Modez/Aviation Mapper is now running live - please try the web app!
The full write-up with:
- demonstration videos
- experimental results
- comparisons to other hardware
- overseas tests, etc
can be found on the main page.
Distribution of received signal strength
Frame signal strength vs. transmitter (airframe) distance
Frame signal strength vs. transmitter (airframe) altitude
Airframe altitude vs. distance
Aviation Mapper Desktop Tracking App
Build-up of trails showing different runway configurations throughout the day
3D Google Earth Front-end
Looking at Sydney airport from side-on, you can see the approach path of planes coming in to land on the active parallel runways
ACARS messages are shown at the circular markers (one is shown in the balloon). Quite a few are sent over the course of a few hours.
Scope of Mode S short frame with (red) binary decode overlaid
Drawing on Eric Cottrell's original decoder, this is the Modez-enhanced scope view with preamble, reference level and data-start/end markers
Evolution of the decoder showing improved noise floor
4MHz chunk visualised in GNU Radio (notice the nearby GSM channel intermod on the right-hand side)
8MHz chunk visualised in Baudline
Accessing SFO RADAR using the magic code-breaking box in the classic film Sneakers