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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 PicoSonar supports water column data, the driver does not.

Supported systems (that QPS is aware of):

  • PicoMB-120
  • PicoMB-130

 



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 PicoSonar supports water column data, the driver does not.

Interfacing Notes

PicoMB 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 are not supported by this driver
  • The Qinsy pc needs to be set to a static IP : 10.0.100.70
Client   PicoMB/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