Real Time Virtual Radar
Please note that the SBS-1e is no longer available and has now been replaced by the SBS-1er
What is the SBS-1e ?
You can download the SBS-1e brochure (in Adobe PDF format) here but please read on for more details and information.
1 - SBS receiver|
2 - USB Lead 3 - CD with BaseStation software and support documentation
4 - 1090MHz Antenna
5 - BNC Antenna Cable
The SBS-1e BaseStation software provides the ability to assign notes with history to each aircraft as well as image data. The most recent release of the software (known as Snoopy) has several new features and data is now stored in a SQLite database rather than the XML format used on earlier versions (Spider) of the BaseStation software. The powerful software allows single or multiple aircraft to be tracked in three dimensions. New features, updates and tweaks are implemented in new software releases that can be downloaded from the Kinetic website.
The application can be set to log all received data to disk for later importation into a database for further query manipulation.
The application allows for waypoints or points of interest to be entered and displayed on the vector scope making it easier to determine if an aircraft has flown over or near a location. All distance calculations are made using Great Circle methodology for accuracy.
Latitude and Longtitude ADS-B broadcast data must be received by the SBS-1 for the BaseStation software to accuratly display and update an aircraft position. The BaseStation application will still show non ADS-B received Data if selected although ths will not be shown on the Virtual Radar screen. Click on any image below for a larger version.
Up to 20% more aircraft viewable on screen (under multiple test conditions)
Ethernet built-in as standard
For 3rd Party Developers
The data socket, which outputs a stream of information that applications can "listen" to.
Many applications have already been developed to take advantage of the new Snoopy interfaces, among them:
|Screen shot with key||'Modern Art' from SBS-1||Registration data inset|
|Virtual Radar and aircraft list||Aircraft details screen|
There are also several Mode-S/ADS-B usergroups - these are often related to the tie up of unique HEX codes to individual aircraft registration and/or airframes.
Please note we have no connection with any of the foums mentioned above. These usergroups may be moderated or have restricted membership at the discretion of group owner/s.
To access to the Scanner Interface it is necessary to purchase a "Options Key" which will then make this feature available to you. It is then possible to autmatically tune the connected radio to any specific VHF airband frequency associated with waypoints/area or manually.
What is Mode-S / ADS-B
Mode-S employs airborne transponders that provide altitude and identification data, with ADS-B broadcasts and these are available to pilots and air traffic controllers. Latitude and Longtitude ADS-B broadcast data must be received by the SBS-1 for the BaseStation software to accuratly display and update an aircraft position.
The BaseStation application will still show non ADS-B received Data if selected although ths will not be shown on the Virtual Radar screen.
The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has required IFR flights operating as General Air Traffic (GAT) within designated UK Mode S airspace (London TMA) to be Mode S equipped from 31 March 2005, with a 2-year transition period until 31 March 2007, as per AIC 49/2005 (Yellow 171). Additionally, the CAA is about to begin a Regulatory Impact Assessment to mandate Mode S (Elementary) carriage outside of current designated Mode S airspace from 31 March 2008, with a proposed 2-year transition period to 31 March 2010.
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