NanoCom ADS-B is a unique payload opportunity for small satellites
The Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) is a cooperative surveillance technology in which an aircraft determines its position via satellite navigation and periodically broadcasts it, enabling it to be tracked. Usually it is ground stations and other airplanes receive the information, but when flying over large bodies of water, no receiver might be in the vicinity.
Most civil passenger aircraft are today equipped with ADS-B transponders operating at 1090MHz transmitting information about aircraft ID, position and status. On-board intelligent database allows recorded data to be queried and searched in many ways e.g. tracking specific flight IDs or providing regional overviews.