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: 1775
unidentified: 56 3.15%

Australia: 1 0.06%
Austria: 1 0.06%
Brazil: 1 0.06%
Canada: 16 0.9%
China: 1 0.06%
France: 2 0.11%
Germany: 3 0.17%
Japan: 2 0.11%
Luxembourg: 3 0.17%
Mexico: 52 2.93%
Netherlands: 2 0.11%
New Zealand: 1 0.06%
Qatar: 2 0.11%
Switzerland: 1 0.06%
Turkey: 1 0.06%
United Arab Emirates: 2 0.11%
United Kingdom: 6 0.34%
United States: 1614 90.93%
United States Luftwaffe: 57 3.21%
Venezuela: 1 0.06%
Taiwan: 1 0.06%
Balloons (reserved for future use): 1 0.06%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 2 0.11%
Unassigned (reserved for future use): 1 0.06%

Airframe summary

C-17 : 1
C-130J : 3
E-6 : 2
P-51 : 1
WC-135 : 1
T-38 : 4
B717 : 20
B727 : 1
B737 : 426
B747 : 9
B757 : 20
B767 : 24
B777 : 21
B787 : 10
DC-9 : 4
DC-10 : 5
MD-11 : 2
MD-8x : 39
A300 : 7
A319 : 71
A320 : 114
A321 : 63
A330 : 1
A340 : 1
A380 : 2
E-135 : 8
E-145 : 46
E-145XR : 26
E-170 : 32
ERJ-175 : 99
E-190 : 10
CRJ700 : 38
CRJ900 : 48
TexanII : 15
Dornier328 : 2
Gulfstream : 31
LearJet : 23
Falcon2000 : 15
Falcon900 : 3
Falcon : 11
P.68 : 1
Beechcraft : 81
Piper : 9
Cessna-172 : 12
Cessna-182 : 7
HondaJet : 2

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