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: 1825
unidentified: 72 3.95%

Australia: 1 0.05%
Brazil: 1 0.05%
Canada: 24 1.32%
China: 2 0.11%
Denmark: 1 0.05%
Estonia: 1 0.05%
France: 1 0.05%
Germany: 3 0.16%
Guatemala: 1 0.05%
India: 1 0.05%
Japan: 1 0.05%
Malta: 1 0.05%
Mauritius: 1 0.05%
Mexico: 36 1.97%
Netherlands: 1 0.05%
New Zealand: 1 0.05%
Panama: 3 0.16%
Qatar: 1 0.05%
South Korea: 1 0.05%
Russia: 2 0.11%
Singapore: 1 0.05%
Spain: 1 0.05%
Sweden: 1 0.05%
United Arab Emirates: 1 0.05%
United Kingdom: 5 0.27%
United States: 1665 91.23%
United States Luftwaffe: 54 2.96%
Taiwan: 3 0.16%
Unassigned (AFI region): 2 0.11%
Unassigned (EUR / NAT regions): 1 0.05%
Unassigned (MID region): 1 0.05%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 1 0.05%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 1 0.05%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 1 0.05%

Airframe summary

C-130 : 1
P-8 : 1
KC-135 : 1
T-38 : 8
B717 : 16
B727 : 2
B737 : 422
B747 : 5
B757 : 28
B767 : 20
B777 : 19
B787 : 15
DC-10 : 8
MD-11 : 6
MD-8x : 31
A300 : 10
A310 : 1
A319 : 78
A320 : 94
A321 : 44
A330 : 2
A340 : 1
A350 : 1
A380 : 2
E-135 : 10
E-145 : 57
E-145XR : 31
E-170 : 28
ERJ-175 : 83
E-190 : 7
CRJ700 : 35
CRJ900 : 48
TexanII : 15
Gulfstream : 42
LearJet : 34
Falcon2000 : 19
Falcon900 : 5
Falcon : 8
Beechcraft : 74
Piper : 12
Cessna-172 : 13
Cessna-182 : 6

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