Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is a surveillance system by which aircraft actively broadcast their GPS-based position. Unlike secondary surveillance radar systems, ADS-B does not rely upon interrogation and can therefore also be used to provide situational awareness without the need for a local transmitter. Several Cambridge Pixel applications use ADS-B reports, along with primary radar detections, to track and display aircraft positions on an operator’s display.
The SPx ADS-B Monitor is a free application that Cambridge Pixel offers to anyone with a suitable source of ADS-B data that they wish to inspect.
- Easy to use, built-in documentation
- No need to install, simply run executable
- Windows compatible
- Receives and decodes common ADS-B message formats, including:
- Radar Gadget
- FlightRadar24 (FR24)
- Targets displayed in tabular format with sorting per column
- Network (UDP or TCP) or serial port input
- Log messages to file
- Calculation of target range/bearing based on supplied platform location
- Re-transmit data on network