Vector VS330 GNSS Compass
Vector VS330 GNSS Compass
User Guide
Part No. 875-0323-000 Rev. B2
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Contents
Chapter 1
Introduction ...................................................................................1
What’s In This Guide? ...................................................................................... 2
Product Overview and Features....................................................................... 2
Key Features .................................................................................................... 3
What’s Included in Your Kit.............................................................................. 3
Using VectorPC to Communicate with the VS330 ............................................ 4
Chapter 2
Understanding the VS330 ...............................................................5
GNSS Overview ................................................................................................ 6
GNSS Operation ...................................................................................... 6
Differential Operation ............................................................................. 6
VS330 Overview ............................................................................................... 8
Fixed Baseline Moving Base Station RTK ................................................. 8
GLONASS................................................................................................. 9
L2 Advantages ......................................................................................... 9
Supplemental Sensors............................................................................. 9
Time Constants ..................................................................................... 10
Chapter 3
Installing the VS330 ...................................................................... 13
Mounting the Antennas ................................................................................. 14
Antenna Options ................................................................................... 14
Mounting Orientation ........................................................................... 14
Planning the Optimal Antenna Placement ............................................ 15
Mounting Options ................................................................................. 16
Routing and Securing the Antenna Cable.............................................. 19
Mounting the Receiver .................................................................................. 20
Routing and Connecting the Cables ............................................................... 21
Connecting the Receiver to External Devices ................................................. 22
Default Parameters........................................................................................ 24
Chapter 4
Operating the VS330 .................................................................... 25
Powering the Receiver On/Off ....................................................................... 26
LED Indicators ................................................................................................ 27
Startup ........................................................................................................... 28
Using the Menus ............................................................................................ 29
Configuring the VS330 ................................................................................... 30
Config Wizard Menu ............................................................................. 30
Using the Config Wizard........................................................................ 31
Disabling the Aiding Features ........................................................................ 33
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Disabling Tilt Aiding............................................................................... 33
Contents
Disabling Gyro Aiding ............................................................................ 33
Adjusting the Time Constants ........................................................................ 34
Connecting to Existing Navigation Systems....................................................35
Viewing GNSS/DGPS Status............................................................................ 35
Do I Have a Signal?................................................................................ 35
How Good is the Quality of My Signal? ................................................. 35
USB Data Logging ........................................................................................... 36
Selecting the Data File Type and Log Options ........................................36
Logging Data to a File ............................................................................ 38
Data Post-Processing ............................................................................ 39
Appendix A
Troubleshooting ..........................................................................41
Appendix B
FAQ .............................................................................................45
Appendix C
Menu Map ..................................................................................49
Vector Menu ..................................................................................................50
GNSS Menu .................................................................................................... 51
Differential Menu ..........................................................................................52
Config Wizard Menu ...................................................................................... 54
System Setup Menu .......................................................................................55
Data Logging Menu ........................................................................................ 56
Appendix D
Technical Specifications ...............................................................57
VS330 Receiver Specifications ....................................................................... 58
A42 Antenna Specifications ........................................................................... 61
A43 Antenna Specifications ........................................................................... 62
A52 Antenna Specifications ........................................................................... 64
Index ........................................................................................................................ 65
End User License Agreement .....................................................................................67
Warranty Notice ........................................................................................................70
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Chapter 1: Introduction
What’s In This Guide?
Product Overview and Features
What’s Included in Your Kit
Using VectorPC to Communicate with the VS330
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Chapter 1: Introduction
What’s In This Guide?
This user guide provides the following information to get you up and running quickly with your
Vector™ VS330™ GNSS compass.
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This chapter briefly describes the VS330 and the parts in your VS330 kit.
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Chapter 2, “Understanding the VS330” discusses GPS and differential operation
as well as sensors and time constants related to the VS330.
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Chapter 3, “Installing the VS330” describes how to mount the antennas and receiver,
connect the cables, and power the system.
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Chapter 4, “Operating the VS330” provides instructions on configuring the receiver,
disabling aiding features, adjusting the time constants, and operating the receiver.
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Appendix A, “Troubleshooting” provides possible solutions for issues.
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Appendix B, “FAQ” includes answer to common questions.
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Appendix C, “Menu Map” provides a full map of all system menus.
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Appendix D, “Technical Specifications” lists the technical specifications of the VS330
and the includedantennas.
Note: Throughout the rest of this user guide the Vector VS330 GNSS Compass is referred to simply
as the VS330.
Product Overview and Features
Based on Eclipse™ GNSS technology, the VS330 (Figure
) is designed for precise marine and land applications
that require precise heading and RTK position
performance from the Vector VS330 GNSS compass.
Featuring a Hemisphere GNSS Eclipse Vector-based
receiver and two separate antennas, VS330 achieves
heading accuracy ranging from 0.01º to 0.17º rms
(depending on the antenna separation) and offers
robust positioning performance.
With more accurate code phase measurements, improved
multipath mitigation, and fewer components than
competing products, VS330 offers superior accuracy and
stability.
The VS330 receiver, with its display and user
interface, can be conveniently installed near the operator, while the two antennas are mounted
separately with a user-determined separation (up to 10 m) to meet the desired accuracy.
VS330 uses L-band DGNSS(VBS/HP/XP/G2), SBAS (WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, etc.), or
beacon for differential GPS positioning—offering differential positioning performance of less than 0.5
m 95% of the time.
VS330 also features Hemisphere GNSS’ exclusive COAST™ technology that enables Hemisphere
GNSS receivers to utilize aging differential GPS correction data for 40 minutes or more without
significantly affecting positioning quality. VS330 is less likely to be affected by differential signal
outages due to signal blockages, weak signals, or interference when using COAST.
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Key Features
Key features of the VS330 include:
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High-precision positioning in RTK, L1/L2, SBAS, beacon, and L-band (beacon and L-band
require an unlock code)
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Heave of 30 cm rms (DGPS), 10 cm (RTK)
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Pitch and roll < 1° rms
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Simple menu operations
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Accurate heading up to 3 minutes during GPS outages
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Integrated gyro and tilt sensors deliver fast startup times and provide heading
updates during temporary loss ofGPS
What’s Included in Your Kit
Your VS330 kit (Figure 1-1) includes the following parts:
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VS330 receiver and related mounting hardware
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Power and data cables
Note: The standard VS330 kit does not include antennas, antenna mounting hardware,
and antenna cables since receiver options vary.
Figure 1-1: VS330 system parts diagram
Table 1-1 on page 4 provides the description and part number of each part in your kit.
Review the parts shipped with your kit. If any parts are damaged, contact your freight carrier. If any
parts are missing, contact your dealer.
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Table 1-1: Parts list
Item
Part Name
Qty
Part Number
A
VS330 receiver
1
803-3024-000#
B
Receiver mounting kit
(two brackets and related hardware)
1
710-0056-000#
C
Power cable, circular
1
054-0146-000#
D
Data cable, DB-9 female to DB-9 male, 3 m
1
050-0011-022#
The following are available for purchase separately from the standard VS330 kit.
E
Antenna (quantity of each based on your purchased
configuration)
804-3045-000#
804-3046-000#
804-3038-000#
A42
A43
A52
F
Antenna mounting kit (quantity of each based on your
purchased configuration)
710-0110-000#
710-0111-000#
710-0097-000#
A42
A43
A52
Note: Your kit may not include a mag mount.
Antenna cable, TNC male to TNC male, 5 m
G
2
052-0005-000#
Using VectorPC to Communicate with the VS330
Hemisphere GNSS’ VectorPC is a free utility program that runs on your Windows PC or Windows
mobile device. Simply connect your Windows device to the VS330 via the COM port and open
VectorPC. The screens within VectorPC allow you to easily interface with the VS330 to:
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Select the internal SBAS, beacon, or L-band correction source, if available, and monitor
reception
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Configure GNSS message output and port settings
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Review heading, pitch, and roll visually
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Help calculate heading offset or heading bias
VectorPC is available for download from the OEM Software Downloads page on the Hemisphere GPS
website (www.hgnss.com).
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GNSS Overview
VS330 Overview
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GNSS Overview
For your convenience, the GNSS operation of the VS330 features automatic operational
algorithms. When powered for the first time, the VS330 performs a “cold start,” which involves
acquiring the available GNSS satellites in view and the SBAS differential service.
If SBAS is not available in your area, an external source of RTCM SC-104 differential corrections may
be used. If you use an external source of correction data, it must support an eight data bit, no parity,
one stop bit configuration (8-N-1).
GNSS Operation
The GNSS receiver is always operating, regardless of the DGPS mode of operation. The following
sections describe the general operation of the VS330’s internal GNSS receiver.
Note: Differential source and RTK status have no impact on heading, pitch, or roll. They only have
an impact on positioning and heave.
Automatic Tracking
The VS330’s internal GPS receiver automatically searches for GNSS satellites, acquires the signals,
and manages the navigation information required for positioning and tracking.
Receiver Performance
The VS330 works by finding four or more GNSS satellites in the visible sky. It uses information from
the satellites to compute a position within 2.5 m. Since there is some error in the GNSS data
calculations, the VS330 also tracks a differential correction. The VS330 uses these corrections to
improve its position accuracy to better than 0.5 m.
There are two main aspects of GPS receiver performance:
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Satellite acquisition
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Positioning and headingcalculation
When the VS330 is properly positioned, the satellites transmit coded information to the antennas
on a specific frequency. This allows the receiver to calculate a range to each satellite from both
antennas. GNSS is essentially a timing system. The ranges are calculated by timing how long it takes
for the signal to reach the GNSS antenna. The GNSS receiver uses a complex algorithm
incorporating satellite locations and ranges to each satellite to calculate the geographic location and
heading. Reception of any four or more GNSS signals allows the receiver to compute threedimensional coordinates and a valid heading.
Differential Operation
The purpose of differential GPS (DGPS) is to remove the effects of selective availability (SA),
atmospheric errors, timing errors, and satellite orbit errors, while enhancing system integrity.
Autonomous positioning capabilities of the VS330 will result in positioning accuracies of 2.5 m 95%
of the time. To improve positioning quality to sub-meter levels, the
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VS330 is able to use differential corrections received through the internal SBAS demodulator or
externally-supplied RTCM corrections.
In addition to these differential services the VS330 can also receive radiobeacon corrections. You can
also purchase the VS330 with an RTK rover option, which enables
0.02 m positioning performance when paired with a suitable Hemisphere GNSS RTK base receiver
product.
For more information on the differential services and the associated commands refer to the
Hemisphere GNSS Technical Reference (go to www.hgnss.com and click the GPS Reference icon).
Automatic SBAS Tracking
The VS330 automatically scans and tracks SBAS signals without the need to tune the receiver. The
VS330 features two-channel tracking that provides an enhanced ability to maintain a lock on an SBAS
satellite when more than one satellite is in view. This redundant tracking approach results in more
consistent tracking of an SBAS signal in areas where signal blockage of a satellite is possible.
Beacon Operation
Many marine authorities, such as coast guards, have installed networks of radiobeacons that
broadcast DGPS corrections to users of this system. With the increasing utility of these networks for
terrestrial applications, there is an increasing trend toward densification of these networks inland.
The dual channel beacon receiver in the VS330 can operate in manual or automatic tuning mode, or,
using database mode, will select the closest station in compliance with IEC 61108-4 standards.
