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: 1935
unidentified: 82 4.24%

Brazil: 1 0.05%
Canada: 17 0.88%
China: 2 0.1%
France: 2 0.1%
Germany: 5 0.26%
Ireland: 1 0.05%
Japan: 1 0.05%
Mexico: 51 2.64%
Netherlands: 2 0.1%
New Zealand: 1 0.05%
Panama: 1 0.05%
Qatar: 2 0.1%
South Korea: 2 0.1%
Russia: 1 0.05%
Saudi Arabia: 1 0.05%
Singapore: 1 0.05%
Switzerland: 1 0.05%
Turkey: 1 0.05%
Ukraine: 1 0.05%
United Arab Emirates: 2 0.1%
United Kingdom: 5 0.26%
United States: 1765 91.21%
United States Luftwaffe: 57 2.95%
Venezuela: 1 0.05%
Vietnam: 1 0.05%
Taiwan: 3 0.16%
Unassigned (AFI region): 2 0.1%
Balloons (reserved for future use): 1 0.05%

Airframe summary

Glider : 1
C-130 : 3
E-6 : 1
P-51 : 1
KC-135 : 1
T-38 : 8
B717 : 17
B727 : 7
B737 : 448
B747 : 9
B757 : 30
B767 : 24
B777 : 27
B787 : 10
DC-9 : 9
DC-10 : 8
MD-11 : 8
MD-8x : 39
A300 : 10
A319 : 74
A320 : 102
A321 : 55
A340 : 1
A380 : 2
E-135 : 9
E-145 : 50
E-145XR : 30
E-170 : 29
ERJ-175 : 83
E-190 : 8
CRJ700 : 31
CRJ900 : 43
TexanII : 9
Dornier328 : 1
Gulfstream : 31
LearJet : 35
deHavillandCanada : 1
Falcon2000 : 11
Falcon900 : 9
Falcon : 11
Beechcraft : 81
Piper : 19
Cessna-172 : 24
Cessna-182 : 4
HondaJet : 1

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