dump1090-fa Debian/Raspbian packages
dump1090-fa is a ADS-B, Mode S, and Mode 3A/3C demodulator and decoder that will receive and decode aircraft transponder messages received via a directly connected software defined radio, or from data provided over a network connection.
It can provide a display of locally received aircraft data in a terminal or via a browser map. Together with PiAware it can be used to contribute crowd-sourced flight tracking data to FlightAware.
It is designed to build as a Debian package, but should also be buildable on many other Linux or Unix-like systems.
Building under buster
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential fakeroot debhelper librtlsdr-dev pkg-config dh-systemd libncurses5-dev libbladerf-dev libhackrf-dev liblimesuite-dev $ ./prepare-build.sh buster $ cd buster $ dpkg-buildpackage -b --no-sign
Building under stretch
$ sudo apt-get install build-essential debhelper librtlsdr-dev pkg-config dh-systemd libncurses5-dev libbladerf-dev $ ./prepare-build.sh stretch $ cd stretch $ dpkg-buildpackage -b --no-sign
Actually building it
Nothing special, just build it (
Building with limited dependencies
(Supported for buster builds only)
The package supports some build profiles to allow building without all required SDR libraries being present. This will produce a package with limited SDR support only.
dpkg-buildpackage with a comma-separated list of
profiles. The list of profiles should include
custom and zero or more of
limesdr depending on what you want:
$ dpkg-buildpackage -b --no-sign --build-profiles=custom,rtlsdr # builds with rtlsdr support only $ dpkg-buildpackage -b --no-sign --build-profiles=custom,rtlsdr,bladerf # builds with rtlsdr and bladeRF support $ dpkg-buildpackage -b --no-sign --build-profiles=custom # builds with _no_ SDR support (network support only)
You can probably just run "make" after installing the required dependencies. Binaries are built in the source directory; you will need to arrange to install them (and a method for starting them) yourself.
make BLADERF=no will disable bladeRF support and remove the dependency on
make RTLSDR=no will disable rtl-sdr support and remove the dependency on
make HACKRF=no will disable HackRF support and remove the dependency on
make LIMESDR=no will disable LimeSDR support and remove the dependency on
Building on OSX
Minimal testing on Mojave 10.14.6, YMMV.
$ brew install librtlsdr $ brew install libbladerf $ brew install hackrf $ brew install pkg-config $ make
Building on FreeBSD
Minimal testing on 12.1-RELEASE, YMMV.
# pkg install gmake # pkg install pkgconf # pkg install rtl-sdr # pkg install bladerf # pkg install hackrf $ gmake
Generating wisdom files
dump1090-fa uses starch to build
multiple versions of the DSP code and choose the fastest supported by the
hardware at runtime. The implementations chosen can been seen by running
The implementations used are controlled by "wisdom files", a list of implementations to use in order of priority. For each DSP function, the first implementation listed that's supported by the current hardware is used. By default dump1090-fa provides compiled-in wisdom for x86, ARM 32-bit, and ARM 64-bit. If the defaults are not suitable for your hardware or if you're building on a different architecture, you may want to generate your own external wisdom file.
Ideally, to get stable results, you want to do this on an idle system with CPU frequency scaling disabled. Running the benchmarks will take some time (10s of minutes).
Follow the instructions to copy the resulting wisdom file to
make wisdom.local. Wait.
Copy the resulting
wisdom.local file somewhere appropriate.
Update the dump1090-fa command-line options to include