MotoSAT | DataStorm D3 | DataStorm D3 User Guide v.1 [ 2.5 MB]

DataStorm D3 User Guide v.1 [ 2.5 MB]
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DataStorm D3 User Guide
Read Me
10/07/2005: Note that the DataStorm Administrator will NOT
WORK with the current release of DataStorm D3 code [v3.7.8]
10/07/2005: Please refer to the D3 Changelog notes for more
information on current known issues.
Table of Contents
Welcome to the DataStorm D3
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Hardware Interface
DataStorm D3 Specifications
DataStorm D3 Hardware Definitions
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DataStorm D3 Light Definitions
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Software Interface
| Standard Functions
System Status Page
Configuration Page
About Page
| Advanced Functions
Motor Movement Page
Calibrations: Tilt
Calibrations: Dish
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DW6000/ DW7000/ DW4020 NAT Modem
Wiring the DW6000/DW4020
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| Standard Functions
DataStorm D2 System Status Page Cont.
The system status page will be broken up into 3 sections: main, sensors, and satellite.
| DataStorm D3 System Status Page: Main |
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| 1-6 Light Status Buttons
These buttons coincide with the lights on
the D3 front panel.
| 2-Signal Quality Bar
Signal quality is attained via the modem.
This bar displays that quality value.
| 3-Signal Strength
Signal strength is a function of the D3. This
bar displays that strength value.
| 4-TX Status
TX status of the transmitter operation on the
dish. Normal operation indicates the
transmitter is unavailable until satellite is
found.
| 5-RX Status
RX status of the modem. Normal
operation indicates the receiver is not locked
until satellite is found.
| 6-System Status
System status displays the current status of the
D3. Any state the D3 is in will be displayed
here as well as error messages.
| 7-Search Button
The search button is used to raise the dish and
find satellite during satellite based
commissioning or connecting to the Internet.
| 8-Stow Button
The Stow button is used for returning the dish
to the travel position when it is in a position
other than stowed.
| 9-Stop Button
This buttons stops all current running
motor functions of the dish.
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| Standard Functions
DataStorm D3 System Status Page Cont.
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| 1-Dish Elevation
Displays the actual dish elevation [up/down]
in degrees.
| 6-Elevation Tilt
The actual tilt of the DataStorm mount up and
down.
| 2-Dish Azimuth
Displays the actual dish azimuth [left/right
rotation] in degrees.
| 7-Skew Tilt
The actual tilt of the DataStorm mount from
side to side.
| 8-Motor Current [in AMPs]
| 3-Dish Skew
Displays the actual dish skew [dish face rotation] Indicates the motor draw in amps when a
motor is in use.
in degrees.
| 4-GPS Longitude
Displays the GPS longitude from the GPS
antenna on the dish. If this value is shown
and the GPS status light on the D3 is not lit,
The D3 is using the last know GPS value.
| 5-GPS Latitude
Displays the GPS latitude from the GPS
antenna on the dish. If this value is shown
and the GPS status light on the D3 is not lit,
The D3 is using the last know GPS value.
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| Standard Functions
DataStorm D3 System Status Page Cont.
| DataStorm D3 System Status Page: S
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| 1-Target Elevation
Displays the predicted dish elevation in
degrees of the chosen satellite based on GPS
and compass.
| 4-Sat Elevation
Displays the actual elevation of the Satellite
you are pointing to based on your current
Latitude and Longitude received via GPS.
Target Azimuth
NOT DISPLAYED BECAUSE THERE IS NO
COMPASS. THEREFORE, THERE CANNOT BE
A PREDICTED AZIMUTH ANGLE.
| 5-Sat True Azimuth
Displays the actual true azimuth of the
Satellite you are pointing to based on your
current Latitude and Longitude received via
GPS.
| 2-Target Skew
Displays the predicted dish skew in degrees
of the chosen satellite based on GPS and
compass.
| 3-Satellite Longitude
Displays the orbital slot of the satellite to be
found.
| 6-Sat Magnetic Azimuth
Displays the actual magnetic azimuth of the
Satellite you are pointing to based on your
current Latitude and Longitude received via
GPS.
| 7-Sat Polarization
Displays the actual polarization [skew] of the
Satellite you are pointing to based on your
current Latitude and Longitude received via
GPS.
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| Standard Functions
DataStorm D3 Configuration Page
The DataStorm D3’s configuration page is where changes can be made for finding the satellite,
setting up the D3 on a network, and setting other configurations. Below are general explanations
of the information displayed on this page.
| Standard Functions
DataStorm D3 Configuration Pages Cont.
The D3’s configuration page will be broken up into: Main 1, Main 2, Main 3
| DataStorm D3 Configuration Page: Main1
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| Standard Functions
DataStorm D3 Configuration Pages Cont.
| DataStorm D3 Configuration Page: Main1 |
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| Update Settings
To have the D3 accept any
changes you must click the
‘Update Settings’ button to
store the new configuration.
| 1-Local Address
The IP address of the D3.
[Default is: 192.168.0.250]
| 8-Frequency
The assigned transponder frequency on your
assigned satellite.
| 2-Subnet Mask
The subnet mask of the D3.
| 9-RX Polarization
Based on your assigned transponder it can be
vertical or horizontal.
| 3-Modem Gateway
The IP address of the Modem.
| 4-Router Gateway
LAN IP address of the router. If the D3 is
placed behind a router in the network.
| 5-DNS Address
The IP address of the modem.
| 6-Satellite System
Choose which satellite platform you are using;
i.e. Generic , DiRECWAY, iDirect, etc.
| 7-Satellite Longitude
This value indicates the satellite you are
searching for in degrees.
| 10-TX Polarization
Based on your assigned transponder it can be
vertical or horizontal.
| 11-Symbol Rate
Usually can be left at default but refer to your
satellite platforms documentation.
| 12-LO Frequency
Spec from the mount’s LNB; default is 10750 and
should be changed by calling tech support.
| 13-Signal Amplifier
Default is enabled. Should only be changed by
calling tech support.
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| Standard Functions
DataStorm D3 Configuration Pages Cont.
| DataStorm D3 Configuration Page: Main 2 |
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| Update Settings
To have the D3 accept any
changes you must click the
‘Update Settings’ button to
store the new configuration.
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| 14-Signal Quality Threshold
Sets the minimum signal quality needed to
peak on a satellite.
| 17-Azimuth Search Window
Width in degrees of the actual search
pattern window the DataStorm will search
in for the satellite. [left and right on a
horizontal plane]
| 15-Signal Strength Threshold
Sets the minimum signal strength needed to
peak on a satellite. Set Signal Strength Threshold | 18-Elevation Search Window
to a value as low as possible that does not
Height in degrees of the actual search
constantly start and stop azimuth movement. To set pattern window the DataStorm will search
this value, run a test dish and take note of the
in for the satellite. [up and down on a
lowest signal strength reading seen and set your
horizontal plane]
threshold for 30 points above that reading.
This value is 440 - 480 Typical.
| 19-Motion Stow
If signal quality is lost for 30 seconds or more,
| 16-Isolation Optimization
the dish will automatically stow if enabled.
Has 3 settings:
| 20-Manual Location [GPS]
-Partial [default]
Indicates that the D3 will perform a cross-pol If enabled the manual GPS coordinates can be
placed here overriding the automatic
-Full
Indicates that the D3 will not only perform a functioning of the DataStorm GPS module.
cross-pol but ensure it’s optimization.
| 22-Azimuth Origin
-None [test purposes only]
Indicates the D3 will not perform a cross-pol The start mark in degrees for azimuth rotation.
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| Standard Functions
DataStorm D3 Configuration Pages Cont.
| DataStorm D3 Configuration Page: Maino
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| Update Settings
To have the D3 accept any
changes you must click the
‘Update Settings’ button to
store the new configuration.
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| 24-Elevation Origin
The start mark in degrees for elevation rotation.
After a successful peak of a satellite this value
is automatically optimized.
| 25-Stow Origin
The start mark in degrees for skew rotation.
After a successful peak of a satellite this value
is automatically optimized.
| 26-Minimum Search Angle
Sets the minimum elevation search angle for
finding satellite. Used in locations where a low
look angle via elevation is needed. Also can be used
for rotational height protection.