RTK
Real time kinematic (RTK) technology is available on Eclipse-based GNSS receivers. RTK requires
the use of two separate receivers: a stationary base station (primary receiver) that broadcasts
corrections over a wireless link to the rover (secondary receiver). The localized corrections are
processed on the rover to achieve superior accuracy and repeatability. Performance testing has
shown positioning accuracy at the centimeter level.
L-Band
L- band DGNSS (VBS/HP/XP/G2) corrections are available worldwide through third- party providers.
With this service, the positioning accuracy does not degrade as a function of distance to a base
station, as the data content is not composed of a single base station’s information, but an entire
network’s information.
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VS330 Overview
The VS330 provides accurate and reliable heading and position information at high update rates. To
accomplish this task, the VS330 uses a high performance GNSS receiver and two antennas for GNSS
signal processing. One antenna is designated as the primary GNSS antenna and the other is the
secondary GNSS antenna. Positions computed by the VS330 are referenced to the phase center of
the primary GNSS antenna. Heading data references the vector formed from the primary GNSS
antenna phase center to the secondary GNSS antenna phase center.
Fixed Baseline Moving Base Station RTK
The VS330’s internal GNSS receiver uses both the L1/L2 GNSS C/A code and carrier phase data to
compute the location of the secondary GNSS antenna in relation to the primary GNSS antenna with
a very high sub-centimeter level of precision. The technique of computing the location of the
secondary GNSS antenna with respect to the primary antenna, when the primary antenna is moving,
is often referred to as moving base station real time kinematic (or moving base station RTK).
Generally, RTK technology is very sophisticated and requires a significant number of possible
solutions to be analyzed where various combinations of integer numbers of L1/L2 wavelengths to
each satellite intersect within a certain search volume. The integer number of wavelengths is often
referred to as the “ambiguity” as they are initially ambiguous at the start of the RTK solution.
The VS330 restricts the RTK solution by knowing that the secondary GNSS antenna is a fixed
distance from the primary GNSS antenna. The default value is 1.0 m, but you may install the
antennas with a different separation distance, then enter that value into the VS330. This is called a
fixed baseline and it defines the search volume of the secondary antenna as the surface of a
sphere with radius 1.0 m centered on the location of the primary antenna (see Figure 2-1).
Primary antenna
1.0 m baseline
Figure 2-1: Secondary antenna’s search volume
Note: The VS330 moving base station algorithm only uses GNSS to calculate heading. Differential
and RTK corrections are not used in this calculation and will not affect headingaccuracy.
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GLONASS
The VS330 is available in its base form as L1/L2 GPS. By adding GLONASS the number of available
satellites increases. thereby improving the ability to obtain and maintain a heading solution. For a
heading calculation, GPS and GLONASS satellites are used interchangeably, as intersystem biases
cancel inside the VS330—this translates into being able to work in more obstructed areas and
maintain a GNSS heading solution.
L2 Advantages
Compared to Hemisphere GNSS’ Crescent Vector technology, Eclipse Vector’s dual frequency
technology allows for:
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Larger antenna separations
•
Longer range RTK
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Faster and more robustly computed GNSS heading solution
Supplemental Sensors
The VS330 has an integrated gyro and two tilt sensors, which are enabled by default. Each
supplemental sensor may be individually enabled or disabled. Both supplemental sensors are
mounted on the printed circuit board inside the VS330.
The sensors act to reduce the RTK search volume, which improves heading startup and
reacquisition times. This improves the reliability and accuracy of selecting the correct heading
solution by eliminating other possible, erroneous solutions.
The Hemisphere GNSS Technical Reference (go to www.hgnss.com and click the GPS Reference icon)
describes the commands and methodology required to recalibrate, query, or change the sensors
status.
Tilt Aiding
The VS330’s accelerometers (internal tilt sensors) are factory calibrated and enabled by default.
This constrains the RTK heading solution beyond the volume associated with just a fixed antenna
separation. This is because the VS330 knows the approximate inclination of the secondary antenna
with respect to the primary antenna. The search space defined by the tilt sensor will be reduced to
a horizontal ring on the sphere’s surface by reducing the search volume. This considerably
decreases startup and reacquisition times (see Figure 2-2).
Tilt angle
Figure 2-2: VS330’s tilt aiding
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Gyro Aiding
The VS330’s internal gyro offers several benefits. It reduces the sensor volume for an RTK solution.
This shortens reacquisition times when a GPS heading is lost because the satellite signals were
blocked. The gyro provides a relative change in angle since the last computed heading, and, when
used in conjunction with the tilt sensor, defines the search space as a wedge-shaped location (see
Figure 2-3).
Figure 2-3: VS330’s gyro aiding
The gyro aiding accurately smoothes the heading output and the rate of turn. It provides an
accurate substitute heading for a short period depending on the roll and pitch of the vessel, ideally
seeing the system through to reacquisition. The gyro provides an alternate source of heading,
accurate to within 1º per minute for up to three minutes, in times of GPS loss for either antenna. If
the outage lasts longer than three minutes, the gyro will have drifted too far and the VS330 begins
outputting null fields in the heading output messages. There is no user control over the timeout
period of the gyro.
The gyro initializes itself at powerup and during initialization, or you can calibrate it as outlined in
the Hemisphere GNSS Technical Reference (go to www.hgnss.com and click the GPS Reference icon).
When the gyro is first initializing, it is important that the dynamics that the gyro experiences during
this warmup period are similar to the regular operating dynamics. For example, if you use the
VS330 on a high speed, maneuverable craft, it is essential that when gyro aiding in the VS330 is
first turned on, use it in an environment that has high dynamics for the first five to ten minutes
instead of sitting stationary.
With the gyro enabled, the gyro is also used to update the post HTAU smoothed heading output
from the moving base station RTK GPS heading computation. This means that if the HTAU value is
increased while gyro aiding is enabled, there will be little to no lag in heading output due to vehicle
maneuvers. The Hemisphere GNSS Technical Reference includes information on setting an
appropriate HTAU value for the application.
Time Constants
The VS330 incorporates user-configurable time constants that can provide a degree of smoothing to
the heading, pitch, rate of turn (ROT), course over ground (COG), and speed measurements. You
can adjust these parameters depending on the expected dynamics of the vessel. For example,
increasing the time is reasonable if the vessel is very large and is not able to turn quickly or would
not pitch quickly. The resulting values would have reduced “noise,” resulting in consistent values with
time. However, if the vessel is quick and nimble, increasing this value can create a lag in
measurements. Formulas for determining the level of smoothing are located in the
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Hemisphere GNSS Technical Reference (go to www.hgnss.com and click the GPS Reference icon).
If you are unsure on how to set this value, it is best to be conservative and leave it at the default
setting.
Heading Time Constant
Use the $JATT,HTAU command to adjust the level of responsiveness of the true heading
measurement provided in the $GPHDT message. The default value of this constant is 0.1 seconds of
smoothing when the gyro is enabled. The gyro is enabled by default, but can be turned off. By
turning the gyro off, the equivalent default value of the heading time constant would be 0.5
seconds of smoothing. This is not automatically done and therefore you must manually enter it.
Increasing the time constant increases the level of heading smoothing and increases lag.
Pitch Time Constant
Use the $JATT,PTAU command to adjust the level of responsiveness of the pitch measurement
provided in the $PSAT,HPR message. The default value of this constant is 0.5 seconds of smoothing.
Increasing the time constant increases the level of pitch smoothing and increases lag.
Rate of Turn (ROT) Time Constant
Use the $JATT,HRTAU command to adjust the level of responsiveness of the ROT measurement
provided in the $GPROT message. The default value of this constant is
2.0 seconds of smoothing. Increasing the time constant increases the level of ROT smoothing.
Course Over Ground (COG) Time Constant
Use the $JATT,COGTAU command to adjust the level of responsiveness of the COG measurement
provided in the $GPVTG message. The default value of this constant is
0.0 seconds of smoothing. Increasing the time constant increases the level of COG smoothing.
COG is computed using only the primary GPS antenna and its accuracy depends upon the speed of
the vessel (noise is proportional to 1/speed). This value is invalid when the vessel is stationary.
Speed Time Constant
Use the $JATT,SPDTAU command to adjust the level of responsiveness of the speed measurement
provided in the $GPVTG message. The default value of this parameter is 0.0 seconds of smoothing.
Increasing the time constant increases the level of speed measurement smoothing.
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Mounting the Antennas
Mounting the Receiver
Routing and Connecting the Cables
Connecting the Receiver to External Devices
Default Parameters
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Mounting the Antennas
Hemisphere GNSS recommends mounting the antennas first then the mounting the receiver.
When mounting the antennas consider the following:
•
Mounting orientation (parallel or perpendicular)
•
Proper antenna placement
•
Mounting options (magnetic, pole, or rail mounting)
Antenna Options
The standard VS330 kit does not include antennas. Your VS330 kit may contain a combination of the
following antennas: A42, A43, and/or A52. For example:
•
If you will be using beacon, your kit may include one A43 beacon antenna and one A42
antenna (or one A43 and one A52).
•
If you will not be using beacon, your kit may include two A42 antennas or two A52
antennas.
Mounting Orientation
The VS330 outputs heading, pitch, and roll readings regardless of the orientation of the antennas.
However, the relation of the antennas to the boat’s axis determines whether you will need to
enter a heading, pitch, or roll bias. The primary antenna is used for positioning and the primary
and secondary antennas, working in conjunction, output heading, pitch, and roll values.
Regardless of which mounting orientation you use, the VS330 provides the ability to output the
heave of the vessel. This output is available via the $GPHEV message. For more information on this
message refer to the Hemisphere GNSS Technical Reference (go to www.hgnss.com and click the GPS
Reference icon).
Parallel Orientation
The most common installation is to orient the antennas parallel to, and along the centerline of, the
axis of the boat. This provides a true heading. In this orientation:
•
If you use a gyrocompass, you can enter a heading bias in the VS330 to calibrate
the physical heading to the true heading of the vessel.
•
You may need to adjust the pitch/roll output to calibrate the measurement if the Vector
is not installed in a horizontalplane.
Perpendicular Orientation
You can also install the antennas so they are oriented perpendicular to the centerline of the boat’s
axis. In this orientation:
•
You will need to enter a heading bias of +90° if the primary antenna is on the starboard side
of the boat and -90° if the primary antenna is on the port side of the boat.
•
You will need to configure the receiver to specify the GPS antennas are measuring
the roll axis using $JATT,ROLL,YES.
•
You will need to enter a roll bias to properly output the pitch and roll values.
•
You may need to adjust the pitch/roll output to calibrate the measurement if the Vector
is not installed in a horizontalplane.
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Planning the Optimal Antenna Placement
Note: In the VS330 kit, install the A42 or A52 antenna as the primary antenna as it is used for
positioning.
Proper antenna placement is critical to positioning accuracy. For the best results, orient the
antennas so the antennas’ connectors face the same direction. Also, place the antennas:
•
With a clear view of the horizon
•
Away from other electronics and antennas
•
Along the vessel’s centerline
You must install the primary antenna along the vessel’s centerline; you
cannot adjust the position readings if the primary antenna is installed off the centerline.
Positions are computed for the primary antenna.
•
On a level plane
•
With a 10.0 m maximum separation (default is 1.0 m)
•
Away from radio frequencies
•
As high as possible
Set the MSEP value to be accurate to within 1 to 2 cm. For more information on MSEP refer to the
Hemisphere GNSS Technical Reference (go to www.hgnss.com and click the GPS Reference icon).
