having appeared in NAVIGATION, The Journal of The Institute of Navigation last year. Recognition is for the paper titled A Composite Model for Indoor GNSS Signals: Characterization, Experimental Validation and Simulation, which appeared in the Summer issue (Volume 59, No. 2, 2012). This paper was also co-authored by Dr. Daniele Borio and Professor Gérard Lachapelle.

Accord’s 22nd Foundation Day 2012 (December 17th, 2012)

Accord celebrates 22nd Foundation Day on 17th December, 2012. Accord completes 21 years since its inception.

Accord @ Electronica 2012 (November 13th - 16th, 2012)

Accord participated in Electronica 2012 Show - 25th International Trade Fair for Electronic Components, Systems and Applications Messe München, 13th - 16th November 2012 in Hall A-6, Booth 160/2..

Accord @ ILA Berlin 2012 (September 11th - 16th, 2012) >>Download Invitationdfsd

Accord will be participating in ILA Berlin Airshow (Sept 11th-16th) 2012 - International Airshow Exibition and Conference held @ Berlin ExpoCenter Airport, Messestraße 1, 12529 Schönefeld (Selchow). We look forward to welcome you at Hall 6/6305K ISC.

Accord’s Navika-GLS Activity - Bangalore, India (April 05th, 2012)

Accord announces Navika-GLS, a miniature, high performance, multi-constellation sensor targeted towards various market segments such as automotive, consumer electronics, wireless infrastructure and healthcare. Built around Accord's GNSS chipsets, Navika-GLS offers ground-breaking performance in positioning and timing even under obstructed sky view. With 32 parallel channels for acquisition and tracking, Navika-GLS ensures increased availability and increased accuracy when compared with a single-constellation sensor. Navika-GLS supports several industry standard interfaces such as USB 2.0, CAN 2.0, SPI, TWI, UART and Timers that allows seamless integration with user applications. The performance of the sensor can be further enhanced by the addition of algorithms for dead-reckoning by interfacing accelerometers / gyroscopes through one of the several ports such as CAN bus or Timer. Navika-GLS is available in small form-factor of 20mm x 15mm. Accord will sample Navika-GLS towards Q3 of 2012 to potential customers.

Accord’s Semiconductor Activities - Bangalore, India (April 27th, 2011)

Accord announces a complete range of highly integrated low power semiconductor products for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver technology, encompassing GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO. The products include RF down converter devices as well as base band System on a Chip (SOIC).

These new products are based on Accord’s patented high performance GPS baseband processing technology as well as semiconductor technology licensed from M/S Analog Devices.

GPS RF down converter, GLONASS RF down converter and fully integrated GPS Digital Baseband Processor SOC have entered the market now. The SOC is based on the Accord’s own GPS IP. Accord will be offering GPS and GLONASS chipsets and modules. The marketing focus will be on the emerging and niche market segments like E-Track, E-Security, E-Call, E-Health and Wireless base station timing applications.

Mr. J M Sundaresan, Accord’s Managing Director, said, "These units will serve OEMs who want to build products using GPS/GNSS technology. This product line demonstrates our commitment to grow in the areas of GNSS and Semiconductor. With this, Accord brings its state of the art GPS/GNSS sensor technology to the market. I congratulate the team for this achievement."

Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd. was founded in Dec, 1991 and has made its unique mark in the niche areas like, Avionics and GNSS. Accord has a strong R&D team committed to further innovation in this domain. Accord will be a fables semiconductor company and focus on furthering GNSS technology.

Gist of Accord @ AERO INDIA SHOW 2011 (Feb 18th, 2011)

Thanks for your arrival at our Stall.

Accord @ Aero India 2011 (Feb 9th-13th, 2011) >>Download Invitation

Visit us at Aero India 2011 - Hall B, Stand-15 .

Accord Technology Positioned Well for GPS WAAS Market (December 15th, 2010)

Phoenix, AZ – Accord Technology, LLC, leading edge GPS WAAS Class Beta 1, 2, 3 sensor and receiver developers, recently announced they are prepared for future growth with key personnel in place and their new headquarters now based in Phoenix, Arizona...

