What is ADS-B?

ADS-B stands for “Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast”.
ADS-B is information that is transmitted with the transponder signal.
This information contains GPS/NMEA data (position, height and speed),
airplane identification and transponder identification.

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The advantages of ADS-B

  • Live tracking capabilities
  • Enhanced visibility and accuracy, compared to the conventional radar systems
  • Through ACAS (Airborne Collision Avoidance System) possible collisions between aircraft can be detected and prevented
  • ADS-B has a greater range, compared to FLARM
  • Possibility for Search & Rescue to determine a position fix, in case of emergency