See Figure 3-1 below through Figure 3-3 on page 16 for mounting orientation examples.
P = primary antenna (A42 or A52)
Forward motion
S = secondary antenna (A42, A52, or A43*)
*must be A43 if using beacon
Receiver
(display must
face primary
antenna)
Antenna
separation (1.0
m default,
10.0 m maximum)
Figure 3-1: Recommended orientation and resulting signs of HPR values
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P = primary antenna (A42 or A52)
S = secondary antenna (A42, A52, or A43*)
*must be A43 if using beacon
Receiver
(display must
face primary
antenna)
Antenna
separation (1.0
m default,
10.0 m maximum
Forward
motion
Figure 3-2: Alternate orientation and resulting signs of HPR values
Centerline
Figure 3-3: Antenna installation: Cross-section of boat
Mounting Options
You can mount the antennas with a magnetic mount, pole mount, or rail mount configuration. You
can secure the antennas to a threaded pole or threaded mount using the included mounting
adapters.
Depending on the antennas included in your kit, you may need to use the included antenna height
adapters to bring the antennas level. If the adapter is not used, you will need to enter a non-level
bias calculation into the system (see “Q: I could not install my antennas at the same height. How
do I calibrate for the height offset?” on page 47 of Appendix B, “FAQ.”)
The maximum allowable antenna separation is 10.0 m. Any greater distance
may result in an incorrect heading.
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Magnetic Mount
The following procedure assumes your kit contains one A43 beacon antenna and one A42 antenna.
If your kit contains an A52 antenna instead of an A42, follow the same steps. If your kit does not
contain an A43 beacon antenna, mount both antennas in the same manner as outlined in the steps
for the A42.
Note: Your kit may not include a magnetic mount.
You can screw the magnetic mount into the bottom of the antenna and mount it to any metal surface.
If there are no metal surfaces, use the zinc disc and foam adhesive included in your kit to mount the
antenna.
To mount the antennas using the magnetic mount:
1.
Select a location and orientation that meet the
requirements outlined in “Mounting Orientation” on
page 14 and “Planning the Optimal Antenna Placement”
on page 15.
2.
A42 antenna only: Unlike the A43, the A42 antenna does
not include a threaded mounting hole. You must attach the
mounting bracket (see at right) using the four screws in
yourkit.
3.
Attach the magnetic mount extension to the
magnetic base plate.
Note: Photos at right and in step 4
show the zinc disc attached to the
magnetic base plate. You will only
need the zinc disc if mounting the
antenna to a non-metal surface (see
steps 6 through 11).
4.
Thread the magnetic mount into the mounting bracket on the bottom of the A42 or A52
antenna or into the bottom of the A43 antenna.
When threading the magnetic mounts, hand tighten only. Damage
resulting from over-tightening may void your warranty.
A42
A43
If you are mounting the antenna on a metal surface, go to step 5.
If you are mounting the antenna on a non-metal surface and need to use the metal disc and
foam adhesive, skip step 5 and complete steps 6 through 11.
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5.
Place the antenna in the desired location, ensuring the antenna is secure in its
mounting position (end of metal surface mounting procedure).
6.
Clean and dry the surface where you will attach the zinc disc.
7.
Remove the backing from one side of the foam
adhesive and press the adhesive onto the zinc
plate (at right).
8.
Remove the backing from the other side of the
foam adhesive and press the zinc disc onto the
mounting surface on the
vessel, applying firm pressure to ensure good adhesion.
9.
Place the antenna on top of the zinc disc, ensuring the antenna is secure in its
mounting position.
Pole Mount
The following procedure assumes your kit contains one A43 beacon antenna and one A42 antenna.
If your kit contains an A52 antenna instead of an A42, follow the same steps. If your kit does not
contain an A43 beacon antenna, mount both antennas in the same manner as outlined in the steps
for the A42.
You can pole-mount the antennas using existing hardware on your vessel. To mount
the antennas using a pole mount:
1.
Select a location and orientation that meet the
requirements outlined in “Mounting Orientation” on page
14 and “Planning the Optimal Antenna Placement” on page
15.
2.
A42 antenna only: Unlike the A43, the A42 antenna does
not include a threaded mounting hole. You must attach the
mounting base using the four screws included in your kit
(see at right).
3.
Thread the pole mount (not included) into the
mounting bracket on the bottom of the A42 antenna
or into the bottom of the A43 antenna.
A42
A43
When threading the pole mounts, hand tighten only. Damage resulting
from over-tightening may void your warranty.
4.
Mark and drill any mounting holes necessary for the pole mounts.
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Rail Mount
You can rail mount the antennas using existing hardware on your vessel. To rail mount
the antennas:
1.
Select a location and orientation that meet the requirements listed in
“Mounting Orientation” on page 14 and “Planning the Optimal Antenna Placement” on
page 15.
2.
Use appropriate hardware to securely attach the antenna to the railing.
Routing and Securing the Antenna Cable
The VS330 receiver provides 5 VDC across the antenna ports. Connection to
incompatible devices may damage equipment.
To route and secure the antenna cables, review the following guidelines. Each antenna in your kit
requires a 50 Ω impedance antenna extension cable, such as RG-58U (up to a maximum of 15 m (49
ft.) in length), for proper operation.
•
The GPS receiver inside the VS330 requires a minimum input gain of 10 dB (and
maximum of 40 dB before saturation will occur). The antennas offer 28 dB of gain, so
the loss budget to accommodate for cable losses is 18 dB.
•
Regardless of the cable material and length you choose, ensure the cable losses are less
than 18 dB of attenuation. Due to variances in the antenna gain and practical
attenuation of cable materials and connectors, Hemisphere GNSS recommends
reducing this budget to 15 dB; this budget is present to overcome the resulting
attenuation of an RF cable.
•
When deciding on an antenna location, consider the amount of cable required: a longer
cable of the same material will result in a higher loss than a shorter one. If the overall
loss of the longer cable exceeds 15 dB, change the cable material (this normally means
a more expensive material that has a larger diameter and less flexibility). The standard
cables included with the VS330 are of the RG58 material family and their attenuation is
~0.8 dB/m. Including connector losses, the nominal loss of these RF cables is ~10 dB,
which is within the tolerable loss budget. If a 15 m or 20 m cable run is required, a RG8
variety is available. If lengths longer than 20 m are required, more sophisticated
materials are required.
For more information on cable length or low-loss cable, contact your dealer or Hemisphere GNSS
Technical Support. Table 3-1 provides a summary of readily available cable materials with 50 Ω
impedance.
Table 3-1: Cable losses (not including connector losses)
Material
Loss at GPS L1 (1.575 GHz)
RG58
0.78 dB/m
RG8
0.36 dB/m
Times Microwave LMR400
0.15 dB/m
For additional cable guidelines see “Routing and Connecting the Cables” on page 21.
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Mounting the Receiver
Hemisphere GNSS recommends mounting the antennas first and then the mounting the receiver.
Use the enclosed kit to mount the receiver. When mounting the VS330 receiver, adhere to the
following guidelines:
•
Install the receiver inside and away from the elements and in a location that minimizes
vibration, shock, extreme temperatures, and moisture
•
Position the receiver horizontally with its display facing the primary antenna
•
Ensure the front panel (menu screen, LEDs, buttons) is visible and accessible
•
Ensure the back panel (ports, connectors) is easily accessible to connect/ switch out
cables
Figure 3-4 shows the dimensions (including attached mounting brackets) of the VS330. Use
Figure 3-4 when using the receiver mounting procedure that follows.
4x
134.6 mm
5.30 in
5.2 mm
0.20 in
114.3 mm
4.50 in
141.6 mm
5.57 in
119.4 mm
4.70 in
74.9mm
2.95 in
201.4 mm
7.93 in
74.9mm
2.95 in
114.3 mm
4.50 in
152.4 mm
6.00 in
Figure 3-4: VS330 dimensions with mounting brackets
To mount the receiver:
1.
Locate the thumbscrews, nuts, and brackets included in your kit.
2.
Slide the nuts through the opening
(circled at right) along both sides of
the receiver.
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3.
Place the bracket alongside the
receiver and insert the
thumbscrews (two thumbscrews
per bracket) so they screw into the
nuts.
4.
Using the remaining holes in the
brackets (two holes per bracket)
screw down the brackets in your
preferred location.
Remaining bracket holes
Note: Hemisphere GPS does not
provide the screws in this step.
Remaining bracket holes
Routing and Connecting the Cables
Adhere to the following when routing and connecting cables:
•
Power cable must reach an appropriate powersource
•
Antenna cables must reach from the antennas to the receiver
•
Data cable may connect to a data storage device, computer, or other device that
accepts GNSS data
•
Do not run cable in areas of excessive heat
•
Do not expose cable to corrosive chemicals
•
Do not crimp or excessively bend cable
•
Do not place tension on cable
•
Coil up excess cable near unit
•
Secure along the cable route using plastic tie wraps as necessary
•
Do not run cable near high voltage or strong RF noise and transmitter sources
•
When connecting the power cable to the power source, ensure the power source is
between 8 V and 36 V
Improperly installed cables near machinery can be dangerous.
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Connecting the Receiver to External Devices
You can connect the VS330 to external devices via Port A and Port B on the back of the unit.
Figure 3-5: VS330 port connections
Figure 3-6 shows the pinout for Port A (ODU 9-pin) and Port B (DB9), and Table 3-2 provides
descriptions of the pinouts for each port. Both ports communicate at the RS-232 interface level
with external data loggers, navigation systems, and other devices, while Port A can also
transmit at the RS-422 level.
The default baud rates, NMEA message types, and update rates for both ports are listed in “Default
Parameters” on page 24. If the NMEA data messages you desire are different from the default
values, you will need to select those also. Use the Config Wizard to select your NMEA message types
and update rates per port (see “Using the Config Wizard” on page 31).
Table 3-2: Port A / Port B pinout descriptions
1
9 (center pin)
3
7
5
Figure 3-6: Port A (top) and Port B
(bottom) pinouts
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Port A
1
Port A Rx (RS-232)
Not connected
2
Signal ground
Port B Tx
(RS-232)
3
Signal ground
Port B Rx
(RS-232)
4
1 PPS timing output
Not connected
5
Port A Tx+
(RS-422)
Signal ground
6
Port A Tx(RS-422)
Not connected
7
Event marker input
Not connected
8
Port A Tx (RS-232)
Not connected
9
Reserved
5V output, 350 mA
max
22
Port B
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Figure 3-7 shows the I/O cable that connects to Port A.
J2
(connects to
Port A on receiver)
J3
Figure 3-7: I/O cable
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Default Parameters
The following represents the standard configuration for the VS330. For more information on these
commands refer to the Hemisphere GNSS Technical Reference.
Note: Use the $JSAVE command to save changes you make to the VS330 configuration for the
changes to be present in subsequent power cycles. Also, if you change any default values and then
issue a $JRESET command verify your settings to make sure you consistently get a correct heading.
To reset the VS330 to its default parameters you can re-install the configuration file (shown
below)—contact your dealer or Hemisphere GPS Technical Support for information on obtaining
and
re-installing the configuration file.
