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Recieve Aircraft Transponders

by netwalker » Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:29 pm

I'm curious if anyone has discussed incorporating features of dump1090 into GCS. It's an open source project that uses a software defined radio ($20) to receive aircraft transponder signals and overlay them on google maps.

It could make for an interesting geofencing safety feature to avoid aircraft.

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https://github.com/antirez/dump1090

https://github.com/MalcolmRobb/dump1090

https://flightaware.com/adsb/piaware/

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Re: Recieve Aircraft Transponders

by cGiesen » Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:01 am

That could be a great security feature!
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Re: Recieve Aircraft Transponders

by kenn.sebesta » Mon Jan 04, 2016 5:39 pm

I would be interested in supporting that feature. At a quicky glance, the project readme files don't seem to share hardware specifications (the simple antenna is pretty nice, though). Is there a good A to Z guide for purchasing all necessary hardware and getting it working?
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Re: Recieve Aircraft Transponders

by netwalker » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:31 am

If your interested in getting a setup running to test, just follow the piaware link above. That will walk you through how to get it up and running on a raspberry pi, but the same steps work with just a couple small changes in Ubuntu also. If you look at the flightaware forums, there is a lot more info also.
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Re: Recieve Aircraft Transponders

by netwalker » Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:37 am

Oh! And for hardware, this (and somthing running Linux) is all that you need to get started. I'd recommend adding a proper ground plane and trimming the antenna to length for 1090mhz also.

http://www.amazon.com/NooElec-RTL-SDR-R ... B008S7AVTC

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