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: 1660
unidentified: 59 3.55%

Austria: 1 0.06%
Brazil: 2 0.12%
Canada: 21 1.27%
China: 3 0.18%
France: 1 0.06%
Germany: 6 0.36%
Ireland: 3 0.18%
Japan: 1 0.06%
Luxembourg: 2 0.12%
Mexico: 44 2.65%
Netherlands: 2 0.12%
New Zealand: 1 0.06%
Panama: 1 0.06%
Poland: 1 0.06%
Qatar: 1 0.06%
South Korea: 1 0.06%
Singapore: 1 0.06%
Spain: 2 0.12%
Turkey: 1 0.06%
United Arab Emirates: 2 0.12%
United Kingdom: 5 0.3%
United States: 1524 91.81%
United States Luftwaffe: 24 1.45%
Taiwan: 2 0.12%
Unassigned (AFI region): 1 0.06%
Unassigned (MID region): 1 0.06%
Unassigned (NAM / PAC regions): 2 0.12%
Balloons (reserved for future use): 1 0.06%

Airframe summary

C-17 : 1
C-130 : 3
C-130J : 3
B717 : 10
B727 : 1
B737 : 502
B747 : 6
B757 : 24
B767 : 20
B777 : 30
B787 : 9
DC-3 : 1
DC-9 : 4
DC-10 : 4
MD-11 : 3
MD-8x : 38
A300 : 1
A319 : 82
A320 : 99
A321 : 59
A340 : 3
A350 : 1
A380 : 1
E-135 : 6
E-145 : 44
E-145XR : 27
E-170 : 27
ERJ-175 : 96
E-190 : 10
CRJ700 : 30
CRJ900 : 55
СУ95 : 1
TexanII : 6
Gulfstream : 23
LearJet : 23
Falcon2000 : 7
Falcon900 : 4
Falcon : 6
Beechcraft : 48
Piper : 7
Cessna-172 : 7
Cessna-182 : 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