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: 1787
unidentified: 58 3.25%

Canada: 24 1.34%
France: 2 0.11%
Germany: 2 0.11%
Ireland: 1 0.06%
Japan: 1 0.06%
Malta: 1 0.06%
Mexico: 42 2.35%
Netherlands: 3 0.17%
New Zealand: 1 0.06%
Norway: 1 0.06%
Panama: 1 0.06%
Qatar: 1 0.06%
South Korea: 2 0.11%
Russia: 1 0.06%
Singapore: 1 0.06%
South Africa: 1 0.06%
Turkey: 1 0.06%
United Arab Emirates: 1 0.06%
United Kingdom: 5 0.28%
United States: 1640 91.77%
United States Luftwaffe: 44 2.46%
Taiwan: 2 0.11%
Unassigned (AFI region): 2 0.11%
Unassigned (EUR / NAT regions): 2 0.11%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 2 0.11%

Airframe summary

Glider : 2
T-38 : 6
B717 : 13
B727 : 4
B737 : 434
B747 : 3
B757 : 27
B767 : 24
B777 : 22
B787 : 12
DC-9 : 3
DC-10 : 8
MD-11 : 6
MD-8x : 32
A300 : 10
A310 : 1
A319 : 79
A320 : 96
A321 : 43
A330 : 1
A350 : 1
A380 : 1
E-135 : 14
E-145 : 56
E-145XR : 26
E-170 : 27
ERJ-175 : 81
E-190 : 8
CRJ700 : 34
CRJ900 : 47
TexanII : 9
Gulfstream : 36
LearJet : 35
deHavillandCanada : 4
Falcon2000 : 15
Falcon900 : 10
Falcon : 8
P.68 : 1
Beechcraft : 86
Piper : 13
Cessna-172 : 18
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