Read the SeaScape With SoundTracks Brochure. (5 Mbytes)
For more technical detail:
Introduction to SeaScape With SoundTracks PDF (5 Mbytes)
Since 2009, SeaScape has been used to deploy the two largest undersea observatories on Earth: Ocean Networks Canada and the USA's Ocean Observatories Initiative (NSF) off the coasts of British Columbia and Oregon . Before that, SeaScape was involved with numerous national and international expeditions since the early '90's when it was primarily an LBL navigation program. With its genesis in LBL, it's not surprising that SeaScape now offers passive and synchronous LBL navigation, as well!
If you're interested, see the details below. (A new SeaScape PDF brochure is coming soon!)
Generally, USBL systems are enabled and controlled separately from SeaScape and provide their string data periodically. SeaScape automatically recognizes these independently of interactive LBL operations that might also be ongoing. In addition, SeaScape provides a "Custom Input" facility for supporting ad-hoc USBL systems that are not yet automatically supported (as in NMEA-0183 strings). These custom inputs support the three common ways of reporting USBL positions: Relative X, Y, Z; slant range, bearing and horizontal deflection; and, horizontal range, bearing and depth.
USBL fixes have their own definable icon symbol, color and 2-D shape and can be associated with vehicle attitude sensors, just like LBL and DVL fix objects. They produce snail trails and like all "navigable objects" in SeaScape are monitorable, filterable, relational, mouse-identifiable and available for output of all kinds.
|Computer OS:||Windows XP, 7, 8.1, 10|
|COM Ports:||Max 12|
|Networking:||Ethernet TCP/IP and UDP|
|Remote Displays:||Unlimited WorkBoat stations via network|
|Number of Ships:||Max 2|
|Nav Types:||Concurrent LBL, USBL, DVL, GPS|
|Nav Modes:||Regular, Replay Log File, Simulation, Mooring Calibration, Stop|
|LBL Acoustic Modes||Ship's Ducer, Regular Relay, Station Relay, Relcal Acquisition, Analyze|
|Acoustic Transceivers:||IXSEA GAPS, Teledyne-Benthos, Teledyne-RDI, EdgeTech, Oceano, Sonardyne, Simrad, ORE|
|Passive Acoustic Receivers:||S.E.A.'s SeaBox-1000 with up to 8 hydrophones or wired transponders|
|Acoustic Objects:||15 LBL bottom transponders, 12 LBL relay transponders, 8 USBL transponders, 1 DVL, 8 hydrophones|
|USBL Operations:||Automatic string recognition, custom strings supported:|
|DVL Operations:||Teledyne-RDI Workhorse Navigator PD0 and PD6. DVL homable to any navigable object. Many advanced features.|
|Filters:||Simple velocity, Kalman w/advanced features|
|NMEA-0183 String Support:||GGA, RMA, RMC, GLL, IMA, VTG, VDR HDT, HDM, VHW, MWD, MWV and others|
|Custom Strings:||Via "Custom Input" and "Custom Output"|
|Data Logging:||Logs all data whether recognized or not; sequential and random access file types; custom logging; port logging and more|
|Replay Log Files:||Replay sequential or high-speed random access logs with all program features available during replay|
|Navigation Aids||Waypoints (as Platforms or points), Anchors, Tracklines, Area Boxes Area Circles, Regions. Navigation aid importing, exporting and libraries. Client "Site File" management. Watch Circle, Simple and Compound Range Rulers, Polymorphic Lines and Lanes, Grid Text, Bottom Depths and more|
|Grid Graphics:||Standard Vessel figure drawn to scale, replaceable by any user shape, selectable fix symbols and colors for transducers, transponders, relays, etc., choice of grid color, fonts, line thickness, units, etc. User-selectable graphical layers|
|Mouse Tools:||Zoom, Undo Zoom, Drag Grid, Identify Object, Select Navaid, Move Navaid, Create Navaid (all types), Create Navaid at Vehicle, Crosshair, Simple and Compound Range Ruler attachable anywhere, Multiple Simple and Polymorphic Track Line and Lane Creation. Navaid "Pick Dialog" with actions/routing to other functions|
|Geodetics:||All internal data in Latitude/Longitude. LBL objects also in UTM|
|Grid:||UTM meters or Lat/Long|
|Units:||All angles in Degrees True. Ranges: meters, feet, yards, kilometers, nautical miles|
|Relational Tools:||Object-to-Object, Object-to-Class, Object-to-Trackline, Mouse Readout, Arrival Times, CPA's, Time-to-Go, Range Ruler w/readout, Range/Bearing helpers w/Navaid creation|
|Print/Plotting:||High resolution grid plots to printer, data printing, event printing, save grid as bitmap, save grid as DXF, etc.|
|Special Features:||Bathymetry (bottom contours) generation and display, multiple CAD .DXF drawings support, mapping output of all graphical constructions and vehicle/vessel, USBL statistical analysis tool, cable laying management system, graphical vehicle and vessel dynamics, HD video overlay generation, custom output to COM port, network or file, custom input, Events subsystem, and many more|
Actual replay of ROV dive while navigating the ROV as Relay #1 and the Cage as Transducer
ROV dive at the Island of Maug in the "Ring of Fire"
Want a few more screenshots? (SeaScape has over 60 dialogs!) Download/view this PDF (6.3 MBytes)
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