MBARI ocean observing systems (MOOS)
Instrumentation Software Infrastructure for MOOS
Lead Scientist: Francisco P. Chavez, Christopher A. Scholin, et al.
Lead Engineer: Todd Anderson, Mike Matthews, Tom O’Reilly, et al.
Project Manager: Duane Edgington
The goal of this project is to develop an institutional standard
software architecture for MBARI for scientific instruments. The impetus
for this project was enthusiastic support by MBARI ocean observing systems
(MOOS) workshop participants for an instrumentation infrastructure, to
define a standardized plug-compatible hardware and software interface to
MBARI instruments. The hardware part of this standard interface would
define connectors, power source and electrical protocols. The software
part of this standard interface, the subject of this proposal, would
define the communication interface to instruments: software protocols for
acquiring configuration information (operating modes, calibration data,
modeling parameters, identification, etc.) and measurement data. The
software part of the standard would also define object interfaces and
services for data logging, display, and storage.
is that the final infrastructure would set the standard for
instrumentation design at MBARI, and be exportable to other scientific