ADS-B / AIS Marine band /
VHF and UHF Multi Channel Software Defined Radio Receiver / AIS & ACARS Decoder
The SBS-3 features include:
Onboard decoding for 1090MHz aircraft ADS-b
(including mode-A, C, S & ADS-B), marine AIS & ACARS.
980 Mhz SDR Tuners with 8Mhz Bandwidth per tuner
(eg Air Traffic).
ACARS and AIS
Monitor up to 6 channels at
the same time. Listen to VHF on one tuner, UHF on the other and
digitally mix the two together.
Full speed 100M Ethernet
interface with concurrent multiple sockets.
On board digital audio mixing plus stereo
output DAC and audio interface.Audio output over Ethernet.
connectivity. Powered via the USB connector, either by PC, USB hub or
in-car charger outlet.
Raw Data output for Mode-S, AIS, and all
other demodulations such as ACARS.
Onboard processing and demodulation - NO PC
Ideal for remote site monitoring
I2C Options interface for external controllers and peripherals
(eg Ethernet, RS-232) from auxillary port.
3.5mm dual channel audio
output & digital streaming
Open API (Application
Programming Interface and Protocol)
available for developers who wish to write their own software. Download
from Kinetic Avionics
RS-232 interface built in
for external radio receiver control
GPS input over RS-232 to
assist mobile applications
is a true stand-alone SDR radio
receiver, unlike the majority of so-called SDR
receivers on the market, which are, in reality, just digital tuners!
performs all demodulation and decoding operations internally, without the
need for any third-party software or any other PC software , enabling
genuine stand-alone operation. This unique design means that numerous
audio/data streams can be monitored simultaneously and remotely.
The SBS-3 works as either a Client or a
Server which enables
you to either connect to it, or it can connect to a designated server over
the local network or indeed the internet, for true stand-alone use.
is a flexible design with a phenomenally large FPGA, allowing for future
additional on-board decoders for formats such as POCSAG and many others.
is a revolutionary hardware product that combines the included display
software and allows aviation & marine professionals, and enthusiasts
worldwide, the ability to monitor the skies and seas in an unprecedented
It provides a true Real-Time Virtual Radar
display on a PC or MAC screen showing Mode-S/ADS-B equipped aircraft and AIS
equipped vessels immediately around them.
Windows XP, Windows 7 (32 & 64 bit), Windows 8, Apple OSX with
Compatible with PlanePlotter &
The SBS-3 follows on from the very successful
SBS-1, SBS-1 Mk2, SBS-1e and SBS-1eR and it adds the new features of SDR
AM/FM receiver covering a wide range of frequencies, on 6
channels, including the VHF and
UHF Air bands, ACARS, the VHF Marine band and the broadcast FM band.
three ACARS channels in use in the Sydney area,
can monitor AIS and the
three ACARS channels:131.450, 131.550 and 136.125.
If you are using AIS you need to be careful when you
update to the new 6 channel
firmware and Basestation. If you want to use AIS on the NMEA port with
Shipplotter you need to setup the frequency 161.975 for SDR6. The second AIS
frequency is then automatically used. So you have 5 SDRs left!
The messages on the NMEA port will not be generated if you use other SDRs
instrument also for locating aircraft for 'Aircraft Enhanced
Propagation' radio system to extend radio range .
Kinetic have revised
download update system and
it is now easierto downloadBaseStation &
firmware updates (including ACARS application,
the release of beta firmware and a Basestation release to provide 6 receiver
channels on the SBS-3) from
. No charges for firmware updates. SBS-3 product kit contains: Everything you need to get going with
your computer, including SBS-3 receiver, ADS-B
(1090MHz) magnetic base antenna with 3 metre co-ax cable, VHF wire
antenna for AIS facility & radio,
USB computer cable, &
For computer display, the SBS-3 is powered via the USB connector,
from either a PC,
laptop or iPad. For data
feeding using the ethernet connection, say via the internet, a separate,
from a computer), USB
2 amp power supplyis
required (but not included in
SBS-3 product kit) - either mains
USB AC adapter or an in-car
USB charger outlet.
We stock a USB 2.1 amp, AC mains power supplies, part number USB-2A-ACp/s,
or an ethernet/internet connection kit which includes the USB 2.1 amp AC
power supply as well as a 1.2 metre ethernet patch cable -
see price list page at
Navigation Systems, Germany - GNS5890 ADS-B Receiver
GNS 5890 ADS-B USB receiver kit
Small, compact ADS-B 1090 MHz
high sensitivity receiver stick.
Connects to computer using USB port only - no need for separate power supply.
Power consumption 50mA/250mW.
You may wish to connect to computer with USB extension cable to prevent
mechanical pressure on computer USB socket and if USB sockets very close
together and extra width of ADS-B receiver interferes with adjacent USB
plug. See item (USBm/USBf/23) on Prices/ordering page at
Works with Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10, Android 4x & higher Driver & software download from internet
(no CD, no charge)
2 year manufacturer warranty Package contents
GNS5890 USB receiver
Magnetic base antenna with 2 metre co-ax cable
Quick guide brochure - full manual available for download from internet
What isaircraft ADS-B
ADS-B stands for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-broadcast. It is the
technology system used by aircraft for transmitting their position as well as
altitude, speed, bearing, ascending/descending rate, and identification. ADS-B
equipped aircraft transmit this information automatically and rapidly. ADS-B
data provides more information and with far greater accuracy than the old radar
system. (Radar is also extremely expensive to manufacture, instal, maintain and
requires a very large amount of power to operate.)
The ADS-B signals are transmitted from the aircraft on 1090Mhz .
Most non-recreational planes
(including commercial, military, & Flying Doctor) are now ADS-B equipped. The US
FAA has announced that it has now deployed
the ADS-B technology across the entire U.S.A. .
use of ADS-B avionics has been mandated in
Australia for all aircraft operating in
Australian controlled airspace above 29,000 feet, from
Airservices Australia has rolled out a
new network of ADS-B ground stations to give coverage to nearly all the
Australian continent, whereas the current radar coverage is limited to about
11 zones each with a maximum radius of about 200 miles. Most small recreational aircraft do not have this facility
at the moment. Industry & government users, as well
as enthusiasts, can track ADS-B equipped aircraft live on their own computer screens in
real time, just like Air Traffic Control, for a very
reasonable cost. This includes most commercial planes flying Australian domestic
routes and international flights to Singapore, Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand,
Malaysia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, USA and other countries.
New Zealand, and countries outside Australia, contact
us for special (GST exempt) prices, including
Please check that ADS-B or AIS receivers are allowed to be imported in to your
country, and if there are any duties or extra charges applicable.)
receivers & antenna accessories carried in Melbourne for prompt delivery
- we aim to despatch within 1 working day.
Our prices include GST
for Australia only - (GST free outside Australia) and free Postage to
anywhere in Australia for orders over $60 . Can send by
Express Post in Australia for $3.00extra, up to 3KG.
*No surcharge for Visa or Master
warranty- backed by us and the manufacturers