Glider Operators Handbook

Glider Operators Handbook
82 Technology Park Drive
E. Falmouth, Massachusetts 02536
Phone: 508.548.2077
Fax: 508.540.1686
glidersupport@webbresearch.com
September 2009
Table of contents
INTERNET RESOURCES:
3
GLIDER OPERATIONS MISSION PLANNING OVERVIEW WORKSHEET
4
POST SEAL CHECKLIST
7
SHIPPING CHECKLIST
8
BALLASTING AND H-MOMENT
9
GLIDER BALLAST WORKSHEET
10
SOFTWARE CHECKLIST
11
COMMON LAB COMMANDS
13
PRE MISSION CHECK OUTS
14
SCIENCE SENSOR CHECK OUT
14
IN THE WATER:
15
GLIDER DEPLOYMENT
16
GLIDER RECOVERY
18
GLIDER PACKING
19
DOCKSERVER
20
Glider Terminal
20
Glmpc terminal
20
CONFIGURE COMMS WITH TERMINAL PROGRAM (PROCOMM PLUS).
22
COMMONLY USED GLIDER COMMANDS
23
FILE MANIPULATION QUICK TUTORIAL
26
FULL FILE MANIPULATION TUTORIAL.
26
.MI AND .MA FILES
28
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This document is a field guide and reference documentation for use in preparation
and deployment of Teledyne Webb Research Slocum Gliders.
Please also refer to the complete User Manual, Slocum Glider at:
ftp://ftp.glider.webbresearch.com/glider/windoze/production/src/doco/MANUAL/
The site above is an authorized user restricted site. To request access contact:
Glideraccess@webbresearch.com
For technical glider assistance contact:
Glidersupport@webbresearch.com
Qualified personnel
Only trained and qualified personnel should operate and maintain the glider.
Teledyne Webb Research conducts regular training sessions several times a year.
Glider users should attend a training session and understand basic glider concepts and
terminology. Contact glidersupport@webbresearch.com for information regarding
training sessions. Company policy is to fully support only properly trained individuals
and groups.
Only personnel who have attended a Teledyne Webb Research training session should
use this document.
Internet resources:
Sign into access restricted glider documentation
https://dmz.webbresearch.com
Software distribution
ftp://ftp.glider.webbresearch.com/glider/
Slocum User Manual
ftp://ftp.glider.webbresearch.com/glider/windoze/production/src/doco/MANUAL/
GMC user guide (Dockserver Manual)
ftp://ftp.glider.webbresearch.com/glider/windoze/production/src/gliderMissionControl/Doc
umentation/gmcUserGuide.pdf
Windows executables (replace windoze with linux for linux)
ftp://ftp.glider.webbresearch.com/glider/windoze/production/windoze-bin/
Glider service bulletins:
ftp://ftp.glider.webbresearch.com/glider-service-bulletins/
Update glider code procedure:
ftp://ftp.glider.webbresearch.com/glider/windoze/production/src/doco/softwarehowto/updating-all-glider-software.txt
masterdata:
ftp://ftp.glider.webbresearch.com/glider/windoze/production/src/code/masterdata
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Glider operations mission planning overview worksheet
Glider number
Payload instruments
Deployment location
Prepared
by
Surf Temp Surf Sal Density
Deployment Date
Deployment notes
Science collection notes
Ballast Complete
Software check list complete
Missions simulated
Dockserver tested and updated
Dockserver IP
Pre-seal check list complete
Post-seal check list complete
All supplies packed
Deployment details
Cruise leaves
Arrive on station
Recovery details
Cruise leaves
Emergency recovery plans
Pilots contact info
date
tech
notes
When
Phone
email
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Mission notes
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Pre Mission Seal Checklist (final seal)
– All ballasting complete and weights are adjusted (see page 9)
date
tech
notes
Fore
Pump lead screw clean and greased
Pitch Lead screw clean and greased
Leak detect in place batteries secure
Ballast bottles secure
O-ring inspected and lubed
Exterior nose/bellow clean of debris
Interior Clean of debris
Reconstituted or Fresh Desiccant installed
Payload
Science serial numbers
1
2
3
Wiring dressed
O-ring inspected and lubed
Payload weights properly secured
CF card fully seated and loaded
Persistor button batteries checked
Interior clean of debris
Aft
Iridium Sim card installed
Sim number
Aft tray wiring dressed
CF Card seated and loaded
Persistor button batteries checked
Ballast bottle secure
O-ring inspected and lubed
Battery voltages @ J13
fore
pitch
aft
all
Battery voltage @ J31 (emergency)
Anode to main tray continuity
Threaded rod clean and greased
Seal
O-rings clean of debris
15 in/lb torque
All sections snug together
Vacuum pulled
4
5
6
See Software checklist (lab section)
voltage
See Software checklist (lab section)
voltage
voltage
voltage
voltage
voltage
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Post seal Checklist
date
tech
notes
General
Pick-point installed
Wing rails installed
