AIS receiver on a Raspberry Pi with RTL-SDR

The automatic identification system (AIS) is an automatic tracking system that uses transponders on ships and is used by vessel traffic services (VTS). AIS information supplements marine radar, which continues to be the primary method of collision avoidance for water transport.

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Feed Flightradar24 and Flightaware concurrently with Dump1090

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1. Installation

We’ll assume that your OS (Raspbian) is installed and the network is configured.

1.1 Preparation

Update your system and install some software that we’ll need later (to compile) :

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Flightradar24 : Behind the scene – Receiver setup

The technology used by Flightradar24 is based on ADS-B technology.

Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS–B) is a cooperative surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically adsb-flightradarbroadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. The information can be received by air traffic control ground stations as a replacement for secondary radar. It can also be received by other aircraft to provide situational awareness and allow self separation.
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