Data Logging & Coverage Map
WinFrog now offers multibeam support. Capitalizing on the implementation of precise data time-stamping by selected multibeam sounders, and the inclusion of this time with the data output, the WinFrog Multibeam module interfaces with these sounders to log multibeam data for post-processing, including patch test processing, and generate real-time coverage maps.
Data logging of the bathymetry, sonar, snippet, position, attitude, and heave data is configured and executed in conjunction with eventing. WinFrog can be configured to log to XTF or S7K file format depending on the sounder. These files can then be processed by third-party software such as CARIS®.
The data is also used to generate coverage maps in real-time. These maps are automatically saved as they are generated. WinFrog is able to load multiple existing coverage maps into memory. All coverage maps in memory, whether existing or currently being generated, are available for display in the Graphics window. These can be configured to display based on depth, hit count, or accepted data. The display of the coverage maps does not impact the display of standard backgrounds such as BMM files or charts.
In addition, a QA/QC window provides real-time graphical monitoring of the operation. This window presents four panels displaying the beam pattern, sounding coverage of the last 20 pings, sidescan sonar coverage, and snippet backscatter coverage.