Category Avionics

Two of the very best SDR sites

http://www.rtl-sdr.com/about-rtl-sdr/ http://www.radiohobbyist.org/blog/ What is RTL-SDR? RTL-SDR is a very cheap software defined radio that uses a DVB-T TV tuner dongle based on the RTL2832U chipset. With the combined efforts of Antti Palosaari, Eric Fry and Osmocom it was found that the signal I/Q data could be accessed directly, which allowed the DVB-T TV tuner to be converted into a […]

Connectivity, Human Factors Drive Next-Gen Cockpit

By John Croft John Croft Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Olathe, Kan.; Phoenix and Tucson In September 2012, Rockwell Collins gathered 18 airline, business aviation and owner-operator pilots in its Cedar Rapids hometown for some straight talk on the automation problems with today’s integrated cockpits. What they learned could help the avionics company create next-generation flight decks […]

SDR: Softrock

Building the SoftRock SDR Posted by Andrew Back on Thu, Dec 20 2012 09:37:44 DSP GSM Test Solder Assembly Communication Applications 723 views This is the first of two posts which take a look at the relatively simple and easy to construct SoftRock software-defined radio (SDR) that is designed for HF amateur radio use. SDR is a particularly […]

Mode S: USB DVB-T hardware to create a low cost Mode S aviation SDR receiver

 Software-defined Radio on a Shoestring Posted by Andrew Back on Tue, Jul 10 2012 09:15:18 Circuit Simulation Test USB (Universal Serial Bus) Wireless Display & Lighting Human Machine Interface PIC FRAM Power Software-defined radio (SDR) holds incredible promise for the future of communications: from reducing the bill of materials and enabling software upgrade of equipment, to cognitive radio […]

Mode S: Using an An SDR for $17: Decoding ADS-B Aircraft Transponders:

An SDR for $17 – The R820T USB RTL-SDR DVB-T Dongle Posted on January 12, 2013 by Chris Smolinski You may have heard of the latest SDR craze to hit the radio hobby – the RTL based USB dongle TV tuners. These were originally made to receive and decode the European standard digital television broadcasts. An enterprising hobbyist […]

Mode S: Using an Ettus SDR: Decoding ADS-B Aircraft Transponders

Garmin Introduces New Series of Aviation VHF Radios

January 15, 2013 – posted in In the Air, What better way to start off the new year than by bringing you more new products? We’re excited to introduce a new series of aviation VHF COM and NAV/COM radios, the GTR and GNC series. As the replacement products for the popular SL 30 and SL 40 […]