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Network (TCP) - Nortek DVL 500 (Speed) (UTC) - 30

Description


The Nortek DVL500 driver can be used to decode the following data from the unit:

  • Motion (Roll, Pitch)
  • Heading
  • Speed
  • Acceleration and Velocity
  • Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler


Driver Information

Driver Nortek DVL 500  Interface Type Serial/TCP Driver Class Type Counted Created

 

UTC Driver (question) Yes Input / Output Input Executable DrvQpsCountedTCP.exe DVL_500 Updated
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Decoding Notes

The driver decodes various miscellaneous systems.

The following table shows how the observation data is related to the data in the decoded string:

Observation Packet id Slot
Bottom Track
Sound Speed Data format 21 BT_SV
Temperature Data format 21 BT_TEMP
Pressure Data format 21 BT_PRES
Velocity Beam 0 Data format 21 BT_VEL_B0
Velocity Beam 1 Data format 21 BT_VEL_B1
Velocity Beam 2 Data format 21 BT_VEL_B2
Velocity Beam 3 Data format 21 BT_VEL_B3
Distance Beam 0 Data format 21 BT_DST_B0
Distance Beam 1 Data format 21 BT_DST_B1
Distance Beam 2 Data format 21 BT_DST_B2
Distance Beam 3 Data format 21 BT_DST_B3
Delta Time1 Beam 0 Data format 21 BT_DT1_B0
Delta Time1 Beam 1 Data format 21 BT_DT1_B1
Delta Time1 Beam 2 Data format 21 BT_DT1_B2
Delta Time1 Beam 3 Data format 21 BT_DT1_B3
Delta Time2 Beam 0 Data format 21 BT_DT2_B0
Delta Time2 Beam 1 Data format 21 BT_DT2_B1
Delta Time2 Beam 2 Data format 21 BT_DT2_B2
Delta Time2 Beam 3 Data format 21 BT_DT2_B3
Velocity X Data format 21 BT_VEL_X
Velocity Y Data format 21 BT_VEL_Y
Velocity beam 0 & 2 Data format 21 BT_VEL_Z1
Velocity beam 1 & 3 Data format 21 BT_VEL_Z2
Delta Time1 X Data format 21 BT_DT1_X
Delta Time1 Y Data format 21 BT_DT1_Y
Delta Time1 Z1 Data format 21 BT_DT1_Z1
Delta Time1 Z2 Data format 21 BT_DT1_Z2
Delta Time2 X Data format 21 BT_DT2_X
Delta Time2 Y Data format 21 BT_DT2_Y
Delta Time2 Z1 Data format 21 BT_DT2_Z1
Delta Time2 Z2 Data format 21 BT_DT2_Z2
Calculated Velocity Calculated from  Velocity data BT_SPEED
Calculated Angle Calculated from  Velocity data BT_ANGLE


Observation Packet id Slot
Water Track

Sound Speed Data format 22 WT_SV
Temperature Data format 22 WT_TEMP
Pressure Data format 22 WT_PRES
Velocity Beam 0 Data format 22 WT_VEL_B0
Velocity Beam 1 Data format 22 WT_VEL_B1
Velocity Beam 2 Data format 22 WT_VEL_B2
Velocity Beam 3 Data format 22 WT_VEL_B3
Distance Beam 0 Data format 22 WT_DST_B0
Distance Beam 1 Data format 22 WT_DST_B1
Distance Beam 2 Data format 22 WT_DST_B2
Distance Beam 3 Data format 22 WT_DST_B3
Delta Time1 Beam 0 Data format 22 WT_DT1_B0
Delta Time1 Beam 1 Data format 22 WT_DT1_B1
Delta Time1 Beam 2 Data format 22 WT_DT1_B2
Delta Time1 Beam 3 Data format 22 WT_DT1_B3
Delta Time2 Beam 0 Data format 22 WT_DT2_B0
Delta Time2 Beam 1 Data format 22 WT_DT2_B1
Delta Time2 Beam 2 Data format 22 WT_DT2_B2
Delta Time2 Beam 3 Data format 22 WT_DT2_B3
Velocity X Data format 22 WT_VEL_X
Velocity Y Data format 22 WT_VEL_Y
Velocity beam 0 & 2 Data format 22 WT_VEL_Z1
Velocity beam 1 & 3 Data format 22 WT_VEL_Z2
Delta Time1 X Data format 22 WT_DT1_X
Delta Time1 Y Data format 22 WT_DT1_Y
Delta Time1 Z1 Data format 22 WT_DT1_Z1
Delta Time1 Z2 Data format 22 WT_DT1_Z2
Delta Time2 X Data format 22 WT_DT2_X
Delta Time2 Y Data format 22 WT_DT2_Y
Delta Time2 Z1 Data format 22 WT_DT2_Z1
Delta Time2 Z2 Data format 22 WT_DT2_Z2
Calculated Velocity Calculated from  Velocity data WT_SPEED
Calculated Angle Calculated from  Velocity data WT_ANGLE
Observation Packet id Slot
Average Data
Pressure Data format 3 PRES
Sound Speed Data format 3 SV
Temperature Data format 3 TEMP
Heading Data format 3 HEADING
Pitch Data format 3 PITCH
Roll Data format 3 ROLL
Magneto Meter X axis Data format 3 MAGN_X
Magneto Meter Y axis Data format 3 MAGN_Y
Magneto Meter Z axis Data format 3 MAGN_Z
Accelerometer X axis Data format 3 ACC_X
Accelerometer Y axis Data format 3 ACC_Y
Accelerometer Z axis Data format 3 ACC_Z
Battery voltage Data format 3 BATTERY
Altimeter distance Data format 3 ALTI_DIST
Altimeter Status Data format 3 ALTI_STAT
AST distance Data format 3 AST_DIST
AST offset Data format 3 AST_OFFSET
AST pressure Data format 3 AST_PRES

Database Setup

It is important to use the same interfacing settings for all 'DVL500' systems in your template setup.