Accord @ Germany (June 1st, 2010)

Accord now has a branch in Frankfurt, Germany. We will now be able to provide on-site services also. This support can come handy in case of projects that can not be off-shored to Indian premises. We can also provide couple of engineers on-site, who can work as contact point for a larger team at our Bangalore premises.

Accord @ ILA Berlin 2010 (June 8th - 13th, 2010)

Accord will be participating in ILA Berlin Air Show 2010 (June 8th -13th). We look forward to welcome you at Hall 11 / Booth 329.

Accord @ NextGenAhead 2010 (May 19th -21st, 2010)

Accord Technology is a tabletop sponsor at the Aviation Week's NextGenAhead 2010 Conference. We look forward to meet you in this conference.

Accord's GPS-WAAS Receiver in Product Focus section of Aviation Today - July 10th, 2009 - dfsd

Accord's GPS-WAAS Receiver in Aviation Today Jayanta Kumar Ray, group manager of GNSS Technology for Accord Software & Systems Private Ltd., of Bangalore, India (a partial owner of Accord Technology), examined for Avionics Magazine some of the major changes in functional and performance requirements in Revision D compared to the earlier versions.

Accord participated in AeroIndia 2009 - February 15th, 2009

Accord participated in AeroIndia 2009. AeroIndia, seen as Asia’s premier Aero Show, plays a key role in showcasing India’s Aviation skill set to rest of the world. The show has seen participants from 25 countries.

Accord releases ReMa, a Requirement Management tool - September 9th, 2008

New requirements management software, Rema has been released. Enterprise users within banking, finance, insurance, aerospace, defense, government and others need to manage large sets of requirements and related information these days. Rema solves this problem by aligning IT and business goals through business requirements management which includes, classifications of different types of data, managing their relationships, and their dependencies, maintaining history along with deep analysis capabilities like change impact analysis.
J K Ray of Accord is interviewed by GPS World for its Jan, 08 issue. - February 4th, 2008 - dfsd
Jayanta Ray (JR) received his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 2000. He has worked in the GPS field since 1992, and is group manager at Accord Software and Systems in Bangalore, India.

FAlan Cameron: Tell us about Accord’s new GPS-SBAS (satellite-based augmentation systems) receiver.

JR: The development of the aerospace GPS-SBAS receiver called NexNav is complete, and it was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on November 1. This receiver can be used in a civilian aircraft as a primary means of navigation during en-route, terminal, approach, and landing....
Accord launches NexNav -a unique flight safety solution for the aviation industry. - November 16th, 2007 -
First ever Indian Avionics product to be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
NexNav is submittal for US FAA for TSO-C145b Approval. - September 25th, 2007 -
NexNav™ is the GPS WAAS Class Beta-3 sensor designed by Accord to the newest US FAA  standard, TSO-C145b.     

L-3 Avionics Selects NexNav for Smart Deck - September 26th, 2007 -
L-3 Avionics Systems, a company known for bringing cost-effective and advanced technologies, has selected NexNav for Smart Deck.
Eclipse Aviation chooses NexNav - September 25th, 2007 -
"We are excited that Eclipse Aviation has chosen our technology," said J M Sundaresan, Managing Director of Accord Software & Systems.
Accord and Spectralux™ Announce WAAS Beta-3 Sensor - Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 -
Accord announced today, a strategic alliance with Spectralux Corporation based in Redmond, Washington, USA to create GNSS sensor products for civil aviation applications. The product named NexNav™, is a GNSS sensor circuit card assembly (CCA) designed to meet the WAAS Beta 3 requirements.

WAAS Beta-3 is a performance standard for Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers that allows for LPV (localizer performance with vertical guidance) approaches at many airports in the United States. LPV approaches allow for low-visibility landings without the need for expensive instrument landing system (ILS) installations for each runway. It is widely expected that many regional airports will be certified for LPV approaches in the next few years, reducing the number of aircraft diversions due to low visibility.
Accord Software and Systems Develops World’s First GPS Radio for Second Civil Signal L2C - Friday, December 23rd, 2005 - PRWeb

Accord Software and Systems Pvt. Ltd., a pioneer in the area of GPS related research and product development has created world’s first GPS Radio for the Second Civil Signal....
SmartWorks – A Smart Aid for CMMI - Wednesday, September 14th, 2005 - CIOL

