How does FA use our reports?


#1

I have had my PiAware station up for almost 2 weeks – I’m very happy with my station and the results! My question is about how FA determines how to use ADS-B reports when * multiple reports are available. Air traffic in my location is very busy - so when i look at flights where my reports are used, typically there are only one or two used – and i know from my local monitoring i had the flight solid much longer than the used reports would indicate – how does FA select reports to use? I’m guessing the station closest to the position reported “wins” – my reports that get used are usually clustered very close to my location –

Great product, great service – as I said above, I’m delighted with this whole program - it’s even got me thinking about dusting off my Ham license!*


#2

it’s wonderful to have lots of stations reporting the same flight since you have not only redundancy if a station goes down but also you can do some statistical processing to establish what data is likely to be correct and also see if some is really wrong.


#3

according to what i see is that the first selectionn is what software you use. Before i used my self made antenna and planeplotter and my positions were always used on lower altitudes others couldn’t receive. My other positions were rare.
Since twoo months i have their own FlightFeeder and when i check a flight pe from norway to france or further (I live in between, Belgium) My data appear a lot from the moment my antenna receives it (+400km away to the north until my reception drops in the south. In the south i don’t get that far. During 40 minutes of these flights most of the used data are from me.
I can understand that, they do of course trust their own data more than other :wink: