Project Manager/Lead Engineer: Rich Schramm
The application named dataprobe continuously monitors the health of
core MBARI data streams on both the R/V Pt. Lobos and the R/V Western
performs over seventy specific tests on incoming data every two seconds.
Dataprobe can alert the ROV pilots, scientists and IAG staff to problems
and anomalies in the data in real-time so they can be quickly
investigated. It also provides on-line troubleshooting help for each of
Numerous changes and additions have been made to the data systems on
both vessels--such as the addition of doppler velocity log (DVL) and the
logging of raw USBL datastreams. Dataprobe needs to be upgraded to
catch-up to the changes and to make the troubleshooting documentation
reflect current understanding. Scientists have also requested changes to
the user-interface to make it more likely to be run on both ships.
Dataprobe will be modified so that parameters for
tests can be configured using an XML-based configuration file, which will
allow pilots to customize the application and alarm thresholds for their