Wings and spares packed
Hardware
Exterior connectors secure and fastened
Altimeter
Aanderaa (if present)
Burn wire
MS plug seated
Ejection weight assembly not seized
Pressure sensors clear and clean
Aft (flight)
Payload (science)
Continuity - Aft anode to Tail boom
Bladder visual inspection
Cowling installed
Powered by battery inside lab
Lab_mode_on
Report ++ m_vacuum (6 in/Hg 7 for 1000m)
Report ++ m_battery
Lab_mode on
Wiggle on
Verify time
Verify science
Put c_science_all_on 0 (off = -1)
Put c_science_on 3 (off = 1)
Powered by batt Outside lab tests
3hrs Argos put c_argos_on 3 (off = 1)
Confirm receipt of messages at Argos
Confirm GPS
Confirm Compass
Dockserver comms- send and receive files
Run status.mi
In/hg
volt
No errors for +5 minute
Notes
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Shipping Checklist
date
tech
Glider packed and secured w/ three straps
Mobile computer packed
Freewave and Freewave antenna
Buoy with rope
Glider evac tools
Glider tools
Red and green shorting plugs
Wings packed
Shipping address and details arranged
Address
Contacts
details
Flights
details
Contacts
notes
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BALLASTING AND H-MOMENT
date
tech
notes
Glider under vacuum
Pick-point installed
Wing rails installed
Wings installed
Exterior connectors secure and fastened
Altimeter
Aanderaa (if present)
Burn wire
MS plug seated
Ejection weight assembly not seized
Pressure sensors clear and clean
Aft (flight)
Payload (science)
Bladder visual inspection
Powered
Report ++ m_vacuum (6 in/Hg 7 for 1000m)
Report ++ m_battery
Lab_mode on - Wiggle on
ballast
Cowling installed
While in ballast tank
Ensure no air in front or aft sections
Note roll for potential adjustment
Record weight adjustments necessary
Rinse and dry after wettings
Exit and power down glider when done
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Glider Ballast Worksheet
Glider Name: __________
Date: __________
Glider Displacement Disp (Liters): __________ Technician:_________
TANK WATER:
TARGET WATER
Temperature (degrees C):__________
Temperature (degrees C)__________
Conductivity(S/M):______________
Conductivity(S/M):______________
Salinity(PSU):__________________
Salinity(PSU):__________________
Density(kg/cu m)________________
Density(kg/cu m):_______________
First Run
Forward
Payload
Aft
Roll:
Weight Removed
Weights Added
Weight conversion constants
Stainless Steel = .875 * (weight added external)
Lead
= .912 * (weight added external)
Second Run
Forward
Payload
Aft
Weight Removed
Weights Added
Third Run
Forward
Payload
Roll:
Aft
Roll:
Weight Removed
Weights Added
Final Weight Configuration As Shipped
Forward
Port Bottle
STBD Bottle
Bottom Bottle
weight
Payload
Top FWD
weight
Aft
Aft Bottle
weight
Bottom
FWD
Top AFT
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Roll:
H-Moment
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Software Checklist
date
Flight CF Card contents archived
Version updated
Logs archived/deleted
If new version
Boot pico
Load new app
Install Autoexec.mi in config directory
Burnapp
Confirm App
Boot app
Payload CF Card contents archived
Version updated
Logs archived/deleted
If new version
Boot pico
Load new app
Install Proglets.dat in config directory
Burnapp
Confirm App
Boot app
Directory’s flight Persistor
/Config
Simul.sim deleted
Configure sbdlist.dat and mbdlist.dat
Autoexec.mi
sensor: c_iridium_phone_num
sensor: F_MAX_WORKING_DEPTH(m)
Confirm Installations
Confirm calibration coefficients
/ma /missions
Load custom .mi and .ma files
tech
notes
Version
number
Depth (m)
Only necc if new hardware
Files loaded
Sci>/proglets.dat
Confirm desired sensors are installed
Archive of all files locally
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Notes for Ballasting and lab tests
If the glider is not already closed up with a proper vacuum, you will need to do this
before you can apply power to the glider. To do this pull the glider together with the tie
rod using the long 24” T-handle provided Hex wrench until the hulls have come together.
Set the torque to 15 in/lbs using the torque handle and long extension provided. With
the vacuum tool and the long T-handle, put a vacuum on the glider. Your target is 6” hg
(7 for 1000m), but it is best to pull a vacuum higher than this as you can bleed some off
when the glider is powered on. Once this is accomplished, and the MS plug is in place,
you may apply power. The glider will power on and go through its normal start up
routine.
When you see:
SEQUENCE: About to run initial.mi on try 0
You have 120 seconds to type a control-C to terminate the sequence.
The control-P character immediately starts the mission.
All other characters are ignored.
