VectorNav Control Center provides you with a wide assortment of tools to visualize and inspect the diverse set of output data made available by your VectorNav sensor.
Control Center provides an intuitive visualization of the current configuration of your sensor including the placement of the GNSS antennas relative to the sensors reference frame, simplifying sensor setup.
Control Center simplifies the process of configuring the sensors reference frame relative to your vehicle or output frame.
The process of adjusting your GNSS antenna alignment is now easier than ever. The 3D display provides a real-time view of how the antennas are positioned relative to the sensor based on the current register configuration. Changes made to the registers are immediately shown in the 3D visualization window.
With Control Center you now have access to all configuration registers and commands supported by your VectorNav sensor. This provides a quick method of getting your device up and running during initial configuration. This also provides an easy way to see how commands are sent to and from the device, as commands can be copied to the clipboard or shown in the terminal window..
Control Center provides immediate access to the wealth of output data provided by all VectorNav navigation sensors. All data currently streaming from the sensor is presented in the output packet summary window. From here you can quickly plot the measurements, convert to different units, or view measurement statistics. The output packet window works with ASCII as well as binary packets. Clicking on the packet will bring up detailed documentation on the selected message and its outputs.
Control Center also provides users with the ability to log all communication with the sensor to a file for later playback or analysis. Data can be logged from within Control Center, or you can use the included standalone logger.
The standalone data logger provides a simpler means of logging data from any VectorNav sensor without the need to open Control Center. The data logger supports the ability to acquire a snapshot of the sensor’s register state for later review. It can also be used for situations where you only have a half-duplex one-way connection with the sensor..
The Log Explorer provides the ability to view the messages within a VectorNav log file (.vnlog). The Log Explorer program also provides the ability to export all or a selection of messages within the log into a different format such as an ASCII text file or Matlab workspace. You can open Log Explorer by simply double-clicking any vnlog file from within Windows.
Any output from the sensor can be exported to CSV comma delimited text file. Simply select the desired output, right click and select output to CSV.
ASCII outputs can be exported to a text file as sent across the wire. ASCII messages can also be split up into separate output files, based on the ASCII message type.
Log Explorer also supports exporting any or all measurements to a Matlab workspace. Simply select which output messages you want to export and select the “Export to Matlab” option.
Log Explorer also provides the ability to output the state of all registers on the sensor to an XML file. This file can be used by Control Center to restore another sensor to the same state, or it can be used to help capture the state of the device under test.