Novatel | PowerPak-4E | Quick Start Guide | Novatel PowerPak-4E Quick Start Guide

Novatel PowerPak-4E Quick Start Guide
PowerPak-4E™
QUICK START GUIDE
This guide provides the basic information you need to setup and begin using
your new PowerPak-4E. For more
detailed information on the installation
and operation of your receiver, please
refer to the user manuals provided on
the accompanying CD. To order a
printed copy of the manuals, free of
charge, follow the instructions given on
the enclosed User Manuals card.
SETTING UP YOUR POWERPAK-4E
Complete the steps below to connect and power your PowerPak.
not automatically accessible when the CD is inserted, select
Run from the Start menu and select the Browse button to locate
Setup.exe on the CD drive.
1. Mount the GPS antenna on a secure, stable structure with an
unobstructed view of the sky.
ESTABLISHING COMMUNICATION WITH THE RECEIVER
2. Using the antenna RF cable, connect the GPS antenna to the
ANT port, which is found on the front face of the PowerPak.
To open a serial port to communicate with the receiver, complete the
following.
1. Launch GPSolution from the Start menu folder specified during
the installation process. The default location is Start | Programs |
OEM4 PC Software.
2. Open the Device menu and select Open....
3. Connect the COM 1 port on the receiver to a serial port on the
PC, using the provided serial cable.
BOX CONTENTS
In addition to this Quick Start Guide, the following is provided with
your PowerPak-4E:
•
•
•
•
•
1 automobile power adapter cable
1 serial cable
1 CD containing:
• An installation program for NovAtel’s GPS PC utilities, including GPSolution®
• Product documentation, including user manuals
• The OEM4 Software Development Kit
OEM4 Family Quick Reference Guide
User Manuals card for requesting printed manuals
3. Select the New... button in the Open dialog box.
4. Connect the power cable to the power port, which is labeled
10 - 36V DC.
ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT REQUIRED
4. Enter a name for the new device configuration in the Name field
of the New Config dialog box.
The additional equipment listed below is needed for a basic setup:
•
•
•
•
A Windows-based PC with an RS-232 DB-9 port
One of the following:
• A standard 12 VDC automobile power outlet, or
• NovAtel’s GPS-APWR model AC adapter, or
• A 10 - 36 VDC power supply capable of at least 4.0
W and a power cable with a standard 2.1 mm center-positive plug at the receiver end1
A quality GPS antenna, like the GPS-600 offered by NovAtel
An antenna RF cable with a TNC male connector at the
receiver end, such as NovAtel’s C016 model
1. If an alternative power source is preferred, the automobile power
adapter can be cut off from the power cable. The exposed wires (the
negative line has text printed on it) can then be tied to a 10-36 VDC
supply capable of 4.0 W supply. The use of a 3 A slow-blow fuse is recommended.
1
5. Select the Settings button.
5. Plug in the adapter and/or connect and turn on the power supply. When the PowerPak is properly powered, the POWER LED
will be red.
INSTALLING THE PC UTILITIES
Once the PowerPak is connected to the PC, antenna, and power
supply, install NovAtel’s GPS PC utilities.
1. Start up the PC.
2. Insert the accompanying CD in the CD-ROM drive of the computer.
3. Install the PC utilities by advancing through the steps provided
in the NovAtel GPS PC Utilities setup utility. If the setup utility is
2
6. Select the PC serial port the PowerPak is connected to from the
PC Port drop-down list.
7. Select 57600 from the Baud Rate list.
8. Uncheck the Use hardware handshaking checkbox.
3
9. Select OK to save the settings.
ENTERING COMMANDS
DETERMINING WHEN THE POSITION IS VALID
The PowerPak-4E uses a comprehensive command interface.
Commands can be sent to the receiver using the Console window in
GPSolution, which is opened from the View menu. Commands are
entered in the text box at the bottom of the window.
When the receiver has a valid position, the VALID POSITION LED
will turn green. In addition, the Solution Status field in GPSolution’s
Position window will show Computed.
ENABLING SBAS POSITIONING
10. Select the OK button to close the New Config dialog box and
create the new device configuration.
The following information is important when entering commands:
•
•
•
11. Select the new configuration from the Available device configs
list in the Open dialog box.
12. Select the Open button to open communications with the PowerPak.
Commands can be entered in three formats: ASCII, Abbreviated ASCII, and Binary. Abbreviated ASCII is the best format to use when you wish to work with the receiver directly.
Press the Enter key to send the command string to the
receiver.
The commands are not case sensitive.
The OEM4 Family Quick Reference Guide provided with the
receiver lists all the available commands and the parameters they
use for the Abbreviated ASCII format.
LOGGING DATA
An extensive collection of logs has been created to capture the data
your PowerPak receives and processes. These logs can be directed
to any of the PowerPak’s serial ports and can be automatically
generated when new or changed data becomes available or at
regular intervals. The available logs are listed in the OEM4 Family
Quick Reference Guide.
To log data, use the LOG command. For example, to log the pseudorange position to COM2 every 30 seconds, enter the following:
Certain models of the PowerPak-4E are capable of SBAS positioning. This positioning mode is enabled using the WAASCORRECTION command. At the time of publication, the WAAS (North
America) and EGNOS (Europe) systems are in test mode. As a
result, the following commands are typically used to enable WAAS
and EGNOS modes, respectively:
WAASCORRECTION ENABLE 0 WAASTESTMODE
WAASCORRECTION ENABLE 120 EGNOSTESTMODE
Once enabled, the Position Type field shown in GPSolution’s Position window should change from Single to WAAS.
AVAILABLE PORTS
In addition to the power and antenna ports, there are two serial
ports, one strobe port, and an external oscillator input provided on
the PowerPak-4E. The COM 1 and COM 2 ports provide RS-232
signals, including modem control lines. The I/O port supplies access
to supplementary strobe signals such as a mark input and a
programmable variable frequency output. The EXT. OSC. port
allows you to connect an external oscillator for a higher level of
precision. The specifications for these ports, including signal
descriptions and connector details, are given in Volume 1 of the
OEM4 Family User Manual.
LOG COM2 PSRPOS ONTIME 30
USING GPSOLUTION
GPSolution provides access to key information about your receiver
and its position. The information is displayed in windows accessed
from the View menu. For example, select Position Window from the
View menu to display the position of the receiver. To show details of
the GPS and geostationary (SBAS) satellites being tracked, select
Tracking Status Window from the menu.
Logs can be generated in one of three formats: ASCII, Abbreviated
ASCII, or Binary. See Volume 2 of the OEM4 Family User Manual
for information on the LOG command, specifying the output format,
and the details of each log.
If you prefer, GPSolution provides a graphical interface for configuring data logging. Select Logging Control Window from the View
menu. In the Logging Control window, you can select which logs to
capture and choose which ports to send the data to. In addition, you
can specify a file in which to save the data.
QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS
If you have any questions or comments regarding your PowerPak4E, please contact NovAtel Customer Service using one of methods
provided below.
Email: support@novatel.ca
Web:
www.novatel.com
Phone: 1-800-NOVATEL (U.S. & Canada)
403-295-4900 (International)
Fax:
403-295-4901
© Copyright 2002 NovAtel Inc. All rights reserved.
Printed in Canada on recycled paper.
Unpublished rights reserved under international copyright laws.
Recyclable.
GM-14915042
4
5
Rev 1
6
October 3, 2002
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertising