Control Centre provides a single access point for users to configure, manage and monitor the CARIS Onboard Service. Inside the Control Centre web application the user can configure CARIS Onboard via a few simple steps:
From the moment the survey begins the Onboard Service monitors for sensor data from the acquisition system and batch processes the acquired survey data. As new data is detected it is automatically processed using the workflows defined through the Process Designer. The output data products (e.g. HIPS project, DEMs and mosaics) are also registered for remote access.
Products and quality information generated by the Onboard Service are streamed to the dedicated Control Centre or to desktop applications, such as Easy View and HIPS and SIPS. This enables the hydrographer to view the geo-referenced survey in near real-time for quality control and decision support while the survey is underway. For autonomous operations, by the time the platform has completed its mission a fully geo-referenced DEM and mosaic, along with a HIPS project, are available for final quality control and use in survey deliverables.
The processes used by CARIS Onboard are built on the industry leading HIPS and SIPS processing tools, which have over a decade of development and refinement.
The Process Designer is used to build process models, which leverage branching workflows and conditional logic to automate converting your data from raw sensor files to final products. The Copy tool can even be used to automate data backups.
Create a comprehensive uncertainty model and compute uncertainty budgets for every sounding in your survey.
Correct imagery data for the effects of changing topology, water column effects, beam patterns, and more.
Produce high-resolution grid models from your collected bathymetry. Grid creation can be based on modeling the sonar's footprint on the seafloor, or based on configurable error models. Produce multi-attributed gridded data to aid in decision support.
Apply the CUBE algorithm to all bathymetry to assist in data cleaning.
*The CUBE algorithm originates from the work of Dr. Brian Calder at the Center for Coastal and Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center at the University of New Hampshire.
Supports over 40 industry standard formats including; Edgetech, GSF, HYPACK, Klein, Kongsberg, Kraken, R2Sonic, Reson, Teledyne and XTF.
Flexible import architecture allows CARIS Onboard to easily support new formats.
Support for many sonar configurations: Single Beam, Multi-Beam, Multi-transducer (Sweep), Dualhead Multi-beam, hull mounted Side Scan, towed Side Scan, ROV/AUV, and many more.
CARIS Onboard allows survey progress and quality to be monitored over high and low bandwidth connections. Multiple attributes such as coverage, sounding density, and standard deviation, can be monitored ensuring you achieve your desired results, before leaving the worksite.
Produce a forward-looking uncertainty estimate for every sounding in your survey. Easily configure your platform for all uncertainty estimates that contribute to the overall uncertainty estimate of each sounding.
Create a Bathymetry with Associated Statistical Error (BASE) surface with multiple attributes tracked at each node and store in the highly scalable CSAR format.
This release introduces several new processes including the incorporation of the SIPS Backscatter engine. Backscatter mosaics can now be generated alongside surfaces in near real-time. This version also presents the ability to compute GPS tide, and apply observed depth and attitude filters.
Create high-resolution mosaic images from raw Side Scan imagery with the multithreaded SIPS engine, and store in the highly scalable CSAR format.
CARIS Onboard supports export functions to a number of convenient and widely used formats. Export to BAG, GeoTIFF, USGS and ESRI grids, and other formats for data exchange.