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ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance - Broadcast) is a surveillance technology that works by broadcasting GNSS position, velocity and identity to interested parties. It can be used as a supplement to or alternative to radar systems for tracking aircraft. It is a component of the FAA's NextGen ATC improvements, as well as the European SESAR programme.

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What is the current state of the practice regarding surveillance and surveillance data integrity?

I am experiencing difficulties in finding out exactly how air traffic surveillance works in practice, and more specifically what is done to verify the integrity of surveillance data. ADS-B and other ...
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How do you reconcile an airline flight number with an ADS-B record, is this possible?

If you go look at arriving flights at an airport, you'll see something like "American Airlines Flight 224." How do you cross reference that ADS-B flight data? Is this possible? Seems like there's ...
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ADS-B for satellite Tx in Canada

Can simple rod transponder antennas be used to satisfy the Canadian requirements for a top antenna to communicate with ADS-B satellites? (eg. RAMI AV-22)
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FIS-B lookahead for SUA Status

While reading over the recent FDC NOTAMs, I saw this interesting entry come up: ...
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Do ferry flights to the US that are not ADS-B Out equipped require a special ferry permit from 1 Jan 2020?

The aircraft is not compliant with ADS-B Out DO 260B and will be parked in Arizona after return. Can this aircraft fly to the State for ferry flight only to US without ADS-B Out DO 260B? Should I ...
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Mode S Transmission from Boeing 737 Integrated Standby Flight Display (ISFD) data?

During a recent flight, while in communication with London control*, we received a query about our RVSM (Reduced Vertical Separation Minima) compliance. Both the Captain's and First Officer's ...
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Detecting plane or helicopter landing using ADS-B messages only

Let's suppose I only have an ADS-B receiver. I want to detect aircrafts landing at the receiver's location, and estimate the time they will take to land. What would be the most reliable way to perform ...
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ADSB DF17 Altitude decoding

I develop ADSB DF17 messages decoding device. I see that barometric height decoding differs between documents, describing the encoding standard: https://mode-s.org/decode/content/ads-b/3-airborne-...
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Are ERA5 Pressure Level and ADS-B Geometric Height comparable?

I have two wind data sets that I want to compare: a) Aircraft derived data (ADS-B and Mode-S). b) ERA5 Reanalysis data. To compare both I need altitudes to be comparable. On data set a) I have the ...
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What is the accepted ADS-B quality indicator value from EASA/FAA?

I'm doing research that has to do with the ADS-B quality indicators. With the ADS-B quality indicators I've received, I want to compare them with EASA's or FAA's requirements for each ADS-B Version (...
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How will the update from DO-260A to DO-260B improve safety and efficiency in air traffic management significantly?

From what I know, the version update from DO-260A and DO-260B offers new features such as on-ground vs airborne source selection logic, ADS-B failure annunciation, the split of the quality indicators ...
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Where can I find an example of a raw 1090ES message for testing?

Can anyone provide a raw 1090ES Aircraft Operation status message (DO-260B standard) so I can test my decoding logic?
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garmin gdl 52 vs foreflight sentry?

Does it make sense to go with a garmin ADS-B with sirius XM or a regular foreflight sentry ADS-B? I am using garmin pilot but do not mind shifting to foreflight. On the flipside, i read that the ...
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Quality indicators ADS-B out & Ground Station receiver

I have a question about quality indicators parameters: I discussed with a pilot about quality indicators . We talked about NIC and NACp parameters I received his quality indicators in my ADS-B Ground ...
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What is the relationship between ADS-B IN/OUT and different mode transponders?

What is the relationship between ADS-B IN/OUT system and different mode transponders? Can a aircraft with mode A or C transponder have the ADS-B in/out capability, that is getting more detailed ...
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