The HiPAP and the HPR systems are operated from the acoustic positioning operating
station (APOS) - a computer with a Windows based operating software. The systems
can be operated from one single APOS station or from a wide number of APOS operator
stations connected to a network. The APOS software can be integrated with Kongsberg
Maritime Dynamic Positioning systems.
The APOS operator system consists of
- Acoustic processing computer (APCxx)
- APOS system software
- Colour monitor
The APCxx computer
The Acoustic Processing Computer (APCxx) is a powerful industrialized standard
computer available in 19 inch rack, desktop or console versions.
APOS system software
The APCxx computer has customized software specially designed to meet the subsea
survey and DP operator demanding requirements. This software is programmed on a
standard Windows operating platform.
A standard PC keyboard with numerical keys and a trackball, controls the operation.
The screen is divided into 3 windows in which the operator can select several
different views. Typical views are: graphical position plot, numerical data, inclination,
roll, pitch and heading.
A normal display configuration is illustrated to the left.
One system may have one or several operator stations, which communicates on an
Ethernet. One of the operator stations will be the Master. This is selected by the