Operating the Blueprint Subsea Oculus Sonar on the Mission Specialist Pro 5

Lesson Description

  • This lesson provides a detailed discussion of using the BluePrint Subsea Oculus Sonar with Greensea Workspace on a Mission Specialist Pro 5.
  • Topics

    1. Blueprint Subsea Oculus Sonar
    2. Simple Scene
    3. Simplified Image Interpretation
    4. Frequency Selection
    5. Range Slider
    6. Gain Slider
    7. Color Mapping
    8. Color Palette Selection
    9. Bias & Span
    10. Span Threshold
    11. Span Intensity
    12. Bias
    13. Recording Sonar
    14. Target Quality Factors
    15. Sonar Pitch Angle Horizontal
    16. Sonar Pitch Angle Down 5° - 10°
    17. Image Interpretation
    18. Tires
    19. Flat Plate
    20. Tall Object
    21. Vehicle
    22. Box, Hole, Mound
    23. Did You See the Fish?
    24. Fish
    25. Measuring Objects Using Sonar
    26. Advanced Settings
    27. Summary
  • Lesson Duration: Approximately 23 minutes.

Intended Audience

  • Operator Candidates
  • Technician Candidates

Learning Objectives

  1. Be aware of how a sonar image is created and what it represents.
  2. Be aware of what information a sonar image can and cannot present.
  3. Be aware of the adjustments that can be made to a sonar image.
  4. Be aware of the characteristics of different sonar frequencies.
  5. Be able to select the frequency of the sonar for sonars that support multiple frequencies.
  6. Be able to adjust the range of the sonar.
  7. Be able to adjust the gain of the sonar.
  8. Be able to select the color palette used to display the sonar image.
  9. Be able to adjust the threshold and intensity of the sonar image.
  10. Be able to identify typical underwater features or objects from a sonar image and adjust the sonar settings to provide the best image possible for a given scene.

Recommended Prerequisites

  1. VideoRay Mission Specialist Introduction Video
  2. How to Use these Lessons
  3. Safety First
  4. Mission Specialist Pro 5 System Overview
  5. Mission Specialist Standards of Equipment Care and Handling
  6. Mission Specialist Pro 5 Computer Overview
  7. Greensea Workspace Overview
  8. Mission Specialist Pro 5 IP65 Hand Controller Mapping
  9. Mission Specialist Pro 5 Quick Start Instructions
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