Indian software companies have been consistently enhancing the quality of their software products and services by adopting different process improvement models to....
GPS provides Precise Time for the World - Thursday, November 24th, 2005 - India Infoline

or thousands of years our predecessors have found their way to move from place to place, predicted the future and made technological advancement by looking to....
Automobiles benefit from GPS in Telematics - Wednesday, July 20th, 2005 - Deccan Herald

When GPS technology was introduced by the US department of defence way back in 1984, it was....
Accord Software partners with ISRO - Wednesday, June 22th, 2005 - The Hindu, Bangalore
Accord Software and Systems has partnered with ISRO on its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) spacecraft ...
Accord develops GPS technology for ISRO Monday, June 20th, 2005 - siliconindia
Bangalore based Accord Software and Systems Pvt Limited, a technology oriented firm with focus on Aerospace, GPS, Wireless Communication and Enterprise domains, has successfully ....
Accord's GPS technology for ISRO Monday, June 20th, 2005 - CIOL
Bangalore based Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd., has announced that it has successfully partnered with ISRO on its ....
Global Positioning System (GPS) for Surveying - Using GPS for Surveying is a cost-effective proposition and ideally suited for developing countries like India 
Wednesday, May 2004, - CIOL  
Surveying is the first and foremost step conducted before embarking on any large-scale construction or for identifying geographic boundaries. Traditionally surveying has been ....
IGCC (Indo-German Chamber of Commerce) interviewed Mr. J M Sundaresan. - November 2004, Bi-monthly journal "The Indo-German Economy / Deutsche-Indische Wirtschaft",

ACCORD is a Bangalore based company founded in December 1991 by five technologies.Our focus areas are ....
GPS for better flights - Monday,February 28th,2005 - The New Indian Express
BANGALORE: Come winter, and fog plays havoc with air services in our national capital and other northern India airports due to....
Accord Software bags $4-m deal from Diehl Avionik - Thursday, January 20th, 2005 - TIMES NEWS NETWORK

BANGALORE: As the Airbus A380 — the biggest civil aircraft ever built — readied for rollout in Toulouse, France, on Tuesday, there were celebrations in....
Accord Enters its 13th year,eyes 50% growth - Monday, November 29th, 2004 - Asian Age

Bangalore, Dec 28th : Bangalore based Accord Software & Systems Pvt Ltd, a CMMI Level 5 IT Company, celebrated its 13th Foundation day recently...
Accord Software achieves SEI CMMI Level 5 Certification - October 2004

Bangalore based Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd, has announced that its Software Division has been assessed at Level 5, the highest level of ....
Diehl Avionik Systeme presents Certificate of Honour to Accord - Wednesday, November 3rd, 2004
Accord, an esteemed partner of Diehl Avionik Systeme GmbH, Germany (DAv) was recognized with a Certificate of Honour by DAv on 3rd November 2004. Presenting the ....
Accord has been certified for its quality management system complying to ISO 9001:2000 & Tickit IT standards by DET NORSKE VERITAS(DNV).
Tuesday, May 20rd, 2003

On May 20th, 2000, Accord Software and Systems Private Limited, a Bangalore based company was awarded ISO 9001:1994 & TickIT from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), for the....
Accord Software partners with ISRO - Wednesday, June 22nd, 2005 - The Hindu, Bangalore

Accord Software and Systems has partnered with ISRO on its Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) spacecraft programmes. It has delivered a GPS based Spacecraft Positioning System(SPS) for the IRS spacecraft.The Executive Director of Accord,S.Purushotham, said "The onboard SPS receives signals from GPS satellites and computes position,velocity and time for the IRS spacecraft, These parameters are stored for the entire orbit duration and downloaded to the ground station eith a tele-command".
20th July 2005
When GPS technology was introduced by the US department of defence way back in 1984, it was envisaged to be used predominantly by the military. However today it is the civilian community that has benefited immensely from the GPS technology, so much so that upwards of 80 percent of the users are from this segment. The civilian community has contributed immensely to the development of the GPS receiver technology by giving birth to several enhancements to the basic GPS functionality. One such enhancement to arise out of this civilian involvement is the advent of 'telematics' for automobiles.