$JOFF,PORTA
$JOFF,PORTB
$JOFF,PORTD
$JAGE,2700
$JLIMIT,10
$JMASK,5
$JNP,5
$JWAASPRN,AUTO
$JDIFF,WAAS
$JPOS,51.0,-114.0
$JSMOOTH,LONG
$JTAU,COG,0.00
$JTAU,SPEED,0.00
$JAIR,AUTO
$JALT,NEVER
$JATT,ACC180,YES
$JRELAY,PORTC,$MENUOPTIONS,ACC180,ON,TRUE
$JATT,HTAU,0.1
$JATT,HRTAU,2.0
$JATT,COGTAU,0.0
$JATT,MSEP,1.0
$JATT,GYROAID,YES
$JATT,TILTAID,YES
$JATT,LEVEL,NO
$JATT,EXACT,NO
$JATT,HIGHMP,YES
$JATT,FLIPBRD,YES
$JATT,HBIAS,0.0
$JATT,NEGTILT,NO
$JATT,NMEAHE,0
$JATT,PBIAS,0.0
$JATT,PTAU,0.5
$JATT,ROLL,NO
$JATT,SPDTAU,0.0
$JASC,ROX,0,PORTD
$JBAUD,19200,PORTA
$JASC,GPGGA,1,PORTA
$JASC,GPHDT,10,PORTA
$JASC,GPROT,10,PORTA
$JASC,GPHPR,1,PORTA
$JBAUD,19200,PORTB
$JASC,GPGGA,1,PORTB
$JASC,GPHDT,10,PORTB
$JASC,GPROT,10,PORTB
$JASC,GPHPR,1,PORTB
$JSAVE
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Powering the Receiver On/Off
LED Indicators
Startup
Using the Menus Configuring the
VS330 Disabling the Aiding
Features
Adjusting the Time Constants
Connecting to Existing Navigation Systems
Viewing GNSS/DGPS Status
USB Data Logging
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Powering the Receiver On/Off
The power button on the VS330 is located on the front panel (circled below). When you first apply
power to the unit it turns on.
Figure 4-1: VS330 front panel with power button
The VS330 accepts an input voltage of 8 to 36 VDC via the power cable. The supplied power should
be continuous and clean for best performance. Table D-5 on page 59 provides the power
specifications of the VS330.
Do not apply a voltage higher than 36 VDC. This will damage the receiver and
void the warranty. Also, do not attempt to operate the VS330 with the fuse bypassed as this will
void the warranty.
The VS330 features reverse polarity protection to prevent damage if the power leads are
accidentally reversed. Although the VS330 proceeds through an internal startup sequence when
you apply power, it will be ready to communicate immediately.
Initial startup may take 5 to 15 minutes depending on the location. Subsequent startups will output
a valid position within 1 to 5 minutes depending on the location and time since the last startup.
The VS330 may take up to 5 minutes to receive a full ionospheric map from SBAS. Optimum accuracy
is obtained once the VS330 is processing corrected positions using complete ionospheric information.
To power on the VS330:
1.
Connect the ends of the VS330 power cable to a clean power source providing
8 to 36 VDC.
Note: Hemisphere GPS recommends you use a weather-tight connection and connector
if the connection is located outside.
2.
Press and hold the soft power switch on the front panel until the splash screen
appears.
To power off the VS330:
•
Press and hold the soft power switch on the front panel until the screen goes blank.
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LED Indicators
The VS330 includes five LEDs located to the left of the display
on the front panel (shown at right).
Table 4-1 below describes each LED indicator.
Figure 4-2: VS330 LEDs
Table 4-1: LED indicators
Indicator
HEADING
Description/Function
Valid GNSS heading available
Illuminates solid green when the receiver achieves a valid heading solution from the
GNSS receiver. You must see PRIM GPS and SEC GPS illuminated before a heading
solution is possible.
If the GNSS solution is no longer available, the LED turns off.
DIFF
DGPS position indicator
Illuminates solid green when the receiver achieves a differential position and a
pseudorange residual of better than 10.0 m.
If the residual value is worse than the current threshold, the LED blinks green
indicating differential mode has been attained but the residual has not met the
threshold.
SEC GPS
Secondary antenna is tracking 4 or more satellites
Illuminates solid amber when the secondary antenna is tracking four or more
satellites.
PRIM GPS
Primary antenna is tracking 4 or more satellites
Illuminates solid amber when the primary antenna is tracking four or more satellites.
POWER
Power indicator
Illuminates solid red when the receiver is powered on.
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Startup
When you power on the VS330 the Hemisphere GPS splash
screen appears followed by the main screen, or Top menu
(see at top right). Press the Down Arrow button to display
the remaining items on the Top menu (see at bottom
right).
You use the menus to view and configure system
data and settings for the following Top menu items:
•
•
Vector
GNSS
•
Differential (menu item will be the
selected differential source, such as SBAS
or Autonomous)
•
Config Wizard
•
System Setup
•
Data Logging
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GNSS
Diff SBAS
22:25:53
Config Wizard
System Setup
Data Logging
For a complete menu path of each Top menu item, see
Appendix C, “Menu Map.”
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Using the Menus
The VS330 menu system is designed for easy
setup and configuration of the unit in or out of
the field and supports multiple languages. You
can perform most configuration tasks entirely
through the menu without having to connect to
a computer.
Up Arrow button - moves to the
previous menu item or to the
previous selection within a menu
item
Enter button - displays a submenu or
selects an option within a menu item
The VS330 front panel contains the three soft
buttons shown at right. The Enter button also
functions as the power switch (see “Powering
the Receiver On/Off” on page 26 for more
information).
Down Arrow button - moves to
the next menu item or to the next
selection within a menu item
Table 4-2 describes the indicators to the right of
specific menu items.
Table 4-2: Menu item indicators
Indicator
Display
indicator
Purpose
Example
Goes to the indicated
submenu.
1.
On the Top menu press the Down Arrow
button to highlight System Setup. The Display
indicator appears to the right of System
Setup.
This indicator also appears to
the right of the “Back” and
“Top Menu” menu items.
2.
Press Enter to display the System Setup menu.
•
Press Enter when “Back”
is selected to return to
the previous menu.
3.
•
Press Enter when “Top
Menu” is selected to
return to the Top menu.
Press the Down Arrow button again to
highlight the Display Format option and then
press Enter. The items on the Display Format
menu appear and the Select indicator appears
to the right of Disp Update (the first item on
the Display Format menu).
4.
Press Enter on the Disp Update item. The
Display indicator changes to the Select
indicator.
Scrolls within a menu to highlight
5.
an option to select.
6.
Select
indicator
Press the Up Arrow or Down Arrow button
to scroll through the available options (such
as 1Hz and 5Hz).
Press Enter on the highlighted option to select
it. That option is now the setting for the menu
item and the Select indicator changes back to
the Display indicator.
To return the menu system to the factory default configuration:
•
Press and hold the Enter and Up Arrow buttons until the splash screen disappears
(Enter and Power share the same soft switch).
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Configuring the VS330
The Config Wizard menu guides you through various configuration options, enabling you to save up
to five different configurations that are useful when using the VS330 on different vessels or for
different applications.
If you use a Windows PC or Windows mobile device, you can use Hemisphere GNSS’ VectorPC
software to configure the VS330. See “Using VectorPC to Communicate with the VS330” on page 4 for
more information.
Config Wizard Menu
This section describes the basic Config Wizard options you need to set to get up and running. Figure
4-3 outlines the menu structure of the Config Wizard menu.
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Using the Config Wizard
The basic setup instructions outlined in this section assume the antennas are:
•
Installed parallel to, and along the centerline of, the vessel’s axis
•
Separated by 1.0 m
If this is not the case, you will need to enter the actual antenna separation and bias in the Config
Wizard.
1.
Select Config Wizard > Proceed Wizard. The Proceed Wizardmenu appears.
2.
Select Create New to create a new configuration. You are
prompted to enter a name for your configuration. In
addition to the Name you can set the options shown at
right (also shown in
Figure 4-3 on the previous page).
Note: For help on using the menus to view and setting
values see “Using the Menus” on
page 29.
3.
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a.
Use the arrow buttons to select a character and
then press the Enter button to savethe character.
The cursor moves to theright.
b.
Repeat step a for each additional character in the
name.
c.
Scroll through the list of characters until you reach “↵” and press the Enter
button to accept the name. You are returned to the previous menu and the
name you entered appears next to “Enter Name.”
If you are editing an existing name, for characters you want to replace simply select a
different character. If the new name is shorter and you need to delete unneeded
characters to the right:
4.
a.
After you change the final character in the new name press the Enter
button repeatedly until the last character is highlighted.
b.
Scroll through the list of characters until you reach ” and press the
Enter button to delete the character. The cursor moves to the left.
c.
Repeat step b for each additional rightmost character you want to delete.
d.
Scroll through the list of characters until you reach “↵” and press the Enter
button to accept the name. You are returned to the previous menu and the
name you entered appears next to “Enter Name.”
Set a DGPS source: From the same menu, select DIFF. The optionsare: SBAS
(default)
Beacon
Autonomous RTK
L-Band
Extern RTCM (External RTCM)
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5.
Change the type of GPS data message sent to the data ports: Select either
Data Port A or Data Port B from the menu list.
6.
Set the elevation cutoff angle: Select Elev Mask and set the angle between 0° and 45°.
The default value is 5°.
7.
Set the maximum DGPS age: The maximum DGPS age is 2700 seconds (45 minutes) by
default.
8.
Configure baud rates: If the default baud rate on the selected port does not match that
of the external device you are connecting to, you will need to configure the Baud Rate,
using the Port A or Port Bentries.
4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200 are the available baud rates.
9.
Enable/disable aiding features: The Aiding Features menu enables you to turn the
gyroaid and tiltaid features on or off. For more information on disabling the aiding
features, see “Disabling Tilt Aiding” on page 33 or “Disabling Gyro Aiding” on page
33.
10.
Adjust time constants: While the default time constants settings will work for most users,
if you have a large, slow turning vessel or a small, quick moving vessel you may want to
adjust the time constants to reduce heading start up and re acquisition times.
For details on configuring the time constants, see “Adjusting the Time Constants” on page
34.
11.
Enter a heading bias: If you did not install the antenna’s parallel to and along the vessel’s
centerline, you will need to enter a heading bias in the Heading field of the Bias, Neg,
Tilt menu. The heading bias (-180º to +180°) compensates for any offset from the
centerline.
Note: If you installed the antennas for roll (perpendicular to the boat’s axis), rather
than pitch, you must enter the heading bias (+/-90°). You must also enter the bias for
roll (see below).
12.
Enter a pitch/roll bias: Enter the bias for pitch or roll (-15° - +15°) to compensate for
any offset from the boat’s centerline. Enter this bias in the Pitch/Roll field of the Bias,
Neg, Tilt menu.
13.
Enter the antenna separation: If you did not install the antennas 1.0 m apart, enter the
actual antenna separation In the Ant. Sep field. The available range is 0 - 10.0 m.
14.
Configure antenna for roll: Most users install the antennas for pitch; however, if you
install the antennas for roll, you will need to configure the VS330 for roll. In the Create
New menu set the Pitch/Roll setting to Roll.
15.
Save your configuration: To save your new configuration, select the Save to Location
field. You will be prompted for a location to save your configuration.
Select one of the empty slots, noted by the name Not Used or select a slot with an existing
configuration to overwrite it.
After your configuration is saved, you must select it from the Config Wizard in order to
activate it. You may then continue to enter different receiver configurations without
upsetting the current operation of the receiver. Re- enter the Config Wizard and select
the configuration to use.
