Sky Observer for Desktop is a desktop ADS-B receiver, decoder and tracker software.
Sky Observer can receive and process ADS-B & Mode-S messages from commercial or homemade ADS-B/Mode-S receiver hardware, extract flight information and make tracking. It can also output flight information in standard ASTERIX category 21 format.
Sky Observer can change your PC to an ADS-B Ground Station System.
Sky Observer is capable to process the following types of ADS-B messages.
|ADS-B Message Type||DO-260||DO-260A||DO-260B|
|Airborne Position Message||YES||YES||YES|
|Surface Position Message||—||—||—|
|Aircraft Identity and Category Message||YES||YES||YES|
|Airborne Velocity Message (Ground)||YES||YES||YES|
|Airborne Velocity Message (Air)||—||—||—|
|Aircraft Status Message (Emergency)||YES||YES||YES|
|Aircraft Status Message||N/A||N/A||—|
|Target State and Status Message||N/A||YES||YES|
|Aircraft Operational Status Message (Airborne)||N/A||YES||YES|
|Aircraft Operational Status Message (Surface)||N/A||YES||YES|
Sky Observer is capable to process the following types of Mode-S messages.
|DF-0||VS, AC, AP||YES|
|DF-4||FS, DR, UM, AC, AP||YES|
|DF-5||FS, DR, UM, ID, AP||YES|
|DF-11||CA, AA, PI||YES|
|DF-16||VS, AC, MV, AP||YES|
|DF-17||CA, AA, ME, PI||YES|
|DF-18||CF, AA, ME, PI||YES|
|DF-19||AF, AA, ME, PI||YES|
|DF-20||AC, MB, AP||YES|
|DF-21||ID, MB, AP||YES|
Sky Observer is designed to work with any receiver hardware which can send received Mode-S messages to Sky Observer by LAN or other interfaces.
Currently we are developing and testing it with Radar Cape
We appreciate if any one can support us to interface with other receiver devices!
Sky Observer is able to output received ADS-B tracks in Eurocontrol ASTERIX format.
The supported categories and versions are:
- Target reports in CAT021 version 0.26
- Target reports in CAT021 version 2.4