ADS-B in space: Decoder implementation and first results from the GATOSS mission

Bjarke Gosvig Knudsen, Morten Jensen, Alex Birklykke, Peter Koch, Johan Christiansen, Karl Laursen, Lars Alminde, Yannick Le Moullec

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Abstract

ADS-B is increasingly used for air traffic control in areas covered by terrestrial receivers; however, its limited range makes it unsuitable for other areas such as the oceans. To overcome this limitation, it has been proposed to receive ADS-B signals from low earth orbit nano-satellites and relay them to the terrestrial receivers. This paper gives an overview of the GATOSS mission and of its highly-sensitive ADS-B software-defined radio receiver payload. Details of the design and implementation of the receiver's decoder are introduced. The first real-life, space-based results show that ADS-B signals are indeed successfully received in space and retransmitted to a terrestrial station by the GATOSS nano-satellite orbiting at 700+ km altitudes, thus showing that GATOSS is capable of tracking flights, including transoceanic ones, from space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Conference (BEC), 2014 14th Biennial Baltic
Number of pages4
Volume2015-November
PublisherIEEE Press
Publication date4 Nov 2014
Pages57-60
Article number7320555
ISBN (Print)9781467395397
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2014
Event14th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference, BEC 2014 - Tallinn, Estonia
Duration: 6 Oct 20148 Oct 2014

Conference

Conference14th Biennial Baltic Electronics Conference, BEC 2014
CountryEstonia
CityTallinn
Period06/10/201408/10/2014
SeriesInternational Biennale Baltic Electronics Conference,
ISSN1736-3705

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