Type CTRL-C. This will give you a GliderDos prompt. From the GliderDos prompt:
1. Type callback 30. This will hang up the iridium phone for 30 minutes. You
can enter any value for callback from 1 to 30. Alternately you can type use –
iridium to take the iridium out of service until you are done with your testing.
NOTE: If you do this remember to type use + iridium when you are finished to
put the iridium back into service.
2. Type lab_mode on. This puts the glider in lab mode and will prevent the
glider from trying to run its default mission.
3. Type ballast. This will deflate the air bladder, put the pitch motor to zero and
the ballast pump to zero.
4. Type report ++ m_vacuum. This will display the vacuum inside the glider
every time the sensor updates. If the vacuum is already at 6” (7” for 1000m) hg
you are done(+/- .2). If not you will need to adjust the vacuum.
5. Type report clearall. This will stop outputting the vacuum value.
Put the aft cowling on the glider. If you are connected via an external power supply you
will need to power down by typing exit before installing the cowling. Re-power if
necessary and follow steps 1-3. You are now ready to put the glider into the ballast
tank.
You will need to get CTD data from the glider so that you can make your final weight
adjustment calculations from ballast tank to real conditions. In order to do this:
6. Type put c_science_all_on 0 (off = -1). This will tell the science computer to
sample
all science sensors as fast as possible.
7. Type put c_science_on 3 (off = 1). This will display that data to the screen.
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Pick out the water temperature and conductivity and calculate your salinity and density.
Enter this data into the ballasting and H-moment calculator sheet in the appropriate
blocks. Enter the temperature, density and salinity for your target water into the
appropriate blocks to get your total weight change from tank to real world conditions. It
is important to remember that you need to make the glider neutral in the tank and do an
H-moment calculation before you make this adjustment. To do the H-moment
calculation, with the glider neutral in the tank:
8. Type report ++ m_roll. This will display the roll of the glider every time the
Sensor updates, in radians.
Follow the instructions for calculating the H-moment on the ballasting and H-moment
calculator spreadsheet.
Common Lab commands
While in lab_mode on (to exit lab_mode off) (never launch the glider in lab_mode)
Ballast zeros motors and deflates air bladder (never launch the glider in ballast)
Use – iridium or callback 30 stops iridium phone calls
Report ++ (any_masterdata_sensor) Reports sensor as fast as possible
Report ++ m_battery
Put (any_masterdata_sensor)
report clearall turns off all reporting
example Put c_fin 0 zeros fin after wiggle
Type wiggle on. This exercises the ballast pump, pitch motor, and fin motor
Type wiggle off to stop exercising the motors
Type put c_science_all_on 0 (off = -1). This will tell the science computer to sample
all science sensors as fast as possible.
Type put c_science_on 3 (off = 1). This will display that data to the screen.
If you need to apply power to the glider in an open state (no vacuum) you will need to do
the following before powering down and opening the glider:
Type exit pico. This will bring you to a pico dos prompt.
Type boot pico to set the glider to boot into pico dos.
Type boot –lab from picodos to enter straight into lab_mode on
This will allow you to power up the glider without the fear of running the ballast pump. If
the ballast pump is run on the bench without a vacuum, it can damage the forward rolling
bellafram. When you are finished, close the glider back up, apply the vacuum and type
boot app to set the glider to boot the application. You must always make sure the glider
is set to boot app before doing any in the water tests.
Lab_mode off to exit lab mode
Exit reset to cycle to default settings
Exit and wait for prompt to remove green plug or power supply- Install red plug.
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Pre mission check outs
These procedures should be followed for qualification of a glider for launch of a mission.
On the beach, deck and/or at lab with the glider outside with a clear view of the
sky:
Power on glider and when prompted type control-C to exit to GliderDos.
From the GliderDos prompt,
Type callback 30 to hang up the iridium phone.
Type Lab_mode on
Type put c_gps_on 3 Confirm GPS
In the string like the following the highlighted A should turn from a V to and A.\
gps_diag(2)cyc#:538|GPRMC,161908,A,5958.3032,N,
7000.5568,W,0.000,343.9,190808,0.3,W|
After a number of A responses type put c_gps_on 1 to stop screen display.
Type wiggle on and run for 3-5 minutes to check for any device errors or other
abnormalities. Type wiggle off to stop wiggling.
Report ++ m_vacuum (remember vacuum can fluctuate with temperature)
Report ++ m_battery
report clearall
If no errors are found, type lab_mode off to return to the GliderDos prompt.
Note:
Make sure that the glider is not simulating or in boot Pico or Lab Mode
before deployment.
Purge Log directory send logs over Freewave or dellog (this can take a long time
if there are a large number of files and they will be lost). It is advised to purge
and archive the log files in the lab.
Type run status.mi and confirm that all sensors are being read. Mission should
end “mission completed normally”.
Let glider connect to Dockserver and send .sbd over Iridium files if not connected
Callback 1 to force iridium to call in one minute once connected.
