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Cable Counter (Dynapar- SideScan Winch) - 10


Driver for decoding cable out range observation from a Dynapar cable counter or from a Sidescan Winch.

The driver will automatically determine the format of the input data string when the string starts with Dynapar header string "R: Co.", or if it starts with Sidescan Winch header "L=".

Driver Information

Driver Cable Counter (Dynapar- SideScan Winch)  Interface Type Serial  Driver Class Type Terminated <CR> 
UTC Driver (question)  No Input / Output Input (one-way)  Executable DrvCableCounter.exe 
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Decoding Notes

The decoded range observation is multiplied hard coded by the driver with 0.1 to convert decimeters to meters for the Dynapar format.

Database Setup

Add a "System" of type "Layback System" to the vessel object in the Qinsy database and select the appropriate driver and interfacing parameters. Press "Next" button.
Add an observation of type "Layback" and select (or add) the node for the tow point (at which the cable out is measured).
Add the node on the fish object (to which the cable out is measured) to this observation and enter a name. Press "Next" button.
Select Observation and set its unit to "Meters". Apply properties and press "Finish" to save system.