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Team members: [[user:bretscak|Adam Bretsch]]
 
Team members: [[user:bretscak|Adam Bretsch]]
 
== Grading Template ==
 
I'm using the following template to grade.  Each slot is 10 points.
 
0 = Missing, 5=OK, 10=Wow!
 
 
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00 Executive Summary
 
00 Installation Instructions
 
00 User Instructions
 
00 Highlights
 
00 Theory of Operation
 
00 Work Breakdown
 
00 Future Work
 
00 Conclusions
 
00 Demo
 
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Comments: I'm looking forward to seeing this.
 
 
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== Executive Summary ==
 
== Executive Summary ==
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== Packaging ==
 
== Packaging ==
If you have hardware, consider [http://cpprojects.blogspot.com/2013/07/small-build-big-execuition.html Small Build, Big Execuition] for ideas on the final packaging.
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BeagleBone Blue:
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https://beagleboard.org/blue
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Currently using these SDRs:
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https://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/
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http://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/nesdr-smart-xtr.html
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(consider [http://cpprojects.blogspot.com/2013/07/small-build-big-execuition.html Small Build, Big Execuition] for ideas on the final packaging)
  
 
== Installation Instructions ==
 
== Installation Instructions ==
  
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Current sources:
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https://randomkeystrokes.com/2016/07/02/installing-dump1090-adsb-decoder-tool-on-ubuntu-16-04-lts/
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https://github.com/antirez/dump1090
  
* Include your [https://github.com/ github] path as a link like this to the read-only git site:  [https://github.com/MarkAYoder/gitLearn https://github.com/MarkAYoder/gitLearn].  
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(* Include your [https://github.com/ github] path as a link like this to the read-only git site:  [https://github.com/MarkAYoder/gitLearn https://github.com/MarkAYoder/gitLearn].  
 
* Be sure your README.md is includes an up-to-date and clear description of your project so that someone who comes across you git repository can quickly learn what you did and how they can reproduce it.
 
* Be sure your README.md is includes an up-to-date and clear description of your project so that someone who comes across you git repository can quickly learn what you did and how they can reproduce it.
 
* Include a Makefile for you code.
 
* Include a Makefile for you code.
 
* Include any additional packages installed via '''apt'''.
 
* Include any additional packages installed via '''apt'''.
 
* Include kernel mods.
 
* Include kernel mods.
* If there is extra hardware needed, include links to where it can be obtained.
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* If there is extra hardware needed, include links to where it can be obtained.)
  
 
== User Instructions ==
 
== User Instructions ==
  
Once everything is installed, how do you use the program?  Give details here, so if you have a long user manual, link to it here.
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(Once everything is installed, how do you use the program?  Give details here, so if you have a long user manual, link to it here.)
  
 
== Highlights ==
 
== Highlights ==
  
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Include a [http://www.youtube.com/ YouTube] demo.)
  
Include a [http://www.youtube.com/ YouTube] demo.
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== Theory of Operation ==
  
== Theory of Operation ==
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Dump1090 and dump978 are seperate programs that us a RTL-SDR usb dongle to look at a band of air traffic radio. The software will combine the outputs of these two radios into a new utility that combines both and identifies them. This display will show the different bands as different colors.
  
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Whenever a plane is detected close enough to the radios, a buzzer or alarm will go of as an alert. This is so you can find the planes in the sky, or identify planes from a nearby air traffic.
  
 
== Work Breakdown ==
 
== Work Breakdown ==
  
List the major tasks in your project and who did what.
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Done:
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Installed dump1090 - 10/22/17
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Tested dump1090 -10/22/17
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Installed dump978 - 10/29/17
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Tested dump978 - 10/29/17
  
Also list here what doesn't work yet and when you think it will be finished and who is finishing it.
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To be done:
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Analyze dump1090 source - 11/2/17
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Analyze dump978 source - 11/2/17
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Combine code dump 1090 and dump978 - 11/7/17
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Combine display outputs - 11/3/17
  
== Future Work ==
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== Future Work ==  
  
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Could add twitter interface to send alerts over the Internet.
  
 
== Conclusions ==
 
== Conclusions ==
  
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== Grading ==
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0 = Missing, 5=OK, 10=Wow!
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<pre style="color:red">
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00 Executive Summary
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00 Installation Instructions
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00 User Instructions
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00 Highlights
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00 Theory of Operation
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00 Work Breakdown
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00 Future Work
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00 Conclusions
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00 Demo
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00 Late
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Comments:
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Score:  /100
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</pre>
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Revision as of 06:59, 31 October 2017


Team members: Adam Bretsch

Executive Summary

RTL-SDR radios can monitor local air traffic via ADS-B signals. These signals operate in two different frequency bands, 1090MHz and 978MHz. The goal of this project is to combine and display both frequency ranges using 2 SDRs, one set to each frequency range.

Currently the utilities dump1090 and dump978 can separately output plane data to a html page. This page shows the direction and location of each plane in sensor range, but only those of the selected frequency band.

The plan is to create a new utility that combines the two, showing both types of plane on one html map. The frequency range should be easily identifiable, coded by color or otherwise apparent.

This tool will have many different applications. The overall goal is to be able to set up the BeagleBone with the 2 SDRs and have it give alerts whenever a plane is close enough see. These planes will be drawn from both bands thanks to the utility designed in this project.

Packaging

BeagleBone Blue:

https://beagleboard.org/blue

Currently using these SDRs:

https://www.rtl-sdr.com/buy-rtl-sdr-dvb-t-dongles/

http://www.nooelec.com/store/sdr/nesdr-smart-xtr.html


(consider Small Build, Big Execuition for ideas on the final packaging)

Installation Instructions

Current sources:

https://randomkeystrokes.com/2016/07/02/installing-dump1090-adsb-decoder-tool-on-ubuntu-16-04-lts/ https://github.com/antirez/dump1090

(* Include your github path as a link like this to the read-only git site: https://github.com/MarkAYoder/gitLearn.

  • Be sure your README.md is includes an up-to-date and clear description of your project so that someone who comes across you git repository can quickly learn what you did and how they can reproduce it.
  • Include a Makefile for you code.
  • Include any additional packages installed via apt.
  • Include kernel mods.
  • If there is extra hardware needed, include links to where it can be obtained.)

User Instructions

(Once everything is installed, how do you use the program? Give details here, so if you have a long user manual, link to it here.)

Highlights

(Here is where you brag about what your project can do. Include a YouTube demo.)

Theory of Operation

Dump1090 and dump978 are seperate programs that us a RTL-SDR usb dongle to look at a band of air traffic radio. The software will combine the outputs of these two radios into a new utility that combines both and identifies them. This display will show the different bands as different colors.

Whenever a plane is detected close enough to the radios, a buzzer or alarm will go of as an alert. This is so you can find the planes in the sky, or identify planes from a nearby air traffic.

Work Breakdown

Done: Installed dump1090 - 10/22/17 Tested dump1090 -10/22/17 Installed dump978 - 10/29/17 Tested dump978 - 10/29/17

To be done: Analyze dump1090 source - 11/2/17 Analyze dump978 source - 11/2/17 Combine code dump 1090 and dump978 - 11/7/17 Combine display outputs - 11/3/17

Future Work

Could add twitter interface to send alerts over the Internet.

Conclusions

Grading

0 = Missing, 5=OK, 10=Wow!

00 Executive Summary
00 Installation Instructions 
00 User Instructions
00 Highlights
00 Theory of Operation
00 Work Breakdown
00 Future Work
00 Conclusions
00 Demo
00 Late
Comments: 
Score:  /100

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