Example of forcing iridium while Freewave is present:
GliderDos I -3 >send -f=irid *.sbd -num=2 (this will send 2 most recent
.sbd files over iridium – be patient as iridium is slow and there presently no
positive feedback over Freewave).
Science sensor check out
Type put c_science_all_on 0 (off = -1) This will tell the science computer to
sample all science sensors as fast as possible.
Type put c_science_on 3 (default value is 1). This will display that data to the
screen.
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Pack Glider ensuring use of all cart and crate straps and locks and/or
load glider into the boat and proceed to the first waypoint or deployment location.
See deployment and recovery section
In the water:
Attach a line with flotation to the glider before putting it in the water. If you have
great confidence in the glider’s ballasting you may choose to not test on the line.
Once the glider is in the water type run status.mi once again.
Run one or several of the following missions while on station until satisfied that
the glider is ballasted and operating normally.
Run Ini0.mi
Does a single yo to max depth 3 meters, min depth 1.5 meters.
Uses a fixed pitch battery and fin position
Run Ini1.mi
Does 3 yos to the north diving to 5 meters and climbing to 3
meters. Pitch should be +/- 20 degrees.
Run Ini2.mi
Goes to a waypoint 100 meters south of the dive point diving to 5
meters and climbing to 3 meters. Pitch should be +/- 20 degrees.
Run Ini 3.mi Goes to a waypoint 100 meters north of the dive point diving to 5
meters and climbing to 3 meters. Pitch should be +/- 20 degrees.
Send files locally and/or by Iridium. Confirm flight data and desired flight
characteristics of ini missions run, if necessary turn flight control over to
Dockserver over Iridium.
If you have not removed buoy and the line from the glider, do it now.
From the GliderDos prompt type exit reset. This will force a re-initialization of all
of the sensor values.
When the glider re-boots, when prompted type control-C to bring up the
GliderDos prompt and type loadmission waterclr.mi to zero any built up water
currents that are remembered long term.
Type “run glmpc.mi” or equivalent .mi to begin the desired mission.
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Glider Deployment
Deployment at sea can be dangerous, and the
welfare of crew and glider handlers should be
considered while at the rail of a ship. From a
small boat the glider cart can be used to let the
glider slip easily into the water. Remove the
nose ring in the original cart design or when
ready release the nose ring with handle bar
release on newer carts.
For larger boats the pick point affixed to the
payload bay should be used to lower and raise
the glider with a crane or winch from the vessel
to the water.
Glider with buoy and rope ready for first deployment
Note in the deployment sequence above that the Digifin can be handled.
The tail boom should be used for handling a glider not equipped with Digifin.
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Large ship deployment
A quick release system utilizing the pick point can be fashioned from supplies found on
most vessels, as illustrated in the following two images.
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Glider Recovery
Note a boat hook can be used to manipulate the glider in the water. Care should be taken with non-Digifin gliders
during deployment and recovery as the fin can be knocked out of calibration or damaged if handled too
aggressively. Handle by tail boom or pick point only with non-Digifin designs.
Lower the cart with nose ring into water and manipulate the glider by tail boom into position on
cart. Lift and tilt the glider onto the ships deck.
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Glider packing
Ensure that all three straps are secure (2 crate straps and 1 cart strap). If extra supplies
are included in crate, ensure that they will not interfere with the fin or become dislodged
during transit.
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Dockserver
Dockserver is the name of the laptop or rack mounted Linux Centos 4 based P.C.
provided with a glider. The applications (also named Dockserver and Dataserver) must
be launched from desktop icons to provide full Dockserver functionality.
Glider Terminal
Primary interface through Dockserver to glider
Top panel – Dockserver site manual entry – Script functionality – Terminal and ports perspective
toggle and remote glider notification tabs.
Left panel- active Docks and Gliders.
Middle right- communication from glider.
Bottom right- communication to glider.
Glmpc terminal
Real time Visual interface, which allows custom jpg maps and click through uploading of
waypoints during live missions.
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Data Visualizer
The Data Visualizer server must be running on Dockserver to view data remotely.
Launch with desktop icon on Dockserver. Allows pilots to plot all glider data as it is
received by Dockserver.
Dockserver FTP utility
**Whenever new files are sent to Dockserver you must disconnect and reconnect to
refresh the file list.
.
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Configure Comms with Terminal program (Procomm Plus).
Many users have decided to have a mobile Dockserver and a permanent installation
Dockserver. If you do not have a mobile Dockserver the following settings will allow
direct communications with a terminal program to the glider.
Connect powered Freewave to serial com port on computer with provided serial
cable.
Open Procomm plus and select the following ProComm plus Terminal program
settings
Select proper com port
Baud 115200
Parity N-8-1
Go to Options -> System Options -> Modem Connection.
Click on Modem Connection Properties.
If the Use hardware flow control check box is unchecked, check it and click OK.
Click on the Data tab.
Next to Receiver Crash Recovery Settings, click Change Settings.
Check If date/time match under Crash Recovery Options.
