OmniSTAR Status

Use this page to monitor the status of the OmniSTAR satellite, subscriptions, and solution.

OmniSTAR Configuration

Provides the current OmniSTAR configuration settings.

Mode – The mode setting set in the OmniSTAR Configuration page.

HP/XP Satellite Link ID – The configured HP/XP satellite ID.

HP/XP Satellite Link Name – The configured HP/XP satellite name.

VBS Satellite Link ID – The configured VBS satellite ID.

VBS Satellite Link Name – The configured VBS satellite name.

FFT Average – Fast fourier transform average of the OmniSTAR signal spectrum.

Frequency [MHz] – Manually entered OmniSTAR signal frequency stored for Custom mode.

Bit Rate [Hz] – Manually entered OmniSTAR bit rate stored for Custom mode.

L-Band Beam Status

Provides information relating to the currently tracked OmniSTAR signal (spot beam).

Mode

Satellite Link ID – ID of the OmniSTAR satellite link.

Satellite Link Name – Name of the OmniSTAR satellite link.

Frequency [MHz] – Frequency of the OmniSTAR signal.

Bit Rate – Bit rate of the OmniSTAR signal.

Eb/No [dB] – Signal strength.

C/No [dBHz]– Signal-to-Noise ratio (SNR) of OmniSTAR signal.

HP/XP Library Status

Provides information relating to the HP/XP Library (software supplied by OmniSTAR used to decode and process the OmniSTAR signal). Also referred to as the OmniSTAR Engine.

Mode – The current status of the HP/XP Library. It can be Active or Not Active.

Engine – The mode used by the library. It can be HP, XP, or Unknown.

Subscription Start/Expiry – OmniSTAR HP/XP subscription start and expiry dates. OmniSTAR services cannot be used without a valid OmniSTAR subscription for the appropriate service. For more information on the current subscription and how to subscribe, go to OmniSTAR Subscription.

Subscribed Engine – The OmniSTAR subscribed service currently in use by the OmniSTAR library.

Horizontal Precision [m] – A user-defined horizontal 3-sigma precision tolerance for the receiver, which is also used to determine when the OmniSTAR solution has converged. To edit this value, go to Receiver Configuration / Masks.

Vertical Precision [m] – a user-defined vertical 3-sigma precision tolerance for the receiver, which is also used to determine when the OmniSTAR solution has converged. To edit this value, go to Receiver Configuration / Masks.

Receiver Motion – The current motion setting for the receiver. It can be Kinematic (Moving) or Static. OmniSTAR initialization time can be reduced by correctly setting the receiver motion. To change this setting , go to Receiver Configuration / Advanced Settings.

OmniSTAR Motion – The motion of the GPS antenna as determined by the OmniSTAR Library. It can be Static, Kinematic (Moving), or Unknown.

Seed with Last known Pos – If enabled the Last Known position stored in the receiver when it was last powered down will be used to seed the OmniSTAR Library. Seeding is a method of speeding up the initialization process by telling the OmniSTAR Library the location of the GPS antenna. The Last Known Position function can be used when a vehicle mounted system is parked overnight and is powered down and powered up without the vehicle having moved. (This function can only be configured by application software).

Seed with Fixed RTK Pos – If enabled and the receiver is in Kinematic mode and computing valid Fixed RTK positions, the OmniSTAR Library will be continually seeded with Fixed RTK positions. If in Static mode, the OmniSTAR library is seeded with the first computed Fixed RTK position only. This function enables the OmniSTAR HP/XP Library to continue to provide a precise positioning solution for short periods when an RTK solution is not available because of a radio drop out or other interference. To enable this feature, go to OmniSTAR / Configuration.

Seed Quality

VBS Library status

VBS Library – The current status of the VBS Library. It can be Active or Not Active.

Subscription Start/Expiry –- OmniSTAR VBS subscription start and expiry dates. OmniSTAR services cannot be used without a valid OmniSTAR subscription for the appropriate service. For more information on the current subscription and how to subscribe, go to OmniSTAR Subscription.

Last Known Position

The WGS-84 geographical position and quality of the Last Known position stored in the receiver when it was last powered down.

Datum Offset

The WGS-84 geographical offset between two datums. It can be the difference between Site datum and another datum such as ITRF00 (used by OmniSTAR ) as input manually on the OmniSTAR Configuration page. This offset needs to be defined before OmniSTAR Known point initializations, RTK Seeding, or other functions involving different datums are carried out.

NMEA Encryption

This is not supported in this version of the firmware.


Last Modified: January 28, 2008