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1995 Forum Members + RadarBox Quick Facts
« on: May 17, 2009, 04:18:49 AM »
As we write this message, our forum has 1995 users...5 to the magic 2000!
We are a big family now.

With the first unit sold in July 2007, RadarBox is now the most popular and successful ADS-B receiver on the market.

Some interesting facts on the RadarBox project:

- First ADS-B Receiver is space (check http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?topic=2650.0 )
- Over 5 million ADS-B messages processed by our central server daily;
- RadarBox network now with more than 500 different sharers per day (by far the first and by far the biggest and more reliable ADS-B network );
- More than 70 worldwide dealers;
- Articles and mentions in more than 30 magazines;
- Sponsor of the first London Heathrow live webcam: www.heathrowcam.net

Version 2.10 is in its final development stage: 90% of the work is done. Expect more good news in 1 week.

Again thanks for all your interest on RadarBox and rest assured we will continue to do our best to keep this project growing. Work will never stop at AirNav Systems.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2009, 05:38:13 AM by AirNav Development »

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Re: 1995 Forum Members + RadarBox Quick Facts
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2009, 05:55:45 AM »
I was wondering about the ADS-B receiver in space, where will it be? over europe...USA, Asia..or it will constantly move?
and I guess it is availbale as a "user" on the radarbox?

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Re: 1995 Forum Members + RadarBox Quick Facts
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2009, 06:05:15 AM »
Jordan: first it will be launched on a high altitude balloon and at the end of the year on a low orbit satellite that constantly moves around the globe.

Check this link to understand more about low orbit/geostationary satellites:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_satellite

Copy/Paste from Wikipedia:

Low-Earth-orbiting satellites
Main article: Low Earth orbit
Low Earth orbit in Cyan

A Low Earth Orbit (LEO) typically is a circular orbit about 400 kilometres above the earth’s surface and, correspondingly, a period (time to revolve around the earth) of about 90 minutes. Because of their low altitude, these satellites are only visible from within a radius of roughly 1000 kilometres from the sub-satellite point. In addition, satellites in low earth orbit change their position relative to the ground position quickly. So even for local applications, a large number of satellites are needed if the mission requires uninterrupted connectivity.

Low earth orbiting satellites are less expensive to launch into orbit than geostationary satellites and, due to proximity to the ground, don't require as high signal strength (Recall that signal strength falls off as the square of the distance from the source, so the effect is dramatic). Thus there is a trade off between the number of satellites and their cost. In addition, there are important differences in the onboard and ground equipment needed to support the two types of missions.

A group of satellites working in concert is known as a satellite constellation. Two such constellations, intended to provide satellite phone services, primarily to remote areas, are the Iridium and Globalstar systems. The Iridium system has 66 satellites. Another LEO satellite constellation known as Teledesic, with backing from Microsoft entrepreneur Paul Allen, was to have over 840 satellites. This was later scaled back to 288 and ultimately ended up only launching one test satellite.

It is also possible to offer discontinuous coverage using a low Earth orbit satellite capable of storing data received while passing over one part of Earth and transmitting it later while passing over another part. This will be the case with the CASCADE system of Canada’s CASSIOPE communications satellite. Another system using this store and forward method is Orbcomm.

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Re: 1995 Forum Members + RadarBox Quick Facts
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2009, 06:17:03 AM »
Very cool to read the facts and stats. Just like the other week with ADS-B stats.
Please keep releasing more facts and stats! Always fun to read them.

Edit:
Looking at the members stats more closely. Out of all those 1995(now 2000)members.  1338 of them has zero posts.  Maybe they are waiting for AirNav ShipTrax to be release!.
Then you can break the stats down some more.
Count how many members only has 1 post, 2 posts, 3posts.

More Cool Forum Stats:
2 members in the 1,### range posts.
2 members with over 2,000 posts.

and more members will be added when AirNav ShipTrax product is released! :-)

If I'm not reading that correctly on this forum software.  Please correct it for me.

Another website that uses a different forum software (they also release stats this year too).  It's setup as where members will only show up on the "Members List" till they have more then 3 posts on the forum.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2009, 07:25:47 AM by Brian »

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Re: 1995 Forum Members + RadarBox Quick Facts
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2009, 07:14:00 AM »
When ShipTrax is released the forum will grow even more. That's an all new community that we will bring to AirNav Systems. We are applying to the Shipping community all the know how and hi tech of the aviation software industry,

Regarding the forum: if that other website you mentioned is the one we are thinking about then you will be pleased to know that our forum members number grows at 3x their rate.

Maybe you are not referring to than one...but...that was another interesting fact. :-)

Anyway it is important for our users to know that the RadarBox project is at cruise level and further growth is expected in a near future.

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Re: 1995 Forum Members + RadarBox Quick Facts
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2009, 07:23:13 AM »
Not sure what other forum you are thinking of.  But they don't have a product that does Mode-S or ADS-B or any kind what AirNav System products has.

What forum were you thinking of AirNav Development ?.  You can email if you want more details.
It's a forum that has lots of links pointing to the AirNav RadarBox page URL.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2009, 07:26:45 AM by Brian »

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Re: 1995 Forum Members + RadarBox Quick Facts
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2009, 07:26:45 AM »
Ah Ok. Sorry I was thinking about "another" forum. :-)

Another interesting statistic: we have right now 118460 flights on our callsign/origin/destination database and 65935 photo information links on our central photo database.

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Re: 1995 Forum Members + RadarBox Quick Facts
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2009, 01:58:20 PM »
Airnav Dev.  Will the space based system have the abillity to add to to the network.

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Re: 1995 Forum Members + RadarBox Quick Facts
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2009, 02:18:13 PM »
Airnav Dev.  Will the space based system have the abillity to add to to the network.

I wouldn't hold your breath

If you read the original thread (link above) you will see that total flight duration is only two-and-a-half hours.  Base on the stated altitude, I'd estimate that coverage would be an area of around 800 miles diameter (though my maths is a bit rusty).

More of a proof-of-concept than a real-time Mode S monitor at this stage.
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