Sunday, 23 March 2014

ADS-B reciver is now working

A few weeks ago I bought some RTL receivers with a plan of using them to pick up the ADS-B transponders that all commercial aircraft in Australia must have.

After testing these units with MythTV as a TV broadcast receiver and finding that the supplied antenna was not good enough for the job I moved over to ADS-B.

Not expecting much, I was surprised when they started to pick up planes in the area

This was actually very easy to do with a program called dump1090.(instructions are at )

Next is to use this information to feed into the navigation computer for the start of an avoidance system