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: 1818
unidentified: 45 2.48%

Austria: 1 0.06%
Bahamas: 1 0.06%
Brazil: 1 0.06%
Canada: 38 2.09%
China: 1 0.06%
Costa Rica: 1 0.06%
France: 1 0.06%
Germany: 6 0.33%
Japan: 3 0.17%
Luxembourg: 2 0.11%
Mexico: 47 2.59%
Netherlands: 3 0.17%
New Zealand: 1 0.06%
Panama: 2 0.11%
Qatar: 2 0.11%
Saudi Arabia: 1 0.06%
Spain: 2 0.11%
Switzerland: 1 0.06%
Turkey: 1 0.06%
United Arab Emirates: 1 0.06%
United Kingdom: 5 0.28%
United States: 1665 91.58%
United States Luftwaffe: 27 1.49%
Taiwan: 2 0.11%
Unassigned (NAM / PAC regions): 1 0.06%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 1 0.06%

Airframe summary

C-130 : 2
C-130J : 2
KC-135 : 1
T-38 : 6
B717 : 15
B727 : 3
B737 : 512
B747 : 5
B757 : 25
B767 : 25
B777 : 30
B787 : 7
DC-9 : 2
DC-10 : 9
MD-11 : 9
MD-8x : 40
A300 : 13
A310 : 3
A319 : 79
A320 : 113
A321 : 82
A330 : 3
A340 : 2
A380 : 1
E-135 : 10
E-145 : 51
E-145XR : 28
E-170 : 26
ERJ-175 : 97
E-190 : 16
CRJ700 : 28
CRJ900 : 42
СУ95 : 1
Dornier328 : 1
Gulfstream : 33
LearJet : 52
Falcon2000 : 11
Falcon900 : 5
Falcon : 17
Beechcraft : 59
Piper : 5
Mooney : 1
HondaJet : 3

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