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How airspace reboots after volcano erupts

Postby Sven » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:26 am

Here's a link to a great video on the return to normalcy after the volcanic eruption.

http://vimeo.com/11205494

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Re: How airspace reboots after volcano erupts

Postby lucaberta » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:24 pm

Glad to see that my ADS-B data has been used for a nice purpose... I have a ground station that receives the live ADS-B traffic on 1090 MHz, and sends it to the server used to create that animation, which is:

http://www.flightradar24.com

If you look for the traffic in northern Italy, it's stuff that passes on the same Internet wire I am writing you from right now... ;)

Thanks for the great video Sven! --Luca
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Re: How airspace reboots after volcano erupts

Postby DJTorrente » Thu Apr 29, 2010 1:35 pm

Interesting stuff, Sven. Are SW France and Spain that void of air traffic, or is it just the coverage shown in this video? Even after things get going again, no traffic appears south of Paris or west of Lyon. Pretty conspicuous black hole.

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Re: How airspace reboots after volcano erupts

Postby lucaberta » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:25 pm

DJTorrente wrote:Are SW France and Spain that void of air traffic, or is it just the coverage shown in this video?

it's due to coverage, DJT. There are many different networks of stations at this time in Europe, and some touch the USA too, and most notably the french and the spanish have their own network. Of course they are not compatible with each other...

Do remember that this is just a community effort, with some geeks like myself that have spent money to buy an ADS-B receiver (a few hundred bucks) and an antenna (about 150 bucks) and then with some software decode and feed the data to a central server, in a way much similar to what is done for voice comms with LiveATC.net

And often times different communities are run with very different ideas in mind, and then you start to see incompatibility between services that do the exact same thing... though we pretty much all use the same ADS-B receiver, the Kinetic SBS1 family:

http://www.kinetic-avionics.co.uk/sbs-1.php

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Re: How airspace reboots after volcano erupts

Postby champguy » Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:25 am

Thanks to everyone involved. I just enjoyed the pretty picture with no idea what was involved.
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