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Disabling the Aiding Features
While the default settings will work for most users, you can configure the tilt and gyro aiding
features to further reduce heading startup and re-acquisition times.
Disabling Tilt Aiding
The VS330’s tiltaid (accelerometer) is enabled by default and constrains the RTK heading solution to
reduce startup and re acquisition times. The tiltaid is precalibrated at the factory; however, if you
experience any tilt measurement offset, you can recalibrate the tilt sensor via the Calibrate Tilt
option in the Vector menu. See “Vector menu” on page 50 for a menu map on how to access this
feature.
Note: Make sure the receiver is perfectly level before recalibrating the tiltaid.
The only times you may need to disable the tiltaid feature are:
•
If you were unable to install the VS330 on a level plane with the antennas. The tilt
sensor is located inside the VS330, so it is important that you install the VS330 on a
level horizontal plane.
If you were unable to install the VS330 in a horizontal plane with the
antennas, you must disable tiltaid. Failure to do so may cause erratic equipment
behavior.
•
If troubleshooting, to ensure the receiver is working properly.
You can turn tilt aiding off either through the Config Wizard or Vector menus.
Disabling Gyro Aiding
The VS330’s internal gyro-aid is enabled by default. The gyro:
•
Shortens re-acquisition times when satellites are obstructed and heading is lost, by
reducing the search volume required for the RTK solution, and
•
Provides accurate substitute headings for a short period (depending on the roll and
pitch of the vessel) ideally seeing you through to re-acquisition.
The only time you might need to disable the gyro-aid is during troubleshooting, to ensure the
receiver is working properly.
Do not exceed turn rates of 90º/sec. The VS330 uses gyro measurements to obtain
a heading rate measurement and the gyro cannot measure beyond this rate.
You can turn the gyroaid feature off either through the Config Wizard menu or the Vector menu.
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Adjusting the Time Constants
The VS330’s default settings are fine for most users; however, you can set the time constants to
further smooth heading, course-over-ground (COG), and speed measurements. Table 4-3 provides
an overview of the time constant values you can set in the Config Wizard, including the formulas
for finding the optimal value of each time constant for your vessel.
Table 4-3: Time constants
Time
Constant
Description
COGTAU
(Course Over
Ground)
Adjust the responsiveness to the course over ground measurement. If vessel is
small and dynamic, leave this value at 0.0 s to be conservative. If the vessel is large
and resistant to motion, you may want to increase this value.
Default value: 0.0 s
Range: 0.0 to 60 s
Formula: cogtau (s) = 10 / max rate of change of course (°/sec)
HRTAU
(Rate of Turn)
Adjust the responsiveness to the rate of heading change. If vessel is large and unable
to turn quickly, you may want to increase this value.
Default value: 2.0 s with gyro enabled
Range: 0.0 to 60 s
Formula: hrtau (s) = 10 / max rate of the rate of turn (°/s2)
HTAU
(Heading)
Adjust the responsiveness to true heading. If vessel is large and unable to turn
quickly, you may want to increase this value.
For longer baselines (10 m) HTAU should be between 0.1 and 0.5, since the gyro
introduces noise.
Default value: 0.1 s with gyro enabled
Range: 0.0 to 60 s
Formula: htau (s) = 40 / max rate of turn (°/s) with gyro ON
htau (s) = 10 / max rate of turn (°/s) with gyro OFF
PTAU
(Pitch)
Adjust the responsiveness to pitch. If vessel is large and unable to pitch quickly, may
want to increase this value.
Default value: 0.5 s
Range: 0.0 to 60 s
Formula: ptau (s) = 10 / max rate of pitch (°/s)
SPDTAU
(Speed)
Adjust the responsiveness to speed. If vessel is small and dynamic, leave this value at
0.0 s to be conservative. If the vessel is large and resistant to motion, you may want to
increase this value.
Default value: 0.0 s
Range: 0.0 to 60 s
Formula: spdtau (s) = 10 / max acceleration (m/s2)
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Connecting to Existing Navigation Systems
Most users connect the VS330 to their existing navigation system during installation. These users will
receive the VS330’s position and heading updates through the interface of their existing system.
Viewing GNSS/DGPS Status
Most users will receive position and heading information through their on-board navigation
system. If you have not connected the VS330 to an existing navigation system, or are
troubleshooting your unit, you may need to view GNSS, DGPS, or beacon status on the VS330’s
display screen.
Do I Have a Signal?
Figure 4-2 on page 27 shows which LEDs on the VS330 will indicate GNSS, DGPS or Beacon signal
lock when illuminated. If you lose the differential signal lock, Hemisphere GNSS COAST technology
allows the VS330 to perform well for 40 minutes or more with aging differential GNSS correction
data. The amount of time you can “coast” depends on the degree of tolerable drift.
Note: To obtain a full set of SBAS corrections, the VS330 must receive the ionospheric map over a
period of a few minutes. After this, the receiver can “coast” until the next set of corrections has
been received.
How Good is the Quality of My Signal?
In addition to the LED indicators for signal lock, the VS330’s
display indicates signal quality. The bars along the top of the
display represent the quality of the GNSS and DGPS (or if
applicable, beacon) signal. The first group of bars shows the
GPS signal; the second group shows the DGPS or beacon
signal. Each bar represents a distinct channel and its associated
signal quality. The higher the bar, the better the signal.
GPS signal
indicator
DGPS or beacon
signal indicator
Note: If using autonomous or external correction mode, the DGPS signal indicator will not appear
in the display.
DGPS (SBAS)
The differential correction (or SBAS) signal indicator reflects the quality of each satellite signal, or
the bit error rate (BER). A full bar height reflects a signal lock and a BER of 0. A bar height only 2
pixels tall reflects a signal loss, or BER, of 500 or greater. Bar heights in between reflect
intermediate degrees of signal quality. For example, when using WAAS two satellites are available,
so two BERs are provided.
Beacon
The beacon indicator reflects the quality of the beacon signal, or the signal strength (SS) and the
signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). A full bar height reflects a signal lock, SS>=35, and SNR>=24. A bar
height only 2 pixels tall reflects a signal loss, or SS and SNR values of 0. Bar heights in between
reflect intermediate degrees of signal quality. If using beacon, the first bar indicates SS signal
quality; the second bar indicates SNR signal quality.
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Chapter 4: Operating the VS330
USB Data Logging
When you insert a USB flash drive into the VS330, the Data Logging menu indicates you can start
recording (logging data) and displays the free space on the flash drive (see Figure 4-4). When you
start logging data the “Start Recording” indicator changes to “End <filename>.”
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Stop data logging before removing the USB flash drive from the VS330. Failure to
do so may result in a loss of data.
Selecting the Data File Type and Log Options
You can log the following data types to a USB flash drive:
•
RAW - binary, NMEA, and other data options (see Table4-4)
•
KML - Google Earth KML format with latitude, longitude and height
•
CSV - comma-separated value (CSV) format with time, latitude, longitude, and height
•
PostPro - VS330 automatically turns on the appropriate messages for post processing
•
debug - VS330 logs high speed data for troubleshooting purposes (contact Hemisphere
GNSS Technical Support for more information)
Table 4-4: RAW data log options
Format
Description
Raw (binary)
For raw (binary) data logging, you may also want the receiver configuration to be
inserted into the file. If you select this option the file will start with the receiver
configuration comprised of the replies to the
$JI, $JK, $JT, and $JSHOW queries.
NMEA
National Marine Electronics Association (NMEA 0183) - industry standard data
transmission format
CMR
Proprietary data correction format
DFX
Hemisphere GNSS-proprietary data correction format
ROX
Hemisphere GNSS-proprietary data correction format
RTCM
Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services - industry standard data
correction format
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To select a data logging type:
1.
Select Data Logging > Config > FileType.
2.
Press the Up/Down Arrow buttons until your preferred data type appears then press
Enter.
When logging using the RAW data type (File Type > RAW as shown in Figure 4-5) you can select which
data to log and at what rate by selecting Data Logs and then making the desired selections on the
Data Logs menu.
Figure 4-5: Data Logging > Config > Data Logs menu
Note: Logged data options are limited by your receiver subscriptions (certain options may not
appear on the Data Logs menu without a specific subscription). For example, GNGNS, GNGSA,
GLGSV, Bin62, Bin65, Bin66, and Bin69 only appear on the Data Logs menu if you are authorized
to receive GLONASS. To view your subscriptions press System Setup > Software Disp >
Authorizations.
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Logging Data to a File
You can log data to a file that the VS330 auto-generates or you can manually enter a filename to
which to log data. You can append data to or overwrite data on a manually-named file; however,
you cannot append data to or overwrite data on an VS330-generated file.
To log data to an VS330 auto-generate filename:
1.
Select Data Logging > Config.
2.
If Auto-Name displays No select Auto-Name and then press Enter.
3.
Select Yes and then press Enter.
4.
Select Back to return to the Data Logging menu.
5.
Select Start Recording to begin logging data. The Start Recording option changes to
End <filename>.
6.
Select End <filename>.
To log data to a manually-created filename:
1.
Select Data Logging > Config.
2.
If Auto-Name displays Yes select Auto-Nameand then press Enter.
3.
Select No and press Enter. The Enter Name and Mode menu items appear below AutoName.
4.
Enter a filename:
5.
a.
Select Enter Name andpress Enter.
b.
Enter the desired characters for the filename and then scroll to the return
character and press Enter.
Select the mode:
a.
Select Modeand press Enter.
b.
Select Append to log data to new file or to append data to an existing file (based
on the filename in step 4) and press Enter.
or
Select Overwrite to overwrite an existing file (based on the filename in step 4) and
press Enter.
No warnings are given to confirm overwriting a
previous file.
6.
Select Back to return to the Data Logging menu.
7.
Select Start Recording to begin logging data. The Start Recording option changes to
End <filename>.
8.
Select End <filename>.
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Data Post-Processing
After you log data you can then process the data with a Receiver Independent Exchange (RINEX)
format software utility. Hemisphere GNSS Rinex conversion software is available from the
Hemisphere GNSS website at www.hgnss.com.
Make sure you select PostPro as the file type before logging the data you will use for post processing
(see “Selecting the Data File Type and Log Options” on page 36).
To post-process raw data:
1.
Log the raw data to the USB flash drive inserted in the VS330. Make sure you properly
end your data logging before removing the flash drive in step 2 below.
2.
Remove the flash drive from the VS330 then insert the drive in a PC with
Hemisphere GNSS’ Rinex conversion software installed.
3.
Run the Rinex conversion software.
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Appendix A: Troubleshooting
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Table A-1 provides troubleshooting for common problems.
