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: 1837
unidentified: 58 3.16%

Canada: 23 1.25%
China: 1 0.05%
Costa Rica: 1 0.05%
Denmark: 1 0.05%
Dominican Republic: 1 0.05%
France: 2 0.11%
Germany: 6 0.33%
India: 1 0.05%
Ireland: 1 0.05%
Japan: 2 0.11%
Luxembourg: 2 0.11%
Mexico: 38 2.07%
Netherlands: 2 0.11%
Qatar: 1 0.05%
South Korea: 2 0.11%
Russia: 1 0.05%
Saudi Arabia: 1 0.05%
Singapore: 1 0.05%
Spain: 1 0.05%
Switzerland: 2 0.11%
Turkey: 1 0.05%
United Arab Emirates: 1 0.05%
United Kingdom: 8 0.44%
United States: 1675 91.18%
United States Luftwaffe: 51 2.78%
Venezuela: 2 0.11%
Taiwan: 2 0.11%
Balloons (reserved for future use): 2 0.11%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 1 0.05%

Airframe summary

Glider : 2
C-17 : 2
C-130 : 1
C-130J : 1
P-51 : 1
KC-135 : 3
WC-135 : 1
RC-135 : 1
T-38 : 2
B717 : 9
B727 : 5
B737 : 474
B747 : 8
B757 : 32
B767 : 28
B777 : 26
B787 : 12
DC-3 : 1
DC-9 : 5
DC-10 : 7
MD-11 : 5
MD-8x : 41
A300 : 10
A319 : 82
A320 : 104
A321 : 57
A340 : 2
A350 : 1
A380 : 2
E-135 : 9
E-145 : 47
E-145XR : 27
E-170 : 31
ERJ-175 : 95
E-190 : 9
CRJ700 : 27
CRJ900 : 51
T-6 : 1
TexanII : 12
Dornier328 : 1
Gulfstream : 30
LearJet : 34
Falcon2000 : 13
Falcon900 : 5
Falcon : 9
Beechcraft : 77
Piper : 9
Cessna-172 : 19
Cessna-182 : 9

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