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: 1854
unidentified: 84 4.53%

Argentina: 1 0.05%
Canada: 22 1.19%
China: 2 0.11%
Egypt: 1 0.05%
France: 2 0.11%
Germany: 6 0.32%
Ireland: 2 0.11%
Japan: 1 0.05%
Mexico: 65 3.51%
Netherlands: 2 0.11%
New Zealand: 1 0.05%
Qatar: 1 0.05%
Russia: 2 0.11%
Singapore: 1 0.05%
Suriname: 1 0.05%
Turkey: 1 0.05%
United Arab Emirates: 1 0.05%
United Kingdom: 3 0.16%
United States: 1684 90.83%
United States Luftwaffe: 48 2.59%
Taiwan: 2 0.11%
Unassigned (EUR / NAT regions): 1 0.05%
Unassigned (ASIA region): 1 0.05%
Unassigned (NAM / PAC regions): 1 0.05%

Airframe summary

C-17 : 2
C-130 : 1
P-51 : 1
T-38 : 3
B717 : 15
B727 : 5
B737 : 432
B747 : 5
B757 : 31
B767 : 26
B777 : 23
B787 : 7
DC-9 : 9
DC-10 : 6
MD-11 : 8
MD-8x : 25
A300 : 16
A310 : 1
A319 : 68
A320 : 92
A321 : 64
A330 : 1
A350 : 1
A380 : 2
E-135 : 9
E-145 : 37
E-145XR : 25
E-170 : 33
ERJ-175 : 83
E-190 : 13
CRJ700 : 26
CRJ900 : 44
TexanII : 10
Gulfstream : 35
LearJet : 42
Falcon2000 : 9
Falcon900 : 4
Falcon : 15
Beechcraft : 84
Piper : 12
Mooney : 7
Cessna-172 : 19
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