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How to set up Expedition

Expedition logoIn many cases Expedition requires separate feeds for instrument and GPS data because the instruments do not provide position. In the case of Ockam, both instrument and position are available on a single feed, simplifying the hookup.

Exp serial connectionConnecting Expedition by serial port

Most systems only have serial output, so most systems are connected this way. If your Ockam system does not include GPS data (001 system without an 041 interface), you will also have to connect your GPS via a second serial port.

Setup

  1. ExpfuncButton Instruments… / Serial and Network ports.
  2. Select the serial port that is connected to the Ockam system.
  3. Select Ockam from the instruments dropdown list.
  4. Select Baud rate (usually 9600), Data bits (usually 8), Parity (usually None), Stop bits (always 1) and Boat (always 0). If Handshake is present, select None.
  5. Check Use position fix. If Validate checksum is present, uncheck it.
  6. Press OK.

You may have to adjust step 4 settings to get correct input. The most common alternate settings are 4800 baud and/or 7 data bits.

DriverEthernet1Connecting Expedition by UDP broadcast

Connecting via the UDP broadcast provides several advantages over the simple serial connection (your laptop needs an active Ethernet or WiFi port if you want to use this option).

  • All data is carried over a single channel.
  • Multiple apps on the same and other machines can all connect to the same UDP broadcast.
  • The UDP broadcast can also drive EyeApp ™, allowing mobies to display instrument output.

Setup

  1. First, set up the OS5 driver.
  2. ExpfuncButton Instruments… / Serial and Network ports.
  3. If there is no Network 0 showing, Cancel and select ExpfuncButton Instruments… / Number of Network ports, enter 1 and OK. Then repeat step 2.
  4. Select Network 0.
  5. Select Ockam from the instruments dropdown list.
  6. Select UDP Tx and Rx from the Connections dropdown list.
  7. Check Use position fix. If Validate checksum is present, uncheck it.
  8. Enter 5005 (or your UDP clone port as set in Driver setup) in Port.
  9. Press OK.

Expedition TCPHook connectionConnecting Expedition by TCPhook

The driver TCPhook is a TCP version of the instrument stream input. Although much simpler than UDP, you can hav as many connections within the same machine as you need.

Setup

  1. First, set up the OS5 driver.
  2. ExpfuncButton Instruments… / Serial and Network ports.
  3. If there is no Network 0 showing, Cancel and select ExpfuncButton Instruments… / Number of Network ports, enter 1 and OK. Then repeat step 2.
  4. Select Network 0.
  5. Select Ockam from the instruments dropdown list.
  6. Select TCP client from the Connections dropdown list.
  7. Enter the IP address shown in the driver status listbox (like 192.168.1.101).
  8. Check Use position fix. If Validate checksum is present, uncheck it.
  9. Enter 5005 in Port.
  10. Press OK.

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