Gyro

Add a Gyro Compass System to your template setup and select driver "Network (TCP) - Nortek DVL 500 (Heading)".

The heading observation will be decoded from the Data Format 3 packet.

The Slot Identifier should have been set, if not, use HEADING.


  • Select the correct object for the location.
    Normally this will be the main survey vessel on which the DVL 500 unit is mounted.

Miscellaneous



  • Here you can add any generic observations that you may want to monitor.
    Each generic observation needs a unique Slot Id so the driver knows which field to decode.
    It is highly recommended to use the drop-down selection for the correct Slot Id:


Observation Packet id Slot
Bottom Track
Sound Speed Data format 21 BT_SV
Temperature Data format 21 BT_TEMP
Pressure Data format 21 BT_PRES
Velocity Beam 0 Data format 21 BT_VEL_B0
Velocity Beam 1 Data format 21 BT_VEL_B1
Velocity Beam 2 Data format 21 BT_VEL_B2
Velocity Beam 3 Data format 21 BT_VEL_B3
Distance Beam 0 Data format 21 BT_DST_B0
Distance Beam 1 Data format 21 BT_DST_B1
Distance Beam 2 Data format 21 BT_DST_B2
Distance Beam 3 Data format 21 BT_DST_B3
Velocity X Data format 21 BT_VEL_X
Velocity Y Data format 21 BT_VEL_Y
Velocity beam 0 & 2 Data format 21 BT_VEL_Z1
Velocity beam 1 & 3 Data format 21 BT_VEL_Z2
Calculated Velocity Calculated from  Velocity data BT_SPEED
Calculated Angle Calculated from  Velocity data BT_ANGLE
Water Track
Sound Speed Data format 22 WT_SV
Temperature Data format 22 WT_TEMP
Pressure Data format 22 WT_PRES
Velocity Beam 0 Data format 22 WT_VEL_B0
Velocity Beam 1 Data format 22 WT_VEL_B1
Velocity Beam 2 Data format 22 WT_VEL_B2
Velocity Beam 3 Data format 22 WT_VEL_B3
Distance Beam 0 Data format 22 WT_DST_B0
Distance Beam 1 Data format 22 WT_DST_B1
Distance Beam 2 Data format 22 WT_DST_B2
Distance Beam 3 Data format 22 WT_DST_B3
Velocity X Data format 22 WT_VEL_X
Velocity Y Data format 22 WT_VEL_Y
Velocity beam 0 & 2 Data format 22 WT_VEL_Z1
Velocity beam 1 & 3 Data format 22 WT_VEL_Z2
Calculated Velocity Calculated from  Velocity data WT_SPEED
Calculated Angle Calculated from  Velocity data WT_ANGLE
Average Data
Pressure Data format 3 PRES
Sound Speed Data format 3 SV
Temperature Data format 3 TEMP
Heading Data format 3 HEADING
Pitch Data format 3 PITCH
Roll Data format 3 ROLL
Magneto Meter X axis Data format 3 MAGN_X
Magneto Meter Y axis Data format 3 MAGN_Y
Magneto Meter Z axis Data format 3 MAGN_Z
Accelerometer X axis Data format 3 ACC_X
Accelerometer Y axis Data format 3 ACC_Y
Accelerometer Z axis Data format 3 ACC_Z
Battery voltage Data format 3 BATTERY
Altimeter distance Data format 3 ALTI_DIST
Altimeter Status Data format 3 ALTI_STAT
AST distance Data format 3 AST_DIST
AST offset Data format 3 AST_OFFSET
AST pressure Data format 3 AST_PRES
  • Note that the Slot Id is case-sensitive.


  • Here you can also change the default name of each observation as long as it doesn't exceed 16 characters.
    You may leave all parameters at their defaults.

Speed Log


  • Add the required observation types you need.
    You may change the default name for each observation as long as it doesn't exceed 16 characters.
  • Bottom track data is indicated with BT_
  • Water track data is indicated with WT_


  • Here you can also change the default name of each observation and you may leave all parameters at their defaults.

Acceleration Velocity Sensor


  • Add the required observation types you need.
    You may change the default name for each observation as long as it doesn't exceed 16 characters.
  • Bottom track data is indicated with BT_
  • Water track data is indicated with WT_
  • Acceleration is decoded from the Data Format 3 packet


  • Here you can also change the default name of each observation and you may leave all parameters at their defaults.

Pitch Roll Heave


  • Select the correct Node location. Normally this will be the node location of the unit mounted on the main survey vessel.


  • You may leave these settings at their defaults.

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler



  • Raw data storage can be enabled for problem solving. Please enable when QPS Support asks for this.


  • Set the 'Max. cell count' to the maximum number of ADCP depth cells that you expect to receive from the instrument.

Warning

There are no procedures to determine the alignment correction in Qinsy. Please refer to the manufacturer procedures to determine the heading offset.

ADCP Display

The ADCP Display shows the ADCP current direction and speed data in the following charts:

  • Profile charts through the water column;
  • History charts on average and surface;
  • Compass view on average and surface;
  • Raw data.


Info

The information bar of the display can contain warnings on decoded ADCP data

Additional Information

Registry settings

To log data to a text file in the log folder use the following registry key: