ADS-B Reception, Decoding & Sharing with Docker

Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) is a safety and surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked.

These ADS-B data can be received by nerds enthusiasts using Software Defined Radio (SDR), and shared with aggregators, which collect, combine, and redistribute flight information for fun and profit.

Fun and Non-Profit Aggregators

For-Profit Aggregators


This guide will walk you through the process to deploy and configure Docker containers to allow reception and decoding of ADS-B data, as well as submission to various flight tracking services, both open and commercial, and the visualisation of this data.

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