What is Telematics
Telematics is the amalgamation of technologies that in the end serve one or more of the following needs in an automobile.
  • Navigation
  • Entertainment
  • Communication
  • Security
  • Tracking
Let us look at each of the above technologies in some detail.
Navigation in an automobile provides the capability to the driver to navigate from one place to another with the help of GPS.GIS (Geographical Information System or simply put, digital map data)and audio/video prompts turn by turn navigation,voice prompts for route guidance etc). For example, imagine a person who arrives at Bangalore and rents a car to travel from the airport to MG Road. IF the rental car has a Telematics unit installed, our friend could enter the starting point (Airport) and the destination (MG Road) on the map and take off. GPS would provide instant-to-instant position and the navigation algorithms can decide for the driver whether to take a left or a right turn ahead of time and play a recorded voice instructing him to do the needful.

Entertainment mainly consists of audio/video directed towards entertaining the occupants rather than navigation. This would be running an MP3 player or playing a movie on a display screen.

Communication enables the occupant to communicate with the external world over the wireless network. This could be GSM,CDMA or any other wireless communication technology. Instead of picking up a phone, dialing and then talking, a person can initiate a call just by speaking outs commands. Automatic speech recognition software can recognise the command (fro example, dial XYZ) and place the call. This, of course, requires the database of the persons and their phone numbers to be already stored in the unit. The microphone and the speaker of the phone are connected to the car audio system and hands free environment is created.

Security is an added features that is used both to save lives and also as a deterrent to vehicle theft. For example, a GPS+GSM system could relay the position of the vehicle to another caller thereby identifying the location of a stolen vehicle. The position computed by the GPS can be transmitted by the GSM phone through the use of popular SMS messaging service. The position can be plotted onto a digital map to trace the stolen vehicle. Tracking again is feature by which a remote vehicle can be tracked using any of the wireless links

The role of GPS in telematics

GPS technology plays an important role in the navigation, security and tracking needs of the vehicle.By providing the all-important positioning information, a GPS receiver embedded in a vehicle could be a guide for a newcomer into the city with the help of digital map and/or route guidance. It could alert the emergency service by relaying the position of the vehicle through any of the wireless networks. The same means could be used to track the vehicle either to detect theft or to manage a fleet.

GPS to the aid of travellers

People travel to different cities for various reasons. Often, they do so in their own vehicles or on rented ones. It is also common to find out the same people stopping by the roadside and asking for directions.

The problem of such travellers can be summarised in the following statements:
  • I do not know where I am (which street. Cross road, locality etc)
  • I know where I have to go (address of the destination is known)
  • I do not know how to get there (the shortest route, avoiding one-ways etc)

GPS is a made-to-order technology for such problems. Problem statement one is easily addressed by the GPS technology. It provides the user with a precise co-ordinate of his/her location. A digital map that can interface with the outputs of the GPS receiver can solve the problem statement 3. Digital maps usually provide prompts for the user to enter the destination. The map software looks up the co-ordinates of the destination from its exhaustive database. It compares the destination co-ordinates with the current co-ordinates given by the GPS receiver and identifies the shortest route to the destination. The position updates from the GPS receiver enable the user every second to monitor the direction he is headed by looking at the trace on the map. However, there seems to be only one hitch. With more and more streets being converted to one ways in the major cities, our user could end up paying a hefty fine if the map software is not the recent one.

GPS as a security system

Vehicle theft is a major concern all over the world. A simple mechanism to detect/prevent theft would be possible using GPS and the GSM link.

As from the previous case study, the position co-ordinate of the stolen vehicle can be precisely obtained using GPS. Using as GSM link, the instantaneous position can be obtained by a simple SMS call. A more sophisticated way would be to use the combination of GPS and GSM to effectively disable the vehicle. If the owner detects that his/her vehicle is stolen, he/she can send a command through the GSM. The GSM and GPS are interfaced to be a part of the vehicle electronics network GPS technology has emerged as a boon to the automobile industry. The onus has shifted from just being able to travel from one place to another to a different plane where people are also worried about the time and distance to travel, the quality of travel and above all the safety factor.
28th February 2005
GPS for better flights - The New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Come winter, and fog plays havoc with air services in our national capital and other northern India airports due to poor visibility leading to diversion or cancellation of flights. This has been happening year after year and there is no sign of any improvement, as yet. Global Positioning System (GPS) can play the critical role of safe landing and take-off of the aircraft at including very poor visibility condition, avoiding disruption of air travels.

