Raspberry Pi SDR Tracks Airplanes in Real-Time

There is definitely something intriguing about accessing public data, from the civilian radio station to ISS tracking. Raspberry Pi proved to be a capable choice for tinsmiths with a hunger for information. But for those interested in local space activities, you’ll need a Raspberry Pi aircraft monitoring platform created by manufacturer Dr2mod!

Most aircraft use ADS-B (automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast) technology to transmit location data to control stations in real time while in flight. This data is also available to anyone who uses the correct receiver. Dr2mod accesses this data using the Raspberry Pi 3 B + along with the HackRF One Software Defined Radio (SDR).