Table A-1: Troubleshooting
Symptom
Receiver fails to power
No data from VS330
Random data from VS330
No GPS lock
No beacon lock
No SBAS lock
Possible Solution
•
Verify polarity of power leads
•
Check integrity of power cableconnectors
•
Check power input voltage (8 to 36 VDC)
•
Check current restrictions imposed by power source
(minimum available should be > 1.0 A)
•
Check receiver power status to ensure the receiveris
powered (an ammeter can be used for this)
•
Verify desired messages are activated (using VectorPC or
$JSHOW in any terminal program)
•
Ensure the baud rate of the VS330 matches that of the
receiving device
•
Check integrity and connectivity of power and data cable
connections
•
Verify the RTCM or binary messages are not being output
accidentally (send a $JSHOW command)
•
Ensure the baud rate of the VS330 matches that of the remote
device
•
Potentially, the volume of data requested to be output by the
VS330 could be higher than the current baud rate supports
(try using 19200 as the baud rate for all devices or reduce the
amount of data being output)
•
Verify the VS330 has a clear view of the sky
•
Verify the lock status of GPS satellites (this can be done with
VectorPC)
•
Verify the receiver is tuned to the correct frequency and bit rate
•
Ensure beacon signal coverage is expected in your area
•
Ensure environmental noise is not masking the signal, reducing
the SNR reading
•
Verify the VS330 has a clear view of the sky
•
Verify the lock status of SBAS satellites (this can be done
with VectorPC - monitor BER value)
•
Set SBAS mode to automatic with the
$JWAASPRN,AUTO command
SBAS lock is only possible if you are in an appropriate SBAS region;
currently, there is limited SBAS availability in the southern
hemisphere.
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Table A-1: Troubleshooting (continued)
Symptom
Possible Solution
No heading or incorrect heading
value
•
Check CSEP value is fairly constant without varying more
than 1 cm (0.39 in)—larger variations may indicate a high
multipath environment and require moving the receiver
location
The standard antenna mounting configuration provides a 0.5°
heading accuracy at 95% confidence. If you require more
performance, you will need to increase the antenna separation
(maximum recommended separation is 10.0 m). See Table D-1
on page 58 for antenna separation specifications.
No DGPS position in external
RTCM mode
•
Recalibrate the tilt sensor with $JATT,TILTCAL
command if heading is calculated then lost at
consistent time intervals
•
Heading is from primary GPS antenna to secondary GPS
antenna
•
$JATT,SEARCH command forces the VS330 to acquire a new
heading solution (unless gyro is enabled)
•
Enable GYROAID to provide heading for up to three minutes
during GPS signal loss
•
Enable TILTAID to reduce heading search times
•
Monitor the number of satellites and SNR values for both
antennas within VectorPC—at least foursatellites should have
strong SNR values
•
Potentially, the volume of data requested to be output by the
VS330 could be higher than the current baud rate supports
(try using 19200 as the baud rate for all devices or reduce the
amount of data being output)
•
Verify the baud rate of the RTCM input port matches the
baud rate of the external source
•
Verify the pinout between the RTCM source and the RTCM
input port (transmit from the source must go to receive of the
RTCM input port and grounds must be connected)
•
Ensure corrections are being transmitted to the correct port—
using the $JDIFF,PORTB command on Port A will cause the
receiver to expect the corrections to be input through Port B
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Appendix B: FAQ
This appendix covers power, communication and external RTCM questions. For GPS and Heading
troubleshooting, see Chapter 4, “Operating the VS330.”
Q: Can COAST technology work with corrections from an external source?
A: Yes, the VS330 will operate in a similar fashion with COAST technology as when using SBAS or
Beacon corrections. However, SBAS corrections have the advantage that they are separated into
separate error components, allowing the VS330 to anticipate how errors will change over the
coasting period with more consistent accuracy and for a longer period than regular RTCM range
corrections.
Q: My VS330 does not appear to be communicating. What do I do?
A: This could be one of the following issues:
•
Examine the power cable and its connector for signs of damage.
•
Ensure you are properly powering the system with the correct voltage (8 to 36 VDC) by
measuring the voltage at the receiver end of the power cable when the cable is
connected to the power source.
•
Check current restrictions imposed by power source (minimum available should be >
1.0 A).
•
Verify the display has turned on and that time is incrementing in the upper right
corner of the display, and configure the COM port baud rates appropriately through
the menu system.
•
Verify polarity of power leads.
•
Check the 1.0 A inline power cable fuse.
•
Since you are required to terminate the power input with your choice of connector,
ensure you have made a good connection to the power supply.
•
Consult the troubleshooting section of the other device’s reference manual to
determine if there is an issue with that device.
Q: Am I able to configure the two serial ports with different baud rates?
A: Yes, the ports are independent. For example, you may have one port set to 4800 and the other
to 19200 or vice versa.
Q: Am I able to have the VS330 output different NMEA messages through the two ports?
A: Yes, you may have different NMEA messages turned on for the two serial ports. Further, these
NMEA messages may also be at different update rates.
Q: How do I determine the current configuration of the VS330?
A: You can view the current configuration from various screens of the menu, which show all
configurable items of the receiver. Alternately, you can select Config Wizard
> Use Previous to return the receiver to a previously saved (known) configuration.
Q: My VS330 does not appear to be using corrections from an external correction source. What
could be the problem?
A: This could be due to a number of issues. Check the following items.
•
Make sure the corrections are of an RTCM SC-104 protocol.
•
Verify the baud rates of the port used by the VS330 match that of the external correction
source.
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•
The external correction source should be using an 8 data bit, no parity, 1 stop bit (8N-1) serial portconfiguration.
•
Inspect the cable connection to ensure there are no signs of damage.
•
Check the pinout information for the cables to ensure the transmit line of the external
correction source is connected to the receive line of the VS330’s serial port and that the
signal grounds are connected.
Save the configuration as the profile named “RTCM” in the Config Wizard, cycle the power and
load the RTCM profile.
Q: Why am I not getting data from the VS330?
A: There are several possible reasons for this. Check the following items.
•
Check receiver power status LED to ensure the receiver is powered.
•
Verify the VS330 is locked to a valid DGPS signal (this can often be done on the receiving
device or withVectorPC).
•
Verify the VS330 is locked to GPS satellites (this can often be done on the receiving
device or with VectorPC).
•
Check the integrity and connectivity of power and data cable connections.
Q: Why am I getting random data from VS330?
A: There are three possible reasons for this. Check the following items.
•
Verify the RTCM or the Bin95 and Bin96 messages are not being output
accidentally (send a $JSHOW command).
•
Verify the baud rate settings of VS330 and remote device match correctly.
•
Potentially, the volume of data requested to be output by the VS330 could be higher than
the current baud rate supports. Try increasing the baud rate to 38400 for all devices or
reduce the amount of data being output.
Q: I could not install my antennas at the same height. How do I calibrate for the height offset?
A: You may enter an non-level bias calculation that adjusts the pitch/roll output to calibrate the
measurement if the antenna array is not installed on a horizontal plane.
To calibrate the pitch/roll reading, send the following command:
$JATT,PBIAS,x<CR><LF>
where x is a bias (in degrees) that will be added to the pitch/roll measurement. The acceptable
pitch bias range is -15.0º to 15.0º (default is 0.0º).
To determine the current pitch compensation angle, send the following command:
$JATT,PBIAS<CR><LF>
The pitch/roll bias is added after the negation of the pitch/roll measurement (if so invoked
with the $JATT,NEGTILT command).
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Appendix C: Menu Map
Vector Menu
GNSS Menu Differential
Menu Config Wizard
Menu System Setup
Menu Data Logging
Menu
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Appendix C: Menu Map
This appendix shows the complete menu map for each menu (listed below) on the VS330 Top menu:
•
Vector
•
GNSS
•
Differential (menu item will be the selected differential source, such as SBAS or
Autonomous)
•
Config Wizard
•
System Setup
•
Data Logging
Vector Menu
Use the Vector menu to view and adjust Vector settings. Options vary depending on whether you
select Pitch or Roll and include such items as aiding features, time constants, heading bias, and
antenna separation.
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GNSS Menu
Use the GNSS menu to view and edit your GNSS settings. Settings include the data port outputs,
specific positioning parameters, UTC time offset, and satellite visibility and positioning information.
Menu item is “GNSS” if your VS330 is
optioned for GLONASS; otherwise, menu
item is “GPS”
‘GLONASS Sats’ only appears if your VS330
is optioned for GLONASS
Figure C-2: GNSS menu
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Appendix C: Menu Map
Differential Menu
Use the Differential menu to view or change your differential settings. The following available
differential sources depend on the configuration you purchased.
•
SBAS
•
Beacon (RTCM2) - available with purchased unlock code
•
RTK (CMR, ROX, RTCM3)
•
L-band (OMNIVBS, OMNIHP) - available with purchased unlock code
•
None (Autonomous) To
select the differential source:
1.
Press Differential > Include then set each format you may use to Yes. For example, if you
will be using Beacon, set RTCM2 to Yes.
2.
Press Back to return to the previous menu level, press InUse, then select your preferred
differential source. For example, if you will be using Beacon, select Beacon (RTCM2 will
be displayed when finished).
Figure C-3 through Figure C-7 show the complete menu maps for the SBAS,
Beacon, RTK, L-band, and Autonomous, respectively. The Include menu (at
right) in each of these figures shows all available formats. If you have not
purchased unlock codes for
L-band and Beacon, the OMNIVBS/OMNIHP (L-band) and RTCM2 (Beacon)
menu items will not appear on your menu.
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The RTK corrector format you select appears next to
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L-Band only appears if OMNIVBS and/or
OMNIHP are set to YES
Figure C-6: L-band menu
Autonomous
Figure C-7: Autonomous menu
Config Wizard Menu
The Config Wizard walks you through basic settings to get up and running. See “Configuration
Wizard” on page 27 to view the Config Wizard menu map.
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System Setup Menu
The System Setup menu allows you quickly view and edit current system settings. General settings
include such items as current applications, units, baud rates, logs, LED contrast, subscription code,
display orientation (you can flip the display 180° by selecting YES under Flip Display), and language.
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Appendix C: Menu Map
Data Logging Menu
The Data Logging menu allows you to log or output job data, view USB flash drive free storage
space, set up file auto-naming, and view what type of data you are logging.
Figure C-9: Data Logging menu
Logged data options are limited by your
receiver subscriptions (certain options may
not appear on this menu without a specific
subscription. For example, GNGNS, GNGSA,
GLGSV,
Bin62, Bin65, Bin66, and Bin69 only
appear on this menu if you are
authorized to receive GLONASS.
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Appendix D: Technical Specifications
VS330 Receiver Specifications A42
Antenna
Specifications
A43
Antenna
Specifications
A52
Antenna Specifications
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VS330 Receiver Specifications
Table D-1 through Table D-8 list the technical specifications of the VS330.
