Sky Analyzer for Mode-S & ADS-B

A Mode-S & 1090ES ADS-B message analyzing and inspection tool

Introduction

Sky Analyzer is a tool to open, decode, display, analyze and inspect Mode-S & ADS-B messages.

Main Window

Sky Analyzer can open files containing Mode-S messages, decode each message, and display data fields in an intuitive user interface.

Sky Analyzer can also capture live data from commercial ADS-B receivers.

Supported Message Type

Sky Analyzer supports the following types of downlink Mode-S messages.

Downlink Format Fields Status
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-20 AC, MB, AP YES
DF-21 ID, MB, AP YES

Sky Analyzer also supports the following types of ADS-B messages in ME field in DF-17 and DF-18 message.

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

Supported Message Format

Sky Analyzer supports industury standard Mode-S message format.

Format Description
AVR ASCII format with or without timestamp
Beast Escaped binary format

Supported Receiver Hardware

Sky Analyzer supports standard communication protocol to receive live data from receiver hardware.

Protocl Description
UDP Unicast and broadcast on specified port
TCP To specified server address and port
RS232 From local serial port

Sky Analyzer is tested with following commercial receivers.

Name Website
Radar Cape www.radarcape.com
HULC-M www.gns-electronics.de

We appreciate if any one can support us to interface with other receiver devices!