ADS-B Mode-S

The result of tracking nearby aircraft with a Raspberry Pi and a RTL-SDR.

Yesterday's Flights

Yesterday's Stats

Country summary

Total airframes: 1630
unidentified: 43 2.64%

Brazil: 2 0.12%
Canada: 39 2.39%
China: 2 0.12%
France: 4 0.25%
Germany: 6 0.37%
India: 1 0.06%
Ireland: 1 0.06%
Japan: 1 0.06%
Luxembourg: 1 0.06%
Mexico: 43 2.64%
Netherlands: 3 0.18%
Norway: 1 0.06%
Panama: 2 0.12%
Portugal: 1 0.06%
Qatar: 1 0.06%
South Korea: 1 0.06%
Singapore: 1 0.06%
Turkey: 1 0.06%
United Arab Emirates: 1 0.06%
United Kingdom: 4 0.25%
United States: 1480 90.8%
United States Luftwaffe: 19 1.17%
Venezuela: 1 0.06%
Taiwan: 3 0.18%
Unassigned (AFI region): 1 0.06%
Unassigned (MID region): 1 0.06%
Balloons (reserved for future use): 1 0.06%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 2 0.12%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 1 0.06%

Airframe summary

Glider : 2
C-5 : 1
C-130J : 1
P-51 : 1
B717 : 11
B737 : 472
B747 : 7
B757 : 36
B767 : 19
B777 : 31
B787 : 11
DC-9 : 2
DC-10 : 6
MD-11 : 2
MD-8x : 29
A300 : 4
A310 : 2
A319 : 85
A320 : 125
A321 : 75
A330 : 2
A350 : 1
A380 : 3
E-135 : 9
E-145 : 42
E-145XR : 25
E-170 : 22
ERJ-175 : 86
E-190 : 11
CRJ700 : 34
CRJ900 : 40
Як-X : 1
T-6 : 1
TexanII : 6
Gulfstream : 20
LearJet : 19
Falcon2000 : 9
Falcon900 : 10
Falcon : 4
Beechcraft : 36
Piper : 6
Cessna-172 : 19
Cessna-182 : 4

What is all of this?

Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast - Mode-S

With a $10 DVB-T card, $6 of RG6 coaxial cable, a $35 Raspberry Pi B+, and a massive $20 µSD card I can track flights in real time which happen to venture near my house. Because of this, my friends tell me I have an AWACS system in my extra bedroom.

You only need a few things to get started:

If you're still after more:

References and Software

gr-air-modes - ADS-B receiving software.
wikipedia ADS-B
rtl-sdr ads-b article
dump1090
satsignal pi-1090
asd-b.ca