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April 8, 2014 AT 4:00 am

SDR and SBC: Watching Airplanes with Adafruit SDR on BeagleBone Black – #BeagleBoneBlack @TXInstruments @beagleboardorg

Watching Airplanes with Adafruit SDR on BeagleBone Black:

I recently gave a presentation on Software Defined Radio (SDR) at my hackerspace in Chicago, Pumping Station: One.  I’ve attached the slides to this blog post for reference.  After the talk, someone told me they had seen a program that maps out airplanes flying in one’s area based on data received via Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast (ADS-B) on 1090 MHz.   After a search, I found dump1090 which works with cheap DVB-T USB sticks with certain Realtek chipsets thanks to the rtl-sdr library….

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