Table D-1: VS330 GNSS sensor specifications
Item
Specification
Receiver type
Vector GNSS L1/L2 RTK
Signals received
GPS, GLONASS, Galileo1
Channels
Two 270-channel
GPS sensitivity
-142 dBm
SBAS tracking
3-channel, parallel tracking
Update rate
10 Hz standard, 20 Hz available by subscription
Horizontal
accuracy
RTK2
L-band DGNSS (VBS/HP/XP/G2)3,4
SBAS (WAAS)3
Beacon3
Autonomous, no SA3
Heading accuracy
< 0.17˚ rms @ 0.5 m antenna separation
< 0.09˚ rms @ 1.0 m antenna separation
< 0.04˚ rms @ 2.0 m antenna separation
< 0.02˚ rms @ 5.0 m antenna separation
< 0.01˚ rms @10.0 m antenna separation
Pitch/roll accuracy
< 1º rms
Heave accuracy
30 cm (DGPS), 10 cm (RTK)5
Timing (1PPS)
accuracy
20 ns
Rate of turn
90º/s maximum
Cold start time
< 40 s typical (no almanac or RTC)
Warm start time
< 20 s typical (almanac and RTC)
Hot start time
< 5 s (almanac, RTC, and position)
Heading fix
< 10 s typical (valid position)
Maximum speed
1,850 kph (999 kts)
Maximum altitude
18,288 m (60,000 ft)
RMS (67%)
2DRMS (95%)
10 mm + 1 ppm
0.08 m
0.25 m
0.25 m
1.2 m
20 mm + 2 ppm
0.16 m
0.50 m
0.50 m
2.5 m
Table D-2: VS330 beacon sensor specifications
Item
Specification
Channels
2-channel, parallel tracking
Frequency range
283.5 to 325 kHz
Operating modes
Manual, automatic, and database
Compliance
IEC 61108-4 beacon standard
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Table D-3: VS330 L-band sensor specifications
Item
Specification
Sensitivity
-130 dBm
Channel spacing
7.5 kHz
Satellite selection
Manual and automatic
Reacquisition time
15 seconds (typical)
Rejection
15 kHz spacing > 30 dB
300 kHz spacing > 60 dB
Processor
DSP for demodulation and protocol decoding module provides processing for
differential algorithms
Command support
Reports L-band region and satellite information
Allows input and status of L-band subscription, bit error rate (BER) output for
reception quality indication, and manual frequency tuning
Table D-4: VS330 communication specifications
Item
Specification
Serial ports
2 full-duplex RS-232, 1 full-duplex RS-422
USB ports
1 USB-A
Baud rates
4800 - 115200
Data I/O protocol
NMEA 0183, Crescent binary6
Correction I/O protocol
RTCM v2.3 (DGPS), RTCM v3 (RTK), CMR (RTK), CMR+ (RTK)7
Timing output
1 PPS CMOS, active high, rising edge sync, 10 kΩ, 10 pF load
Table D-5: VS330 power specifications
Item
Specification
Power input voltage
8 to 36 VDC
Power consumption
< 6.2 W nominal (GNSS L1/L2 L-band)
< 5.3 W nominal (GNSS L1/L2 RTK)
Current consumption
< 0.52 A nominal (GNSS L1/L2 L-band)
< 0.44 A nominal (GNSS L1/L2 RTK)
Power isolation
500 V
Reverse polarity protection
Yes
Antenna short circuit protection
Yes
Antenna input impedance
50 Ω
Table D-6: VS330 environmental specifications
Item
Specification
Operating temperature
-30°C to +70°C (-22°F to +158°F)
Storage temperature
-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
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Table D-6: VS330 environmental specifications (continued)
Item
Specification
Humidity
95%, non-condensing
Enclosure rating
IP66 (IEC 60529)
Shock and vibration
Mechanical Shock: EP455 Section 5.14.1 Vibration: EP455
Section 5.15.1 Random
EMC
CE (IEC 60945 Emissions and Immunity), FCC Part 15, Subpart B,
CISPR 22
IMO wheelmarked certification
No
Table D-7: VS330 mechanical specifications
Item
Specification
Dimensions
20.2 L x 12.0 W x 7.5 H (cm)
8.0 L x 4.7 W x 3.0 H (in)
Weight
~1.1 kg (2.5 lb)
Status indications (LEDs)
Power, primary GPS lock, secondary GPS lock, differential lock, DGPS
position, heading, RTK lock, L-band lock
Power switch
Front panel soft switch
Power connector
2-pin ODU metal circular
Data connectors
(1) DB9 sealed
(1) 9-pin ODU metal circular
Antenna connectors
(2) TNC female
Table D-8: Aiding devices
Item
Specification
Gyro
Provides smooth heading, fast heading reacquisition and reliable < 1˚ per minute
heading for periods up to 3 minutes when loss of GPS has occurred.8
Tilt sensors
Provide pitch, roll data and assist in fast start-up and reacquisition of heading
solution.
1
Upgrade required
2
Depends on multipath environment, number of satellites in view, satellite geometry, baseline length (for local
services), and ionospheric activity
3Depends on multipath environment, number of satellites in view, and satellite geometry
4Requires a subscription from L-band service provider
5Based on a 40 second time constant
6Hemisphere GNSS proprietary
7Receive only, does not transmit this format
8
Under static conditions
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Appendix D: Technical Specifications
A42 Antenna Specifications
Table D-9 through Table D-12 list the technical specifications of the A42 antenna.
Table D-9: A42 GNSS sensor specifications
Specification
Description
GNSS reception
GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS L1/L2, Beidou, SBAS, L-band
DGNSS (VBS/HP/XP/G2), and Galileo E1/E5a and b
GNSS frequency
1.165 to 1.253 GHz
1.525 to 1.613 GHz
LNA gain
30 dB
LNA noise
2.0 dB, typical
Table D-10: A42 power specifications
Specification
Description
Input voltage
3.3 to 12 VDC
Input current
35 mA, typical
Table D-11: A42 mechanical specifications
Specification
Description
Enclosure
Aluminum base with ASA plastic cap
Dimensions
7.0 H x 13.0 D (cm)
2.9 H x 5.1 D (in)
Weight
0.38 kg (0.84 lb)
Mount
5/8” female thread
RF connector
TNC straight
Table D-12: A42 environmental specifications
Specification
Description
Operating temperature
-40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Storage temperature
-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
Enclosure rating
IP69K
Shock and vibration
EP455
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A43 Antenna Specifications
Table D-13 through Table D-18 list the technical specifications of the A43 antenna.
Table D-13: A43 GNSS sensor specifications
Specification
Description
GNSS reception
GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS L1/L2, BeiDou, SBAS, L-band
DGNSS (VBS/HP/XP/G2), and Galileo E1/E5a and b
GNSS frequency
1.165 to 1.253 GHz
1.525 to 1.613 GHz
LNA gain
30 dB
LNA noise
2.0 dB, typical
Table D-14: A43 L-band sensor specifications
Specification
Description
L-Band frequency
1.525 - 1.585 GHz
L-Band LNA gain
30 dB
Table D-15: A43 beacon sensor specifications
Specification
Description
Beacon frequency
283.5 - 325 kHz
Beacon LNA gain
30 dB
Table D-16: A43 power specifications
Specification
Description
Input voltage
5 to 12 VDC
Input current
40 - 50 mA, typical
Table D-17: A43 mechanical specifications
Specification
Description
Enclosure
Lexan
Dimensions
10.4 H x 14.5 D (cm)
4.1 H x 5.7 D (in)
Weight
0.73 kg (1.6 lb)
Mount
1" coarse thread (5/8" adapter available)
Connector
TNC
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Table D-18: A43 environmental specifications
Specification
Description
Storage temperature
-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
Operating temperature
-40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Enclosure rating
IP69K
Shock and vibration
EP 455
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A52 Antenna Specifications
Table D-9 through Table D-12 list the technical specifications of the A52 antenna.
Table D-19: A42 GNSS sensor specifications
Specification
Description
GNSS reception
GPS L1/L2/L5, GLONASS L1/L2, BeiDou, SBAS, L-band
DGNSS (VBS/HP/XP/G2), and Galileo E1/E5a and b
GNSS frequency
1.165 to 1.253 GHz
1.525 to 1.613 GHz
LNA gain
30 dB
LNA noise
2.0 dB, typical
Table D-20: A42 power specifications
Specification
Description
Input voltage
3.3 to 12 VDC
Input current
35 mA, typical
Table D-21: A42 mechanical specifications
Specification
Description
Enclosure
Aluminum base with ASA plastic cap
Dimensions
7.6 H x 18.5 D (cm)
3.0 H x 7.3 D (in)
Weight
0.78 kg (1.71 lb)
Mount
5/8” female thread
RF connector
TNC straight or right angle
Table D-22: A42 environmental specifications
Specification
Description
Operating temperature
-40°C to +70°C (-40°F to +158°F)
Storage temperature
-40°C to +85°C (-40°F to +185°F)
Enclosure rating
IP69K
Shock and vibration
EP455
Note: The phase center variation is less than 3 mm at GPS L1 and L2 for elevations above 15
degrees
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Index
Numerics
Diff (differential source)
menu map 52
disabling
gyro 33
tilt aid 33
1 PPS output 22
A
A43 antenna
beacon sensor specifications 62
accelerometer See tilt aid
antenna
cable, routing and securing 19
mounting 16
mounting, magnetic 17
mounting, pole mount 18
mounting, rail mount 19
placement, optimal 15
primary, search volume 8
secondary 8
E
environmental
A42 specifications 61
A43 specifications 63
A52 specifications 64
environmental specifications 59
event marker 22
G
GNSS sensor
A42 specifications 61
A43 specifications 62
A52 specifications 64
GPS
menu map 51
operation 6
receiver performance 6
specifications 58
gyro 33
aiding 10
calibration, self or manual 10
disabling 33
B
base station, moving, RTK 8
baud rate 46
beacon
A43 sensor specifications 62
description of 7
sensor specifications 58
status 35
C
cables
antenna 19
connecting 21
CMR (RAW data option) 36
COAST
corrections from external source 46
communication specifications 59
configuration
menu system 29 of
the system 30
returning to factory defaults 29
wizard 30, 54
wizard, using 31
CSV data format 36
H
heading 14, 35
bias 14
heading rate time constant 11
HRTAU 11
K
KML data format 36
L
L-Dif
and RTK 7
LED
D
DGPS position indicator 27
indicators 27
power indicator 27
logging data to a file (instructions) 38
data logging
overview 36
post-processing 39 DFX
(RAW data option) 36 DGPS
status 35
DGPS position indicator LED 27
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A43 specifications 62
A52 specifications 64
menu map 28
Diff (differential source) 52
GPS 50, 51
SBAS 52
system setup 55
vector 50
mounting See antenna mounting
specifications
A42 environmental 61
A42 GNSS sensor 61 A42
mechanical 61
A42 power 61
A43 beacon sensor 62
A43 environmental 63
A43 GNSS sensor 62 A43
mechanical 62
A43 power 62
A52 environmental 64
A52 GNSS sensor 64 A52
mechanical 64
A52 power 64
beacon sensor 58
communication 59
environmental 59
GPS 58
power 59
receiver 58
N
NMEA (RAW data option) 36
NMEA messages 46
P
position 35
post-processing data 39
power
A42 specifications 61
A43 specifications 62
A52 specifications 64 powering
up the system 26 specifications
59
power indicator LED 27
powering off the receiver 26
powering on the receiver 26
T
tilt aid, disabling 33
time constants 34
adjusting 34
course-over-ground 11
heading 11
HRTAU 11
speed 11
tracking, automatic 6
turn rate, limits 33
R
RAW data format 36
receiver
logging data 36
powering off 26
powering on 26
receiver, mounting 20 ROX
(RAW data option) 36
RTCM (RAW data option) 36 RTK
and L-Dif 7
constrained heading solution 33
moving base station 8
use by VS330 8
U
updates, receiving 35
USB data logging 36
V
vector, menu map 50
W
wizard
configuration 30, 54
configuration, using 31
S
SBAS
coasting between corrections 35 not
available 6
receiving corrections 35
tracking 7
use of 6
setup, system, menu map 55
signal
indicators 35
lock 35
lock, LED readout 35
quality 35
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16.
LIMITS ON LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Some jurisdictions do not allow for the limitation or exclusion of liability for incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to Licensee and Licensee may also have other legal rights
which may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
17.