Check Overwrite if incoming newer under Overwrite Options.
Click OK.
Next to Sender Crash Recovery Settings, click Change Settings.
Check Crash recovery off under Crash Recovery Options.
Check Always overwrite under Overwrite Options.
Click OK.
Select Streaming from the Transmit method menu and uncheck Use local EOL
convention.
Select 32 bit CRC from the Error detection menu and check Original file time
stamp.
Click OK.
You're now ready to begin comms with glider and ZR/ZS testing.
Note there are know problems with using Hyperterminal and attempting to
ZR/ZS.
Tera term is another viable terminal program.
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Commonly used Glider Commands
From a GliderDos prompt the command help will list all commands available to
the user:
Partial help menu and definitions
* see User Manual Appendix command examples for examples of this command
ballast
BALLAST ? ; for help
boot
[PICO][PBM][APP]
callback
<minutes til callback>
capture
[d:][p]fn [/Dx/B/N/E]
*
CD
Change Directory
CLRDEVERRS
zero device errs
consci
[-f rf|irid] ; console to science
COPY
source dest [/V]
CP
<src_path> <dest_path> ; copy a file system branch
DATE
[mdy[hms[a|p]]] /IEUMCP]
DELLOG
ALL MLG DBD SBD
DEL
[drv:][pth][name] [/P]
DEVICES?
print device driver info
DIR
[d:][p][fn] [/PWBLV4A:a]
*
exit
[-nofin] [poweroff|reset|pico|pbm]
GET
GET <sensor name>
HARDWARE?
[-v] ; Hardware config
HEAP
Report Free Memory
HELP
Print help for commands
HIGHDENSITY
HIGHDENSITY ? ; for help
LAB_MODE
[on|off]
LIST
;display all sensor names
loadmission
loads mission file
logging
on|off ; during GliderDos
LONGTERM_PUT LONGTERM_PUT <sensor name> <new value>
LONGTERM
LONGTERM ? ; for help
LS
[path] ; list a file system branch
MBD
MBD ? ; for help
MKDIR
[drive:][path]
MV
<src_path> <dest_path> ; copy a file system branch *
PRUNEDISK
Prune expendable files to free space on disk
PURGELOGS
Deletes sent log files
PUT
PUT <sensor name> <value>
*
RENAME
[d:][p]oldname newname
*
REPORT
REPORT ? ; for help
RMDIR
[drive:][path]
run
[mission_file] ; runs it
SBD
SBD ? ; ? for help
SEND
[-f={rf}|{irid] [-num=<n>] [-t=<s>] [filespec ...] *
sequence
SEQUENCE ? ; do this for help
SETDEVLIMIT
devicename os w/s w/m
*
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SETNUMWARN
[X] ; set max dev warnings to X
SIMUL?
print desc of what is simulated
SRF_DISPLAY
SRF_DISPLAY ? ; for help
sync_time
[offset] ; Syncs system time with gps time
TIME
[hh:mm:ss [a|p]] [/M/C]
TYPE
[drv:][pth][name]
USE
USE ? ; do this for help
VER
Firmware versions
WHERE
prints lat/lon
whoru
Vehicle Name:
WHY?
[abort#] ; Tells the reason for an abort
wiggle
[on|off] [fraction] ;moves motor
ZERO_OCEAN_PRESSURE
re-calibrate(zero) ocean pressure sensor
ZR
Zmodem Rec: zr ? for help
ZS
Zmodem Send: zs ? for help
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Surface dialog
The following is an example of surface dialog.
Glider sim at surface.
Because:Hit a waypoint [behavior surface_2 start_when = 8.0]
MissionName:LASTGASP.MI MissionNum:bensim-2008-282-0-2 (0053.0002)
Vehicle Name: sim
Curr Time: Thu Oct 9 14:18:58 2008 MT: 3445
DR Location: 4325.810 N -6925.583 E measured
2.738 secs ago
GPS TooFar: 69697000.000 N 69697000.000 E measured 1e+308 secs ago
GPS Invalid : 4326.053 N -6925.525 E measured 1672.51 secs ago
GPS Location: 4325.810 N -6925.583 E measured
3.873 secs ago
sensor:m_battery(volts)=13.123
24.899 secs ago
sensor:m_vacuum(inHg)=6.5
53.567 secs ago
sensor:m_leakdetect_voltage(volts)=2.5
24.819 secs ago
devices:(t/m/s) errs: 0/ 0/ 0 warn: 0/ 0/ 0 odd: 12/ 12/ 0
ABORT HISTORY: total since reset: 0
Hit Control-R to RESUME the mission, i.e. dive!
Hit Control-C to END the mission, i.e. GliderDos
Hit Control-E to extend surface time by 5 minutes.
Hit Control-W to get device warning reports.
Hit Control-F to re-read MAFILES.
