The ARCA Experiment

Welcome to the web-page of the ARCA-Experiment.

The ARCA experiment will fly on the upcoming BEXUS 18 mission.
We are a team of engineering students from the University of Applied Sciences Jena.

The main goal of the experiment is to evaluate, which advantages an aircraft-based ADS-B surveillance system could have.
One experiment goal is not to resort to using pre-built electronics, but instead develop, verify and produce the different parts of our experiments ourself.
The receiver will listen to Mode-S aircraft traffic, decoding DF17 position reports and log them as well as downlink them to the base station, where they can be plotted in user interface software and will be saved for analysis afterwards.

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