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PicoSonar - PicoMBES-120 (UDP/Network) -20

Description

The Pico Multibeam Echosounder outputs both range-angle data from the bottom detection process and the full beam data.

Whereas the PicoMBES-120 supports water column data the driver does not.

 



Driver Information

Driver PicoSonar - PicoMBES-120 Interface Type UDP Driver Class Type I/O
UTC Driver (question) Yes Input / Output Input  Executable DrvQPSCountedUDP.exe
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Decoding Notes

Multibeam Data

  • Each beam contains a quality flag. This can be used to block data with. Quality 0 is very low, Quality 3 is best. The quality can be used for data cleaning on Quality.
  • Beam intensity is not available in the data and will be set to 0

Water column Data

While the PicoMBES-120 supports water column data the driver does not.

Interfacing Notes

PicoMBES outputs both range-angle data from the bottom detection process and the full beam data, on different UDP/IP port numbers, so the user can choose to record one or the other or both.

  • Commands and water column data is not supported by this driver
  • The QINSy pc needs to be set a static IP : 10.0.100.70
Client   PicoMBES/PicoFLS  Data  Direction Support
10.0.100.70:13000  10.0.100.120:9000  MBES angle/range data from sonar, commands to sonar  From Pico Y


Commands  To Pico N
10.0.100.70:13001 10.0.100.120:9001 Raw beam data @50kHz From Pico N


Stimulation data to the sonar for BIT=pod mode To Pico N
10.0.100.70:13002 10.0.100.120:9002 Micro-Nav/Bathymetry PDUs From Pico N
10.0.100.70:13003 10.0.100.120:9003 AUX PDUs

From Pico

N

Database Setup

Setup requires that the driver is listening to a specific port:

  • 13000 for angle and range data