Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide
Quick Start
Quick Start
Guide
Guide
USBL- BOX
Positioning System
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USBL BOX quick start guide
Objective
This guide describes how to install the USBL-BOX, and the basic configurations required before beginning the positioning
Contents
OBJECTIVE...........................................................................................................................................................................................01
CONTENTS...........................................................................................................................................................................................01
CONVENTIONS .....................................................................................................................................................................................02
USBL-BOX SYSTEM OVERVIEW............................................................................................................................................................03
VERIFICATION OF PACK CONTENTS...................................................................................................................................................03
installing the USBL-BOX ................................................................................................................................................................04
Configuring the System ..............................................................................................................................................................06
Configuring the data flow .........................................................................................................................................................08
Configuring the Survey ..............................................................................................................................................................10
Configuring the Data Logging ..................................................................................................................................................12
Starting the Survey ......................................................................................................................................................................12
Calibrating the POSIDONIA Antenna .......................................................................................................................................12
CUSTOMER SUPPORT..........................................................................................................................................................................14
iXSea CONTACT....................................................................................................................................................................................15
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Conventions
The following conventions are used in this guide
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The symbol leads you through nested menu items and/or dialog box options to a final action.
Example:
SETUP INIT&UPDATE means “Select INIT&UPDATE option from the SETUP pull down menu”.
bold Bold text is used for items you must select or click in the software.
It is also used for the field names used into the dialog box.
Courier Text in this font denotes text or characters that you should enter from the keyboard, the proper names of disk Drives, paths, directories, programs, functions, filenames and extensions.
italic Italic text is the result of an action in the procedures.
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USBL BOX SYSTEM OVERVIEW
The USBL-BOX is an electronic box piloted by a Web-based user interface enabling precise information concerning the
position of the immerged acoustic transponders. The USBL-BOX is completed by POSIDONIA, an acoustic antenna.
Together, the two products make up a USBL positioning system. The USBL-BOX is installed on board the vessel on a
standard rack and is connected via the network to one or several workstations where the operator manages the positioning via the Web-based user interface.
VERIFICATION OF PACK CONTENTS
You will find in the shipping case a Packing List detailing all the items delivered. This packing has been completed and
checked by iXSea before shipment.
We recommend that you check the contents of the pack and the equipment immediately on receipt of your USBL BOX
unit. Specifically, you should check that all the items referred to above are present on delivery and that none has sustained damage.
If you observe any non-conformity or damage, please inform the carrier and iXSea without delay by certified mail, describing in detail the problem encountered.
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Step 1: Install the POSIDONIA Antenna
Step 2: Install the External Sensors
OR
OCTANS
Step 3: Connect the USBL-BOX
PHINS
Synchro IN and OUT
GPS
Serial or Ethernet
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50 - 60 Hz
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Workstation with the Web-based User Interface
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Transponder
Step 1 Install the POSIDONIA Antenna
Two types of antennas are available: flush or deployable.
The flush antenna is installed under the hull during dry dock of the vessel.
The deployable antenna can be mounted on top of a pole that can easily be deployed and removed before and after the
survey.
Step 2 Install the External Sensors
The external sensors can be a GPS, an INS or/and an AHRS (Attitude and Heading Reference System).
Install the GPS, PHINS or OCTANS on the vessel.
Measure the distance between the sensors location and the CRP (Common Reference Point) of the vessel.
Step 3 Connect the USBL-BOX
Connect the antenna cable to the corresponding connector on the USBL-BOX.
Provide the power supply to the USBL-BOX.
Connect the external sensors via Ethernet or serial link to the USBL-BOX.
Connect the possible needed input or output synchronization signals.
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Step 4: Configure the System:
a - Network
b - Mechanical parameters
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USBL BOX
Operator Workstation 1
Straight
Ethernet Cable
Ethernet Switch
Operator Workstation 2
Straight
Ethernet Cable
Operator Workstation 3
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Step 4 Configure the System
a – Network
Connect the workstation to the USBL-BOX via an Ethernet link. Configure the USBL-BOX in two steps:
• Connect the USBL-BOX directly to the workstation with a crossover Ethernet cable. Under
INSTALLATION menu, select NETWORK and configure the network settings (IP address and mask) of
the workstation to be able to communicate with the USBL-BOX.
