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iXBlue Photonetics Octans MRU (PHSPD) - 30


Please use preferred Driver:
IxSea Octans TAH ($PHOCT) driver
* Octans
* Hydrins
* Landins
* Phins (optional)
* Rovins

Driver for iXSea (previously Photonetics) Octans solid state VRU $PHSPD, referred to in the Octans Interface Library (vn2.8 July 2000 manual) as GYROCOMPAS 2 Output type.
Driver is used to decode the linear speed of the Octans unit.

Two versions of the driver are available: a Serial version and a Network version (UDP).
The internal workings of the drivers are the same except for the data reception.
Please be aware of the following when using the network version: The message does not contain a time/date field, so timestamping of the data is done when received at the UDP Port.
Due to network characteristics, unpredictable latencies can be introduced, which may result in very inaccurate timestamping of the data

Driver Information

Driver iXSea-Photonetics Octans MRU ($PHSPD)  Interface Type Serial Driver Class Type Terminated
UTC Driver (question) No Input / Output Input Executable DrvPhotoneticsOctans.exe NOCS 
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Decoding Notes

Format fields 03 and 04 are decoded. They result in a speed on the horizontal plane and an angle.
Field 05 is not decoded. 

Database Setup

The observations that are added in order to decode the speed vectors are:

  • Speed
  • Angle
  • Vertical Speed