Graphical User Interface
Greensea has developed our User Interface solutions based on years of experience offshore - in both commercial and military settings. Because we have designed our user interface technology specifically for operators, our system is intuitive and easy to use. It provides a verbose data display, real-time navigation and tracking of multiple subsea vehicles and assets, deployment vessel navigation, mission planning features, and rich diagnostics. It provides numerous data inputs and outputs for integrating most any common navigation, chart plotting, sonar acquisition, or data collection application. The GUI is designed specifically for vehicle navigation, diagnostics, control and payload operation.
Coupled with our subsea navigation system, the core function of the GUI is to accurately display the navigation solution calculated by the subsea unit. The GUI can connect to the navigation system via Ethernet, RS232, or RS485. Navigation data for the host vessel and ROV is displayed graphically on a 2D plot window with text fields and graphical widgets. The 2D plot displays track lines, a bread-crumb history trail, planned paths, and in the absence of communications a projected or estimate navigation track.
A picture is worth a thousand words, or in this case, text fields. We can support many common 2D and 3D data sets as well as vehicle models to provide real time and playback data visualization.
Our system offers a full-featured mission planning module that is customizable and scalable for the specific application or vehicle deployment. Mission planning features include waypoint management, task management, dynamic positioning, notes, and positions of interest. The GUI can be run in networked mode to network multiple operator stations across a LAN or WAN enabling distributed data sharing, vehicle management, and mission orchestration.
Greensea's GUI provides a verbose diagnostics tool set for managing and viewing all system data. Using the diagnostics page, operators can track signals as they propagate through the system, manage devices, debug sensor interfaces, and pinpoint system faults. Operators can assign alarms to any data value in the system and monitor alarms via the alarm manager.
Dedicated dialog panels for each attached instrument help operators mange the network of sensors used in the navigation solution. Window data displays real-time sensor data, connection statistics, and estimations of data quality.
The GUI offers configurable and customizable data logging for all signals in the system. Data is logged in a standard comma-delimited (*.csv) format that is easily supported by most any post-processing tool. The system can log individual sensor data, aggregated mission data, and operator notes with accurate time stamps. Data logs can be replayed through the GUI for post processing analysis.
Using the "Remote Support" button, operators with an internet connection can connect the system directly to Greensea Systems for assistance in troubleshooting, operation, and system deployment. Through this link, our engineers can have access to the GUI, the subsea instruments, and all available sensors.
Flexibility and Scalability
Greensea's GUI and operator interface technology is infinitely scalable. Common deployments have included "suitcase- style" interfaces packaged in a Pelican case up to full networked control suites providing control stations for many operators over a WAN. Our modular system easily and cost effectively supports solutions as simple as a video overlay system up or a feature rich 3D situational awareness display.