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Optimal Ranging Orion - 23

Description

This driver decodes the solution and field messages of Optimal Ranging's underwater utility surveying product Orion. The driver does not have the capability to command the device. Please use the vendor's tooling to configure the device prior to using it in Qinsy. 


Driver Information

Driver Orion Interface Type Serial Driver Class Type Terminated 
UTC Driver (question) No Input / Output Input  Executable drvQpsTerminated.exe
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Database Setup

General

The Orion system does not provide a time stamp with the messages. Therefore, the time of arrival is used as the time stamp for the decoded observation.
Because the Orion has a fixed delay between the actual observation and the time at which the message arrives in Qinsy, a fixed latency should be entered for each system that uses the Orion driver.
The latency can be entered in the first page of the 'Edit system' dialog. The latency that should be used is 1.386 seconds. 

Pitch Roll Heave Sensor

Use "Optimal Ranging Orion (R-P)" as driver. The default settings (apart from the port settings and the latency) are correct.

Gyro Compass

Use "Optimal Ranging Orion" as driver. The default settings (apart from the port settings and the latency) are correct.

This driver will provide the magnetic heading of the Orion.

Multibeam Echosounder

Use "Optimal Ranging Orion" as driver.

Set the proper latency and port settings and set the 'Max beams per ping' field to '2'. Other than that the default values are correct.

USBL system

The USBL system provides the position of utility detection relative to the Orion. The USBL system can be used to display a projection of the utility in the Navigation display and/or the Profile display.

To create such a setup:

  1. Make sure that you have configured an Orion object with at least a gyro system.
  2. Make sure that a Miscellaneous system is added to the system that at least decodes slot "INV_YAW"
  3. Create a new object that represents the utility.
    1. Type: Vessel.
    2. Use a proper shape that mimics the shape of the utility.
  4. Add a gyro system to the 'utility' object.
    1. Use 'System Cloner' for the driver.
    2. Choose the gyro system on the Orion object as the system to clone. 
    3. Choose the inverted yaw observation of the miscellaneous system (see step 2) as the offset.
  5. Position the utility object by adding a USBL system to the Orion object:
    1. Use "Optimal Ranging Orion" as driver & set the appropriate port settings
    2. Use the CoG of the Orion as the transducer position
    3. Use the CoG of the utility object as the USBL target

Miscellaneous System

Use "Optimal Ranging Orion" as driver and provide the proper port settings.

All slot ID's as described in the system chapter are available.

Systems

The following systems are decoded by the driver:

Pitch, Roll & Heave 

Pitch and roll are decoded from the solution message. There is no heave in the message.

Gyro Compass

Magnetic heading is decoded from the solution message.

Multibeam Echosounder

A multibeam system is decoded from the solution message. This multibeam system consists of two 'beams'. Beam one indicates 'top of utility', beam two 'top of seabed'.

X,Y and Z coordinates of the footprints are calculated from the solution message in the following way:

Beam X Y Z
1 -1.0 * offset * cos(cable yaw) offset * sin(cable yaw) depth from reference point
2 Altimeter

USBL

A USBL system is decoded from the solution message. This USBL system gives the position of the detected point in the utility relative to the Orion.

X, Y and Z coordinates are calculated in the same way as beam 1 of the multibeamer system.

Miscellaneous system

All fields that are not decoded by one of the aforementioned systems, are available as a miscellaneous observation:

Value Slot ID
Solution ($IISOL) message
Solution status SOLSTAT
Solution frequency FREQ
AC magnetic field MAGFIELD
Offset from reference point OFFSET
Offset confidence OFF_CONF
Depth confidence DEP_CONF
Current CURRENT
Current confidence CUR_CONF
Current phase CUR_PHASE
Yaw of cable from E-Pod CABLEYAW
Inverted yaw of cable from E-Pod INV_YAW
DC magnetic gradient along sensor pair #1 axis MGRAD1
DC magnetic gradient along sensor pair #2 axis MGRAD2
DC magnetic gradient along sensor pair #3 axis MGRAD3
Pressure PRESSURE
Magnetic heading HEADING
Field ($IIFLD) message
Sensor pair SNSRPAIR
Frequency

FLD_FREQ

AC field for sensor 1X, real part ACFLD1XR
AC field for sensor 1X, imaginary part ACFLD1XI
AC field for sensor 1Y, real part ACFLD1YR
AC field for sensor 1Y, imaginary part ACFLD1YI
AC field for sensor 1Z, real part ACFLD1ZR
AC field for sensor 1Z, imaginary part ACFLD1ZI
AC field for sensor 2X, real part ACFLD2XR
AC field for sensor 2X, imaginary part ACFLD2XI
AC field for sensor 2Y, real part ACFLD2YR
AC field for sensor 2Y, imaginary part ACFLD2YI
AC field for sensor 2Z, real part ACFLD2ZR
AC field for sensor 2Z, imaginary part ACFLD2ZI
DC field for sensor 1, real part DCFLD1R
DC field for sensor 1, imaginary part DCFLD1I
DC field for sensor 2, real part DCFLD2R
DC field for sensor 2, imaginary part DCFLD2I