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| Standard Functions
DataStorm D3 Configuration Pages Cont.
| DataStorm D3 Configuration Page: Main3 |
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| Update Settings
To have the D3 accept any
changes you must click the
‘Update Settings’ button to
store the new configuration.
| 27-Background Peak
If enabled, the dish will automatically repeak
itself if signal quality drops 5 points.
| 28-Dish Light
Turns on or off the DataStorm blue light.
| 29-32-Future D3 Upgrade Settings
These settings will be used for future upgrades
to the D3.
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| Standard Functions
DataStorm D3 About Page
| DataStorm D3 About Page |
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| 1-Version
Displays the current build of D3 software.
| 4-Gateway
Displays the IP address of the Modem from
the D3’s network configuration.
| 2-License
| 5-ESN
Displays whether or not the D3 has been
registered with MotoSAT. [This process can be Displays the ESN number from the modem you
done via the Product Registration link:
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| 3-Type
Displays the current Type mode of the D3.
| General Information
The rest of the information on this page is contact
Available types are: Generic, Direcway, and
iDirect. [Aloha is not available at this time.]
and copyright information. Any questions
regarding this can be sent to the email address
shown.
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| Advanced Functions
DataStorm D3 Manual Motor Controls
| DataStorm D3 Manual Motor Controls |
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| 1-Signal Quality Bar
Signal quality is attained via the modem.
This bar displays quality value.
| 2-Signal Strength Bar
Signal strength is a function of the D3.
This bar displays strength value.
| 3-System Status
Displays the current state of the D3.
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| 6-Skew Movement
Relates to the left and right motion of the
dish face [polarization]. Displays both motor
counts and actual angle in degrees. The left
arrow moves the dish closer to zero, the right
arrow, increases based on the number in #7.
| 7-Stop
Stops any current motor movement
| 8-Input Box
Place a value here to move the DataStorm.
| 4-Elevation Movement
Relates to the up and down motion of the
| 9-Degrees or Counts
DataStorm dish. Displays both motor counts
and actual angle in degrees. The top arrow moves The DataStorm dish can move by motor counts
the dish up, the bottom arrow, down based on
[when a motor’s gear makes a revolution], or it
can move in degrees.
the number in #7.
| 5-Azimuth Movement
Relates to the left and right motion of the
DataStorm dish. Displays both motor counts
and actual angle in degrees. The left arrow
moves the dish counter-clockwise, the right arrow,
clockwise based on the number in #7.
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| Advanced Functions
DataStorm D3 Calibrations: Tilt
| DataStorm D3 Calibrations: Tilt |
THE DISH MUST BE STOWED
ONLY USE THIS CALIBRATION IF YOU HAVE A LEGACY STYLE UPPER CONTROL BOARD
WHICH IS ATTACHED BETWEEN THE DISH ARMS; THESE HAVE NOT BEEN SHIPPED
IN NEW DATASTORM MOUNTS SINCE SEPTEMBER 2004 [F1 ONLY]
| 1-Starting the Tilt Calibration
Because this upper control board version
rests between the arms, it needs an initial
calibration to memorize it’s level point.
| 2-First Compass Reading
With the dish stowed, raise the DataStorm
until its arm is level [parallel with
the base plate]. When level, click next to
take the reading. [Typical level position is
up 3° from the stowed position.]
| 3-Tilt Calibration Finish
You have completed the tilt
calibration. Please note the elevation
tilt on the main system status page for
tilt readings.
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| Advanced Functions
DataStorm D3 Calibrations: Dish
| DataStorm D3 Calibrations: Dish |
| 1-Starting the Dish Calibration
The dish calibration is done to test the
motor functioning of the dish.
| 2-Dish Calibration
The entire dish calibration takes about
8-10 min. During this time you can monitor
its progress by watching each of the axis’
move in motor counts or degrees.
| 3-Dish Calibration Finish
You have completed the dish
calibration. Upon completion the dish
will end up in a stowed position. If any
errors were encountered please check the
Error Code Definitions for more details in
the DataStorm D2 Appendix.
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