Dump1090 is an ADS-B decoder and it is used with the RTL-SDR dongle. Automatic Dependent Surveillance Broadcast or ADS-B is the system that is used by aircrafts to transmit their GPS position. Dump1090 receives this information from the RTL-SDR dongle and prints out the location of the aircraft on google maps.
This guide will cover the installation of dump1090. To work, you neet to have the RTL-SDR dongle and of course an antenna tuned to 1090MHz .
First, lets install some packages and the EPEL repository.
yum install epel-release yum install usbutils git gcc rtl-sdr rtl-sdr-devel libusbx-devel libusbx
Then we have to clone and compile
cd /usr/share git clone git://github.com/MalcolmRobb/dump1090.git cd dump1090 make
After that, we have to blacklist some modules to prevent issues with the dongle. Create file rtl-sdr-blacklist.conf on /etc/modprobe.d
Add the following :
blacklist dvb_usb_rtl28xxu blacklist e4000 blacklist rtl2832
We have to craete a systemd script to start/stop dump1090.
Add the following
[Unit] Description=dump1090 [Service] WorkingDirectory=/usr/share/dump1090/ ExecStart=/usr/share/dump1090/dump1090 --interactive --net --net-http-port 8080 StandardOutput=null Restart=on-failure [Install] WantedBy=multi-user.target
Finally let’s enable and start dump1090
systemctl enable dump1090.service systemctl start dump1090.service
Go to http://server_ip:8080. If everything is working as expected you will see the map with the aircrafts.