The Testing of MLAT Method Application by means of Usage low-cost ADS-B Receivers

Stanislav Pleninger


The paper describes the process and results achieved during the measurement which was realized with the aim of identify an applicability of MLAT (Multilateration) method by means of using so-called “low-cost” ADS-B receivers. In terms of measurement, ADS-B receivers without GPS time synchronization module was utilized thus specific time synchronization method was required to implement.


Surveillance; Mode S; ADS-B; 1090ES; MLAT; Multilateration; transponder


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