• Under INSTALLATION menu, select NETWORK and set up the USBL-BOX network settings in
accordance to the network of the vessel and connect the USBL-BOX to the network of the vessel via a
switch.
b – Mechanical parameters
Under INSTALLATION, select MECHANICAL PARAMETERS and enter:
• The misalignments of the antenna with respect to the vessel reference frame
• The height of the average sea surface with respect to the CRP
• The lever arms of the antenna with respect to the CRP
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Step 5: Configure the Data Flow
a - Inputs Settings
b - Outputs Settings
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Step 5 Configure the Data Flow
Four serial links and one Ethernet link with four ports are available for the input and output of data from and to external
sensors or devices.
a – Input Settings
Position, HRP (Heading, Roll and Pitch), Pressure, Temperature and UTC can be input into the USBL-BOX.
Under INSTALLATION menu, choose INPUTS and select the connection parameters corresponding to the input data. For
all type of data configure the Port, Protocol and Serial or Ethernet parameters.
For the Position data, configure the Lever Arms if not already corrected in the motion sensor.
For the HRP data, configure the Misalignments if not already corrected in the motion sensor.
b – Output Settings
Under INSTALLATION menu, choose OUTPUTS and select the port, the protocol and the port parameters.
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Step 6: Configure the Survey
a - Synchro mode and recurrence
b - Configure the transponder(s)
c - Enter the sound velocity profile
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b
c
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Step 6 Configure the Survey
a – Under SETUP menu, choose TRACKING and select the Synchro Mode and the Recurrence
Select either Internal or External Synchro mode and enter a value of recurrence.
b – Under SETUP menu, select TRANSPONDERS, add and configure the transponders
Enter the transponders that you are planning to use in the database.
Configure the transponders Interrogation and Reply codes.
Activate the transponders to be used.
c – Under SETUP menu, select SOUND VELOCITY PROFILE and enter a sound velocity data
If you have a sound velocity profile of the survey area, enter this profile manually or load the data file.
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Step 7: Configure the Data Logging
Step 8: Start the Survey
a - Click on Start Tracking
b - Click on navigation data
Step 9: Calibrate the POSIDONIA Antenna
(refer to the POSIDONIA Acoustic Antenna User Guide)
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Step 7 Configure the Data Logging
Select the output port from which you want to record the data.
Select the storage folder and data filename.
If necessary, select a segmentation mode (time or size).
Click on Start Logging if you want to log data as soon as the tracking starts, if not wait after Step 8 to click on Start Logging.
Step 8 Start the survey
a – Click on Start Tracking to initiate the positioning.
b – Click on navigation data to open the navigation data window that displays in real -time a large set of data from the
system.
c – Click on Control to display the status of the various part of the positioning system.
Step 9 Calibrate the POSIDONIA antenna
Before the first use or after a dry dock, the POSIDONIA antenna needs to be calibrated. Refer to the POSIDONIA Acoustic
Antenna User Guide for a complete description of the procedure.
After the calibration with the help of USBLCal, under SETUP menu, select ANTENNA CALIBRATION and enter the distances between the four hydrophones.
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customer support
THE WORLDWIDE 24/7 TELEPHONE SUPPORT LINE NUMBERS ARE:
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EMEA +33 1 30 08 98 98
USA +1 781 937 8800 (toll free)
ASIA +65 6747 7027
To contact customer support for any iXSea products, a general mail box is available with the following address:
support@ixsea.com
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iXSea contact
To obtain information on any iXSea products, a general mail box is available with the following address:
info@ixsea.com
You can also contact iXSea headquarters in France, or one of its representatives around the
Contact
Phone
Fax
iXSea SAS
France
+33 1 30 08 98 88
+33 1 30 08 88 01
iXSea Ltd - UK - Portsmouth
United Kingdom
+44 2392 658 252
+44 2392 658 253
iXSea Ltd - UK - Aberdeen
United Kingdom
+44 1224 355 160 +44 1224 826 622
iXSea bv
Netherlands
+31 23 750 5110
+31 23 750 5111
iXSea GmbH
Germany
+49 511 123 59575
+49 511 123 59576
iXSea
Norway
+47 55 91 33 60 iXSea LLc
United Arab Emirates
+971 4 3117135 +971 4 3328860
iXSea Inc - Boston
USA
+1 781 937 8800
+1 781 937 8806
iXSea Inc - Houston
USA
+1 281 681 9301
+1 281 362 2704
iXSea Pte Ltd
Singapore
+65 6747 4912
+65 6747 4913
iXSea Pte Ltd
China
+86 10 6211 4716
+86 10 6211 4718
iXSea Pty Ltd
Australia
+61 7 3390 4660
+61 7 3390 7242
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PERSONAL NOTES
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PERSONAL NOTES
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PERSONAL NOTES
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