BASIS OF BARGAIN. Licensee agrees and acknowledges that Hemisphere has set its prices and the parties have entered into this
Agreement in reliance on the limited warranties, warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability set forth herein, that the same reflect
an agreed-to allocation of risk between the parties (including the risk that a remedy may fail of its essential purpose and cause
consequential loss), and that the same forms an essential basis of the bargain between the parties. Licensee agrees and
acknowledges that Hemisphere would not have been able to sell the Product at the amount charged on an economic basis without
such limitations.
18.
PROPRIETARY RIGHTS INDEMNITY. Hemisphere shall indemnify, defend and hold harmless Licensee from and against any and all
actions, claims, demands, proceedings, liabilities, direct damages, judgments, settlements, fines, penalties, costs and expenses,
including royalties and attorneys' fees and related costs, in connection with or arising out of any actual infringement of any third party
patent, copyright or other intellectual property right by the Software or by its use, in accordance with this Agreement and
documentation, PROVIDED THAT: (a) Hemisphere has the right to assume full control over any action, claim, demand or proceeding, (b)
Licensee shall promptly notify Hemisphere of any such action, claim, demand, or proceeding, and (c) Licensee shall give Hemisphere
such reasonable assistance and tangible material as is reasonably available to Licensee for the defense of the action, claim, demand
or proceeding. Licensee shall not settle or compromise any of same for which Hemisphere has agreed to assume responsibility
without Hemisphere's prior written consent. Licensee may, at its sole cost and expense, retain separate counsel from the counsel
utilized or retained by Hemisphere.
19.
INFRINGEMENT. If use of the Software may be enjoined due to a claim of infringement by a third party then, at its sole discretion and
expense, Hemisphere may do one of the following: (a) negotiate a license or other agreement so that the Product is no longer subject
to such a potential claim, (b) modify the Product so that it becomes non- infringing, provided such modification can be accomplished
without materially affecting the performance and functionality of the Product, (c) replace the Software, or the Product, with noninfringing software, or product, of equal or better performance and quality, or (d) if none of the foregoing can be done on a
commercially reasonable basis, terminate this license and Licensee shall stop using the Product and Hemisphere shall refund the price
paid by Licensee less an amount on account of amortization, calculated on a straight-line basis over a deemed useful life of three (3)
years.
The foregoing sets out the entire liability of Hemisphere and the sole obligations of Hemisphere to Licensee in respect of any claim that
the Software or its use infringes any third party rights.
20.
INDEMNIFICATION. Except in relation to an infringement action, Licensee shall indemnify and hold Hemisphere harmless from any
and all claims, damages, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable fees of lawyers and other professionals) arising
out of or in connection with Licensee's use of the Product, whether direct or indirect, including without limiting the foregoing, loss of
data, loss of profit or business interruption.
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TERMINATION. Licensee may terminate this Agreement at any time without cause. Hemisphere may terminate this Agreement on 30
days notice to Licensee if Licensee fails to materially comply with each provision of this Agreement unless such default is cured within
the 30 days. Any such termination by a party shall be in addition to and without prejudice to such rights and remedies as may be
available, including injunction and other equitable remedies. Upon receipt by Licensee of written notice of termination from
Hemisphere or termination by Licensee, Licensee shall at the end of any notice period (a) cease using the Software; and (b) return to
Hemisphere (or destroy and provide a certificate of a Senior Officer attesting to such destruction) the Software and all related
material and any magnetic or optical media provided to Licensee. The provisions of Sections 6), 7), 8), 9), 10), 15), 21), 26) and 27)
herein shall survive the expiration or termination of this Agreement for any reason.
EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. Licensee agrees that Licensee will comply with all export control legislation of Canada, the United States,
Australia and any other applicable country's laws and regulations, whether under the Arms Export Control Act, the International
Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Export Administration Regulations, the regulations of the United States Departments of Commerce,
State, and Treasury, or otherwise as well as the export control legislation of all other countries.
PRODUCT COMPONENTS. The Product may contain third party components. Those third party components may be subject to additional
terms and conditions. Licensee is required to agree to those terms and conditions in order to use the Product.
FORCE MAJEURE EVENT. Neither party will have the right to claim damages as a result of the other's inability to perform or any delay
in performance due to unforeseeable circumstances beyond its reasonable control, such as labor disputes, strikes, lockouts, war, riot,
insurrection, epidemic, Internet virus attack, Internet failure, supplier failure, act of God, or governmental action not the fault of the
non-performing party.
FORUM FOR DISPUTES. The parties agree that the courts located in the State of Arizona and the courts of appeal there from will have
exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any disputes between Licensee and Hemisphere concerning this Agreement or Licensee's use or
inability to use the Software and the parties hereby irrevocably agree to attorn to the jurisdiction of those courts. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, either party may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for injunctive relief.
APPLICABLE LAW. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Arizona, exclusive of any of its choice of law and
conflicts of law jurisprudence.
CISG. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods will not apply tothis Agreement or any
transaction hereunder.
GENERAL. This is the entire agreement between Licensee and Hemisphere relating to the Product and Licensee's use of the same, and
supersedes all prior, collateral or contemporaneous oral or written representations, warranties or agreements regarding the same. No
amendment to or modification of this Agreement will be binding unless in writing and signed by duly authorized representatives of the
parties. Any and all terms and conditions set out in any correspondence between the parties or set out in a purchase order which are
different from or in addition to the terms and conditions set forth herein, shall have no application and no written notice of same
shall be required. In the event that one or more of the provisions of this Agreement is found to be illegal or unenforceable, this
Agreement shall not be rendered inoperative but the remaining provisions shall continue in full force and effect.
Warranty Notice
COVERED PRODUCTS: This warranty covers all products manufactured by Hemisphere GNSS and purchased by the end purchaser (the
"Products"), unless otherwise specifically and expressly agreed in writing by Hemisphere GNSS.
LIMITED WARRANTY: Hemisphere GNSS warrants solely to the end purchaser of the Products, subject to the exclusions and procedures set
forth below, that the Products sold to such end purchaser and its internal components shall be free, under normal use and maintenance,
from defects in materials, and workmanship and will substantially conform to Hemisphere GNSS’ applicable specifications for the Product, for
a period of 12 months from delivery of such Product to such end purchaser (the ”Warranty Period”). Repairs and replacement components for
the Products are warranted, subject to the exclusions and procedures set forth below, to be free, under normal use and maintenance, from
defects in material and workmanship, and will substantially conform to Hemisphere GNSS’ applicable specifications for the Product, for 90
days from performance or delivery, or for the balance of the original Warranty Period, whichever is greater.
EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES. The LIMITED WARRANTY shall apply only if the Product is properly and correctly installed,
configured, interfaced, maintained, stored, and operated in accordance with Hemisphere GNSS’ relevant User’s Manual and Specifications,
AND the Product is not modified or misused. The Product is provided “AS IS” and the implied warranties of MERCHANTABILITY and FITNESS
FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE and ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, express, implied or arising by statute, by course of dealing or by trade usage, in
connection with the design, sale, installation, service or use of any products or any component thereof, are EXCLUDED from this transaction
and shall not apply to the Product. The LIMITED WARRANTY is IN LIEU OF any other warranty, express or implied, including but not limited to,
any warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, title, and non- infringement.
LIMITATION OF REMEDIES. The purchaser’s EXCLUSIVE REMEDY against Hemisphere GNSS shall be, at Hemisphere GNSS’ option, the repair or
replacement of any defective Product or components thereof. The purchaser shall notify Hemisphere GNSS or a Hemisphere GNSS’ approved
service center immediately of any defect. Repairs shall be made through a Hemisphere GNSS approved service center only. Repair,
modification or service of Hemisphere GNSS products by any party other than a Hemisphere GNSS approved service center shall render this
warranty null and void. The remedy in this paragraph shall only be applied in the event that the Product is properly and correctly installed,
configured, interfaced, maintained, stored, and operated in accordance with Hemisphere GNSS’ relevant User’s Manual and Specifications,
AND the Product is not modified or misused. NO OTHER REMEDY (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL OR CONTINGENT DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST SALES, INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY, OR ANY OTHER INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS) SHALL BE AVAILABLE TO
PURCHASER, even if Hemisphere GNSS has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Without limiting the foregoing, Hemisphere GNSS
shall not be liable for any damages of any kind resulting from installation, use, quality, performance or accuracy of any Product.
HEMISPHERE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PURCHASER’S NEGLIGENCE OR UNAUTHORIZED USES OF THE PRODUCT. IN NO EVENT SHALL
HEMISPHERE GNSS BE IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM PURCHASER’S OWN NEGLIGENCE, OR FROM
OPERATION OF THE PRODUCT IN ANY WAY OTHER THAN AS SPECIFIED IN HEMISPHERE GNSS’ RELEVANT USER’S MANUAL AND
SPECIFICATIONS. Hemisphere GNSS is NOT
RESPONSIBLE for defects or performance problems resulting from (1) misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect of Product; (2) the
utilization of the Product with hardware or software products, information, data, systems, interfaces or devices not made, supplied or
specified by Hemisphere GNSS; (3) the operation of the Product under any specification other than, or in addition to, the specifications set
forth in Hemisphere GNSS’ relevant User’s Manual and Specifications;
(4) damage caused by accident or natural events, such as lightning (or other electrical discharge) or fresh/salt water immersion of Product;
(5) damage occurring in transit; (6) normal wear and tear; or (7) the operation or failure of operation of any satellite-based positioning system
or differential correction service; or the availability or performance of any satellite-based positioning signal or differential correction signal.
THE PURCHASER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR OPERATING THE VEHICLE SAFELY. The purchaser is solely responsible for the safe operation of the
vehicle used in connection with the Product, and for maintaining proper system control settings. UNSAFE DRIVING OR SYSTEM CONTROL
SETTINGS CAN RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE, INJURY, OR DEATH.
The purchaser is solely responsible for his/her safety and for the safety of others. The purchaser is solely responsible for maintaining control of
the automated steering system at all times. THE PURCHASER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE PRODUCT IS PROPERLY AND
CORRECTLY INSTALLED, CONFIGURED, INTERFACED, MAINTAINED, STORED, AND OPERATED IN ACCORDANCE WITH HEMISPHERE GNSS’
RELEVANT USER’S MANUAL AND
SPECIFICATIONS. Hemisphere GNSS does not warrant or guarantee the positioning and navigation precision or accuracy obtained when using
Products. Products are not intended for primary navigation or for use in safety of life applications. The potential accuracy of Products as
stated in Hemisphere GNSS literature and/or Product specifications serves to provide only an estimate of achievable accuracy based on
performance specifications provided by the satellite service operator (i.e. US Department of Defense in the case of GNSS) and differential
correction service provider. Hemisphere GNSS reserves the right to modify Products without any obligation to notify, supply or install any
improvements or alterations to existing Products.
GOVERNING LAW. This agreement and any disputes relating to, concerning or based upon the Product shall be governed by and interpreted
in accordance with the laws of the State of Arizona.
OBTAINING WARRANTY SERVICE. In order to obtain warranty service, the end purchaser must bring the Product to a Hemisphere GNSS
approved service center along with the end purchaser's proof of purchase. Hemisphere GNSS does not warrant claims asserted after the end
of the warranty period. For any questions regarding warranty service or to obtain information regarding the location of any of Hemisphere
GNSS approved service center, contact Hemisphere GNSS at the following address:
Hemisphere GNSS
8515 East Anderson Drive, Suite A
Scottsdale, Arizona, US 85255
Phone: 480-348-6380
Fax: 480-270-5070
techsupport@hgnss.com
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