ADS-B Receiver to track aircrafts
ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) is NextGen's surveillance technology for tracking aircrafts and from 2020 all plains should be equipped with this technology. Data transmitted over this system consists of many parameters such as aircraft's current speed, GPS position and more.
The interesting thing about this system is that data begin transmitter over it (at 1090 MHz) is not encrypted.
So, here is a project that will receive and decode ADS-B data and plot it on PC. It uses RF tuner from an old analog satellite receiver and ATmega48 to do the work. Schematics and microcontroller firmware is available for download on project page.
[ Source: Edward ]
- From Frenky on 16-12-2011 at 10:45:14