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       rtl_adsb - a simple ADS-B decoder


       Uses  a re-purposed DVB-T receiver as a software defined radio to receive and decode ADS-B
       data. Written by Kyle Keen and incorporated in the osmocom rtl-sdr project.

       Automatic dependent surveillance-broadcast, ADS-B, consists of position and  other  status
       data  transmitted by aircraft in support of air traffic control in order to improve safety
       of flight.

       Much software is available for the RTL2832. Most of the user-level packages  rely  on  the
       librtlsdr library which comes as part of the rtl-sdr codebase. This codebase contains both
       the library itself and also a number of command line  tools  such  as  rtl_test,  rtl_sdr,
       rtl_tcp, and rtl_fm. These command line tools use the library to test for the existence of
       RTL2832 devices and to perform basic data transfer functions to and from the device.

       Because most of the RTL2832 devices are connected using USB, the librtlsdr library depends
       on the libusb library to communicate with the device.


       With  a  suitable  antenna  for  receiving  the  1090  MHz  signal attached to the rtl-sdr
       supported device, this program will output the data decoded from that signal.


       rtl_adsb [-R] [-g gain] [-p ppm] [output file]


       -d device_index (default: 0)

       -V verbove output (default: off)

       -S show short frames (default: off)

       -Q quality (0: no sanity checks, 0.5: half bit, 1: one bit (default), 2: two bits)

       -e allowed_errors (default: 5)

       -g tuner_gain (default: automatic)

       -p ppm_error (default: 0)

               (a '-' dumps samples to stdout)
               (omitting the filename also uses stdout)


       Streaming with netcat:
                rtl_adsb | netcat -lp 8080

                while true; do rtl_adsb | nc -lp 8080; done

       Streaming with socat:
                rtl_adsb | socat -u -


       RTL-SDR wiki documentation:

       Other rtl-sdr programs:

       rtl_eeprom(1), rtl_fm(1), rtl_sdr(1), rtl_tcp(1), rtl_test(1)


       This manual page was written by Maitland Bottoms for the Debian project (but may  be  used
       by others).


       Copyright (c) 2013 A. Maitland Bottoms <>

       This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of
       the GNU General Public License as  published  by  the  Free  Software  Foundation,  either
       version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

       This  program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY;
       without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.
       See the GNU General Public License for more details.