Hit S [-f={rf}|{irid] [-num=<n>] [-t=<s>] [filespec ...] to send log files
Hit ! <GliderDos cmd> to execute <GliderDos cmd>
Hit C to consci to science computer when comms ready:
... communications NOT ready for consci.
Water Velocity Calculations COMPLETE
Waypoint: (4326.0829,-6925.5198) Range: 513m, Bearing: 10deg, Age: -1:-1h:m
Drifting toward outer watch circle, centered on waypoint
Now 512.9 meters from middle, will dive at 100.0 meters
Time until diving is: 2493 secs
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File manipulation quick tutorial
send *.XXX (works from GliderDos) - only .dbd .sbd .mdb .mlg files (30 most recent)
send *.* (works from GliderDos) sends all dbd .sbd .mdb .mlg files (30 most recent)
Do not use send *.* over iridium
s (works from surface dialog) while in mission - only .dbd .sbd .mdb files
s *.* (works from surface dialog while in mission) sends all dbd .sbd .mdb files
(30 most recent)
Do not use s *.* over iridium
zr (works form GliderDos) with terminal emulator all files types
dockzr (works from GliderDos) while using Dockserver* all file types
*file must be in to glider directory on Dockserver
zs (works from GliderDos) all file types
!zr (works while in mission) all file types from terminal emulator
!zs (works while in mission) all file types
!dockzr (works while in mission) from Dockserver
Care must be taken when sending files over Iridium. .dbd files should not be
sent over iridium in normal conditions. .dbd files are prohibitively large (1 to 8
Mbytes is not uncommon) which results in large surface times and large expense
to the user. Terms are from glider perspective: send = send from glider to shore.
R = Receive from shore to glider.
Full file manipulation tutorial.
To send data files from the glider in GliderDos, to the Dockserver or a computer
running a terminal emulator the command is send. The command send *.* will
send the 30 most recent files of type .sbd, .mbd. dbd. .mlg and the sys.log. If
Freewave and iridium are both present files will be sent over Freewave. The pilot
can also specify a specific type of file, send *.sbd (30 most recent) or a specific
file send XXXXXX.sbd. A pilot should never use the wildcard *.* when
Freewave comms is not present.
If the glider is in a mission, the send command is truncated to s. All of the criteria
above remain.
To send any other type of file .mi, .ma, .dat, etc from the glider, the command is
zs filename. To send these types of files the pilot must first cd into the directory
where the desired file resides. To send these types of files while in a mission
during a surface dialog the command must be proceeded by ! example: !zs
autoexec.mi.
To send a file to the glider from a computer running a terminal emulator program
to the glider, the command is zr. The proper upload path needs to be selected in
the terminal program. When using Dockserver the command is dockzr filename
or dockzr *.* and the desired file or files must be in the to glider directory, for the
glider in question, on the Dockserver.
After sending data files from the glider the code will move the files from the logs
directory to the sentlogs directory.
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THINGS TO NEVER DO WITH A GLIDER
Never power up a glider without a vacuum
Never run a simulation on a glider other than “on_bench”
Never deploy a glider in simulation
Never pick a glider up by the rudder/fin (digifin can be handled)
Never deploy a glider in “boot pico”
Never exit to pico during a deployment.
Never power on a glider with more than 15v DC from an external power supply.
Never deploy a glider in lab_mode
Never perform the top of a yo below 30 meters (with 100 or 200 meter glider)
Never secure the glider to the glider cart while over railing or in the water
THINGS TO DO WITH A GLIDER
Do secure it properly in crate with all 3 straps for shipping
Do use fresh desiccants on each deployment
Do monitor internal vacuum before launch (less vacuum indicates a leak; positive
pressure may indicate dangerous gas accumulation)
Do simulate missions before launch
Do test Iridium and ARGOS telemetry before launch
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.mi and .ma files
Default Webb Ashumet missions below, insert text of actual missions and ma
files here if desired. Highlighted in yellow are sensors and arguments commonly
changed by users.
