SkyLens is a receiver network solution for 868 MHz electronic conspicuity systems such as FLARM, ADS-B, and ADS-L. It uses off-the-shelf hardware and secure communication for great performance, security, and scalability at a low cost. SkyLens is suitable for deployments of any size: From local installations with a few receiver nodes to large-scale networks with hundreds of receivers. Applications range from situational awareness for small airfields, fleet management, and tracking to large U-Space or ATC deployments.
SkyLens uses software-defined radios (SDR) for receiving and decoding radio signals. SDRs offer a very high effective reception range. SkyLens can receive E-Conspicuity signals on different frequencies and following differing parameters (e.g., the modulation) concurrently. All versions of the FLARM radio protocol are currently supported. ADS-L on 868 and 869 MHz will be supported once the standard is released. Other variants on request. ADS-B on 1090 MHz is supported on request, requiring additional SDR receiver hardware.
Networked multi-purpose e-Conspicuity receiver system
Wideband, concurrent multi-frequency reception
FLARM and ADS-L supported
Software-defined radios with high sensitivity and range
Scales from a single receiver to thousands of receivers
Secure communication using industry standards (MQTT, TLS)
Easy software upgrades through docker and dpkg
Private or public networks supported
A SkyLens deployment consists of several receiver nodes (SkyLens Node) and a server (SkyLens Server). Every node connects to the server over a bandwidth-efficient protocol based on MQTT.