Conventionally aircraft uses an Inertial Navigation System (INS) for navigation in the air. The INS has a very good short-term accuracy, but poor long-term accuracy. The INS derived position, if un-corrected, is too erroneous after a few hours of flight and unsuitable for aircraft approach and landing. The presently available Nav-aids for approach and landing are too many, terrestrial in nature, expensive to maintain and technologically inadequate for better usage of airspace to facilitate more air traffic without compromising the safety margin of the aircraft and passengers. GPS can be used for more efficient use of airspace, preventing delays to passengers and saving fuel costs for airlines in the coming years.

GPS alone provides accuracy in the order of 10 m, that is sufficient for cruising altitude mid-air aircraft navigation. However it is vastly inadequate for aircraft approach and landing into an airport. Overlay systems such as Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) of United States of America (USA), European Global Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS) of Europe, Multifunctional Transport Satellite Augmentation System (MSAS) of Japan and our own GAGAN are intended to detect any failure in the GPS satellite and improves the position accuracy in the order of 2-5 m. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of USA has commissioned WAAS in 2003-04 and allowed aircrafts to use GPS-WAAS system as a primary mode of navigation during high altitude flight, aircraft descent and precision approach up to a decision height of 250 ft. With almost all aircraft presently using GPS receiver, FAA has last month announced a tighter air control by allowing aircraft to have a height separation of 1000 ft, down from 2000 ft, which is expected to save more than $5 billion over the next decade. FAA is now undertaking trials of another augmentation system to GPS called Local Area Augmentation System (LAAS), which is a ground-based pseudolite system giving instantaneous correction to GPS signals, integrity of the GPS signal, as well as additional ranging signal. With the help of LAAS and WAAS, GPS can then be used for up to CAT III. This will result in a lot more approaches not available earlier, less time for take-off and landing at even poor visibility and adverse weather conditions, reduction in cost - all without any reduction in safety margin.

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and Airport Authority of India (AAI) has spearheaded Indian efforts towards satellite-based navigation by initiating installation of a WAAS-like overlay system for the Indian aerospace called GPS And Geostationary Augmentation Navigation System (GAGAN). India being a country in the tropical region, has a very different ionospheric anomaly and scintillation compared to that of the USA. Indian scientists are trying to model the ionosphere over the Indian region by studying the ionospeheric behaviour at about two dozen locations across India using advanced L1/L2 GPS receivers. However, Indian airports are still way behind in terms of having infrastructure for GPS-based precision approach. Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Airport Authority of India and other concerned authorities should closely monitor the satellite-based aircraft navigation and precision landing related developments in the United States. They should encourage the local GPS industry, which already has developed indigenous GPS-WAAS receiver technology for civilian aircraft and exploit them for use in Indian airports and aerospace.

All future aircraft shall have GPS-based avionics for navigation and landing. Further, all older aircraft are being retrofitted with GPS-based avionics for the same purpose. The International Civil Aviation Organization has a CNS/ATM program to move away from terrestrial based techniques and moving closer to satellite based techniques for aircraft navigation and the gradual transition is expected to happen in the 2010-2012 time frame. India, being a leader in satellite and satellite launching vehicle technologies, should also gear up to take leadership in the satellite based navigation and landing to make a safe journey by air.

20th January 2005
Accord Software bags $4-m deal from Diehl Avionik - TIMES NEWS NETWORK

BANGALORE: As the Airbus A380 — the biggest civil aircraft ever built — readied for rollout in Toulouse, France, on Tuesday, there were celebrations in Bangalore.

Mr Werner Burger, head of software development, Diehl Avionik Systeme (Germany), was in the city visiting Accord Software, a company that’s been doing work offshore for Diehl.

Mr JM Sundaresan, MD, Accord Software and he were a satisfied duo, having successfully supplied their portion of software to the gigantic flying machine.

Diehl, the largest avionics supplier in Germany, develops and manufactures highly sophisticated avionics systems for civil and military aircraft and is the number one software supplier to Airbus.

For the software development of the avionics computer for the new Airbus, Diehl selected Accord Software as a partner in India.

The partnership with Accord Software started with small project work, but for the calendar year January-December 04th, Accord has already clocked business with Diehl worth $2 million.

“We will offshore to Accord development work worth $4 million in 2005,” said Mr Burger, up from $2 million in 2004 and expects a steady increase in the years to come.

The low-profile Accord Software was short listed by Diehl when it was exploring offshore development to India because Accord was started by avionics experts, some of whom were ex-HAL.

“I met them in the year 2000 and we started with very small projects. Initially, we wanted to outsource the work to overcome the shortage of development time, but then we were convinced about the quality; also they are always on schedule for deliveries and they are very flexible. Aircraft development means that there are a lot of modifications in the designs and Accord engineers are very flexible,” said Mr Burger.

Mr Sundaresan expects the relationship to have a huge impact on Accord’s turnover in the future. “Diehl would not have given us more work if they were not satisfied with what we were doing. That itself creates goodwill and we expect to ride on this goodwill,” said Mr Sundaresan.

In addition to offshore development, Accord also does R&D for its own products. Mr Sundaresan talks about a GPS (global positioning system) product that Accord has patented globally and which is slated to get FAA certification this year.

“By 2010-12, all aircraft in the world will have to have GPS for navigation, especially for landing. This will mean a half-billion dollar market for such a product. We will partner with a company which does flight navigation systems, probably a US-based company,” he said.

29th November 2004
Accord Enters its 13th year,eyes 50% growth - Asian Age

Bangalore,Dec 28th :Bangalore based Accord Software & Systems Pvt. Ltd, a CMMI Level 5 IT Company, celebrated its 13th Foundation day recently in great style at the St.Johns Auditorium, Koramangala.

The objective of of the event was to bring all Accordians and their families together to celebrate the anniversary and the success and growth of the company.

The foundation day was also an occasion to recognise several employees who had put in dedicated service of five and ten years at Accord. Awards were given to the winners of the various sports events that were held in the current quarter. The managing director of the company,Mr J.M Sundaresan presented to the Accord family the company's achievements of the year in the areas of Aerospace, GPS, Wireless, Digital Signal Processing and Enterprise Solutions domains. Mr Sundaresan also shared the company's growth plans,which according to him would result in 50 percent growth rates year on year for the next 2 to 3 years.

3rd November 2004
Diehl Avionok Systeme presents Certificate of Honour to Accord

Accord, an esteemed partner of Diehl Avionik Systeme GmbH, Germany (DAv) was recognized with a Certificate of Honour by DAv on 3rd November 2004. Presenting the Certificate of Honour, Mr Werner  Burger, Head of Software Development, DAv said that the Certificate of Honour from Diehl is in recognition of Accord’s superior performance  in achieving CMMI Level 5. He also lauded Accord’s excellent delivery,  quality of service and good cooperation to Diehl in the area of Aerospace Software, Receiving the Certficate of Honour, Mr J M Sundaresan, Managing Director of Accord, said” We thank Diehl for their good gesture of recognition which speaks of the goodwill and cooperation that exists between the two companies. Diehl has been an inspiration to Accord for moving up its performance to a high level and also in achieving CMMI Level 5. We shall strive to improve continuously in our quality of services to Diehl and all our customers.”

20th May 2003

Accord has been certified for its quality management syste m complying to ISO 9001:2000 & Tickit IT standards by DET NORSKE VERITAS(DNV). On May 20th, 2000, Accord Software and Systems Private Limited, a Bangalore based company was awarded ISO 9001:1994 & TickIT from Det Norske Veritas (DNV), for the activities detailed in the scope of Certification.

On May 20th, 2003, Accord upgraded its Quality Management System to ISO 9001:2000 & TickIT standards that places additional emphasis on customer satisfaction and continual improvement goals.

Accord views quality as an integral part of each aspect of its day-to-day functioning, it seeks to make quality as a way of life.
We have scaled new heights in customer satisfaction, as noticeable from our customer retention.