# glmpc.mi
#
# Retrieves waypoints from mafiles/goto_l10.ma (which is GLMPC generated)
# Retrieves envelope from mafiles/yo10.ma
# Retrieves climb to surface controls from mafiles/surfac10.ma
#
# Surfaces:
# if haven't had comms for an hour
# mission done (finished all the waypoints)
# Every waypoint
# bad altimeter hit (yo finishes)
# If requested by science
#
# All science sensors sample on only downcast
#
# 24-May-05 hfargher@DinkumSoftware.com Initial (based on gylov001.mi)
#
behavior: abend
b_arg: overdepth_sample_time(s)
b_arg: overtime(s)
10.0 # how often to check
# MS_ABORT_OVERTIME
-1.0 # < 0 disables
b_arg: samedepth_for_sample_time(s) 30.0 # how often to check
b_arg: max_wpt_distance(m)
3000 # MS_ABORT_WPT_TOOFAR
# Maximum allowable distance to a waypoint
# < 0 disables
# Come up if haven't had comms for a while, 20 minutes
behavior: surface
b_arg: args_from_file(enum) 10 # read from mafiles/surfac10.ma
b_arg: start_when(enum) 12 # BAW_NOCOMM_SECS 12, when have not had comms for WHEN_SECS secs
b_arg: when_secs(sec) 1200 # 20 min, How long between surfacing, only if start_when==6,9, or 12
b_arg: end_action(enum) 1
# 0-quit, 1 wait for ^C quit/resume, 2 resume, 3 drift til "end_wpt_dist"
b_arg: keystroke_wait_time(sec) 300 # how long to wait for control-C
# Come up when mission done
# This is determined by no one steering in x-y plane (no waypoints)
behavior: surface
b_arg: args_from_file(enum) 10 # read from mafiles/surfac10.ma
b_arg: start_when(enum) 3 # 0-immediately, 1-stack idle 2-pitch idle 3-heading idle
# 6-when_secs, 7-when_wpt_dist
b_arg: end_action(enum) 0 # 0-quit, 1 wait for ^C quit/resume, 2 resume
b_arg: gps_wait_time(s) 300 # how long to wait for gps
b_arg: keystroke_wait_time(s) 180 # how long to wait for control-C
# Come up briefly if "yo" finishes
# This happens if a bad altimeter hit causes a dive and climb to
# complete in same cycle. We surface and hopefully yo restarts
behavior: surface
b_arg: args_from_file(enum) 10 # read from mafiles/surfac10.ma
b_arg: start_when(enum) 2 # 0-immediately, 1-stack idle 2-pitch idle 3-heading idle
# 6-when_secs, 7-when_wpt_dist
b_arg: end_action(enum) 1 # 0-quit, 1 wait for ^C quit/resume, 2 resume
b_arg: gps_wait_time(s) 300 # how long to wait for gps
b_arg: keystroke_wait_time(s) 15 # how long to wait for control-C
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# Come up every way point
behavior: surface
b_arg: args_from_file(enum) 10 # read from mafiles/surfac10.ma
b_arg: start_when(enum) 8 # 0-immediately, 1-stack idle 2-depth idle 6-when_secs
# 7-when_wpt_dist 8-when hit waypoint 9-every when_secs
b_arg: when_wpt_dist(m) 10 # how close to waypoint before surface,
b_arg: end_action(enum) 1 # 0-quit, 1 wait for ^C quit/resume, 2 resume
# b_arg: report_all(bool) 0 # T->report all sensors once, F->just gps
b_arg: gps_wait_time(s) 300 # how long to wait for gps
b_arg: keystroke_wait_time(s) 300 # how long to wait for control-C
# Come up when requested by science
behavior: surface
b_arg: args_from_file(enum) 10 # read from mafiles/surfac10.ma
b_arg: start_when(enum) 11 # BAW_SCI_SURFACE
b_arg: end_action(enum) 1 # 0-quit, 1 wait for ^C quit/resume, 2 resume
b_arg: report_all(bool) 0 # T->report all sensors once, F->just gps
b_arg: gps_wait_time(s) 300 # how long to wait for gps
b_arg: keystroke_wait_time(s) 300 # how long to wait for control-C
# Come up every 10 minutes
#behavior: surface
# b_arg: args_from_file(enum) 10 # read from mafiles/surfac10.ma
# b_arg: start_when(enum) 9 # 0-immediately, 1-stack idle 2-depth idle 6-when_secs
#
# 7-when_wpt_dist 8-when hit waypoint 9-every when_secs
# b_arg: when_secs(s) 600 # How long between surfacing, only if start_when==6 or 9
#
# b_arg: end_action(enum) 1 # 0-quit, 1 wait for ^C quit/resume, 2 resume
# b_arg: report_all(bool) 0 # T->report all sensors once, F->just gps
# b_arg: gps_wait_time(s) 300 # how long to wait for gps
# b_arg: keystroke_wait_time(s) 300 # how long to wait for control-C
behavior: goto_list
b_arg: args_from_file(enum) 10 # read from mafiles/goto_l10.ma
b_arg: start_when(enum)
0 # 0-immediately, 1-stack idle 2-heading idle
behavior: yo
