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  • Onboard

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    You are granted access to the lessons, including all the updates available to the curriculum for one year.

  • Learn

    Begin learning the theory and practice the DSP software. Installation instructions and data files are provided. You will carry out tutorials.

    You can replay all lessons to refresh your memory and interact with the iXblue experts.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How to use this e-learning platform

    • Let's get started - Objectives, learning process and evaluation criteria

    • Modules covered

    • Abbreviations and Acronyms

    • DSP software download

    • Pre-course survey

    • Canopus System

  • 2

    1 - Subsea INS

    • Basics of subsea positioning - USBL vs. LBL

    • INS basic principles

    • High-Grade INS for subsea positioning

    • The basic concept of a Kalman filtering

    • Details of Advanced Kalman Filtering

    • INS Errors Sources

  • 3

    2 - Acoustic positioning principles

    • Acoustic signal processing

    • The sonar equation

    • Principles for subsea positioning for USBL systems - The Woodward formula

    • Effects of noise and sound velocity changes

  • 4

    3 - Canopus techniques

    • The role of Kalman Filtering in spares array

    • Doppler Velocity Loggers (DVL) and INS coupling

    • DVL-INS coupling test results

    • Classical sparse array principles

    • 4D sparse navigation

    • Simultaneous Localisation And Mapping (SLAM)

    • Boxin - From surface and ROV based

  • 5

    4 - Equipment description

    • System components and high level architecture

    • System Interconnects

    • Canopus Transponder features and characteristics

    • Canopus transponder description

    • Ramses features and characteristics

    • Ramses unit description

    • DSP Box

  • 6

    5 - Configuring devices

    • Chorus codes

    • Understanding Blanking Time (BT) and Turn Around Time (TAT)

    • Configuring Canopus (part 1)

    • Configuring Canopus (part 2)

    • Configuring the main settings for INS

    • Ramses mechanical mounting

    • Connecting Ramses

    • Retrieving Ramses IP address

    • Ramses HMI (part1)

    • Ramses HMI (part2)

    • Ramses HMI (part3)

    • Ramses HMI (part4)

    • Ramses HMI (part5)

    • Inputs/Outputs settings Ramses/Phins

    • System Interconnects (INS, Ramses and Multilogger)

  • 7

    6 - Hardware maintenance

    • Replacing the battery pack

  • 8

    7 - How DSP works

    • Planning - Managing Water Columns

    • Planning - Water Column - SVP from CTD

    • Planning - Visibility Map

    • Operation - Overview

    • Operation - Setting up a new project - Part 1 of 2

    • Operation - Setting up a new project - Part 2 of 2

    • Tide prediction

    • Transponder Boxin job

    • LBL mutual calibration

    • Sparse Array navigation

    • Real project review (Summary)

  • 9

    8 - Delph Roadmap Overview

    • Delph RoadMap - Set up - 1 of 2

    • Delph RoadMap - Operating - 2 of 2

    • iXblue Multilogger - Overview

  • 10

    9 - Final quiz

    • Final Exam

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