What's New in

CARIS Onboard

Mar 13

2018


New Control Centre

Expanding on the previous capability of managing CARIS Onboard's automated data processing, Control Centre has been redesigned to be focused around a modern web map. The products generated by CARIS Onboard, including surfaces, backscatter mosaics, and the survey lines are live-streamed during acquisition into a web map which can be accessed through a web browser. In the same window, Control Centre also has dynamic controls for controlling and monitoring CARIS Onboard's automated data processing. By providing access to processed products in a web map, the new Control Centre allows review of the coverage and quality of a survey from any device with a network connection to the vessel. This increased access allows information about survey operations to be accessed when and where it is needed.

Through Control Centre the survey lines can also be viewed, assisting in quality control and feature investigations. When clicking on a survey line in Control Centre, the name of the line is displayed along with its minimum and maximum time.


Improved File Monitor

CARIS Onboard 2.0 also introduces several improvements to the File Monitor, with support for multiple sensors and advance filters to provide more control over which files are processed.

Control Centre now provides the ability to create up to four File Monitors, each with a unique filter and a unique Process Model. This allows a single installation of CARIS Onboard to simultaneously process the data from all the sensors on your survey platform.

Advanced filters are now available, providing better control over which files are processed. Filters are available based on file extension, file creation time (min/max), file size (min/max) as well as the ability to use regular expressions.


Simplified Installation

The installation of CARIS Onboard has been redesigned to allow for a simple installation and configuration procedure. As part of the simplification process, the server environment is built into the CARIS Onboard installation allowing all components to be installed with a single executable. A default environment is deployed with CARIS Onboard, so no configuration is required for most common installations. For the installations which vary from the default, all settings are now updated in a single easy-to-edit file.

 

Process Improvements

Several processes used with CARIS Onboard have been upgraded to improve upon their ease of use and provide better automation capabilities.

The Sound Velocity Correction process has been updated to allow users to select folders containing multiple SVP files and all files will be read and applied to the lines being processed. This will allow the most up-to-date profiles to be applied during processing, without any extra user interaction.

All processes used by CARIS Onboard have now been updated to not require a vessel file. For the most common sonar formats, the vessel parameters will be automatically read from the raw data files and applied during processing.

 

Process Designer

Process Designer has several usability updates to make it easier to design and validate a processing workflow. These updates include applying a modern design which makes it easier and more intuitive to interact with the application and design a Process Model

It is now possible to include a Process Model inside another Process Model using File > Insert Model. This makes it easier to manage complex Process Designer models by defining common capability once and re-using it multiple times. In the example below, a Process Model for Creating or Updating a Surface has been inserted into the main Process Model, which is clearly identified by its teal colour.

Validation has been built into the Process Designer, making it clear to a user if they have not defined a required parameter or connection. In the example below, the process is showing that it requires a connection for the "Track Line(s)" input.