b_arg: args_from_file(enum) 10 # read from mafiles/yo10.ma
b_arg: start_when(enum) 2
# 0-immediately, 1-stack idle 2-depth idle
b_arg: end_action(enum) 2
# 0-quit, 2 resume
# Sample all science sensors only on downcast
behavior: sample
b_arg: intersample_time(s)
0 # if < 0 then off, if = 0 then
behavior: prepare_to_dive
b_arg: start_when(enum) 0 # 0-immediately, 1-stack idle 2-depth idle
b_arg: wait_time(s) 720 # 12 minutes, how long to wait for gps
behavior: sensors_in
# Turn most input sensors off
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goto10.ma
behavior_name=goto_list
# Written by gen-goto-list-ma ver 1.0 on GMT:Tue Feb 19 18:56:54 2002
# 07-Aug-02 tc@DinkumSoftware.com Manually edited for spawars 7aug02 op in buzzards bay
# 07-Aug-02 tc@DinkumSoftware.com Changed from decimal degrees to degrees, minutes, decimal minutes
# ??-Apr-03 kniewiad@webbresearch.com changed to ashument
# 17-Apr-03 tc@DinkumSoftware.com fixed comments
# goto_l10.ma
# Flies the box in ashumet
# Each leg about 200m
<start:b_arg>
b_arg: num_legs_to_run(nodim) -1 # loop
b_arg: start_when(enum) 0 # BAW_IMMEDIATELY
b_arg: list_stop_when(enum) 7 # BAW_WHEN_WPT_DIST
b_arg: initial_wpt(enum) -2 # closest
b_arg: num_waypoints(nodim) 4
<end:b_arg>
<start:waypoints>
-7032.0640 4138.1060
-7031.9200 4138.1090
-7031.9170 4138.0000
-7032.0610 4137.9980
<end:waypoints>
surfac10.a
behavior_name=surface
# surface-20deg.ma
# climb to surface with ballast pump full out
#
pitch servo'ed to 26 degrees
# Hand Written
# 08-Apr-02 tc@DinkumSoftware.com Initial
# 01-Feb-03 tc@DinkumSoftware.com Renamed surfac20.ma
# 03-Mar-03 kniewiad@webbresearch.com Renamed surfac30.ma for Buzzards Bay Trials
# 09-Apr-03 kniewiad@webbresearch.com Adjusted for Ashumet. Pitch to 26 deg
<start:b_arg>
# arguments for climb_to
b_arg: c_use_bpump(enum)
2
b_arg: c_bpump_value(X) 1000.0
b_arg: c_use_pitch(enum)
3 # 1:battpos 2:setonce 3:servo
# in
rad
rad, >0 climb
b_arg: c_pitch_value(X) 0.4528 # 26 deg
<end:b_arg>
yo10ma.
behavior_name=yo
# yo10.ma
# climb 3m dive 12m alt 9m pitch 26 deg
# Hand Written
# 18-Feb-02 tc@DinkumSoftware.com Initial
# 13-Mar-02 tc@DinkumSoftware.com Bug fix, end_action from quit(0) to resume(2)
# 09-Apr-03 kniewiad@webbresearch.com Adjusted for Ashumet
<start:b_arg>
b_arg: start_when(enum)
2 # pitch idle (see doco below)
b_arg: num_half_cycles_to_do(nodim) -1 # Number of dive/climbs to perform
# <0 is infinite, i.e. never finishes
# arguments for dive_to
b_arg: d_target_depth(m) 12
b_arg: d_target_altitude(m) 3
b_arg: d_use_pitch(enum)
3 # 1:battpos 2:setonce 3:servo
# in
rad
rad, <0 dive
b_arg: d_pitch_value(X) -0.4528 # -26 deg
# arguments for climb_to
b_arg: c_target_depth(m)
3
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b_arg: c_target_altitude(m) -1
b_arg: c_use_pitch(enum)
3 # 1:battpos 2:setonce 3:servo
# in
rad
rad, >0 climb
b_arg: c_pitch_value(X) 0.4538 # 26 deg
b_arg: end_action(enum) 2 # 0-quit, 2 resume
<end:b_arg>
# NOTE: These are symbolically defined beh_args.h
# b_arg: START_WHEN When the behavior should start, i.e. go from UNITIALIZED to ACTIVE
# BAW_IMMEDIATELY 0 // immediately
# BAW_STK_IDLE
1 // When stack is idle (nothing is being commanded)
# BAW_PITCH_IDLE 2 // When pitch is idle(nothing is being commanded)
# BAW_HEADING_IDLE 3 // When heading is idle(nothing is being commanded)
# BAW_UPDWN_IDLE 4 // When bpump/threng is idle(nothing is being commanded)
# BAW_NEVER
5 // Never stop
# BAW_WHEN_SECS
6 // After behavior arg "when_secs", from prior END if cycling
# BAW_WHEN_WPT_DIST 7 // When sensor(m_dist_to_wpt) < behavior arg "when_wpt_dist"
# BAW_WHEN_HIT_WAYPOINT 8 // When X_HIT_A_WAYPOINT is set by goto_wpt behavior
# BAW_EVERY_SECS 9 // After behavior arg "when_secs", from prior START if cycling
# BAW_EVERY_SECS_UPDWN_IDLE 10 // After behavior arg "when_secs", from prior START AND
#
//
updown is idle, no one commanding vertical motion
# BAW_SCI_SURFACE 11 // SCI_WANTS_SURFACE is non-zero
# BAW_NOCOMM_SECS 12 // when have not had comms for WHEN_SECS secs
# b_arg: STOP_WHEN
# 0 complete
# 1-N same as "start_when"
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