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lpolerec [Installation instructions]
doms:doms2pc_gui [2013/09/10 11:46] (current)
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 An easier and **more intuitive control** of the DOMS by a PC is enabled by **DOMS2PC** developed by Lubos Polerecky. Importantly,​ this program also enables on-the-fly **viewing of the data** on a computer screen, which makes the underwater measurements much more reliable and fun. Note that this program does **not** allow the **complete** control of the DOMS. To access more advanced settings and commands refer to the [[doms2pc_text|text-based DOMS control manual]]. An easier and **more intuitive control** of the DOMS by a PC is enabled by **DOMS2PC** developed by Lubos Polerecky. Importantly,​ this program also enables on-the-fly **viewing of the data** on a computer screen, which makes the underwater measurements much more reliable and fun. Note that this program does **not** allow the **complete** control of the DOMS. To access more advanced settings and commands refer to the [[doms2pc_text|text-based DOMS control manual]].
  
-{{ :​doms2pc_gui_icons.png }} +{{ :doms:​doms2pc_gui_icons.png }} 
  
 The program has been designed so that it can be operated on a **Kohjinsha mini-laptop** with a **touch-sensitive screen** (size 155 x 94 mm) that can be **flipped by 180 degrees**. The laptop is placed inside a custom-designed **water- and pressure-proof housing**, meaning that it is not possible to access it in the usual way (through a mouse or a keyboard), but only by touching the screen. ​ The program has been designed so that it can be operated on a **Kohjinsha mini-laptop** with a **touch-sensitive screen** (size 155 x 94 mm) that can be **flipped by 180 degrees**. The laptop is placed inside a custom-designed **water- and pressure-proof housing**, meaning that it is not possible to access it in the usual way (through a mouse or a keyboard), but only by touching the screen. ​
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 ===== How to use it ===== ===== How to use it =====
  
-  - Start the program. {{ :​doms2pc-p3.png?​600 }}+  - Start the program. {{ :doms:​doms2pc-p3.png?​600 }}
   - Select ''​COM port''​ to which the DOMS is connected, select ''​Connect to DOMS''​ in the menu and click on ''​ENTER +''​. Additionally to establishing the connection with the DOMS, this will also read the current DOMS settings and fill the fields with the corresponding values.   - Select ''​COM port''​ to which the DOMS is connected, select ''​Connect to DOMS''​ in the menu and click on ''​ENTER +''​. Additionally to establishing the connection with the DOMS, this will also read the current DOMS settings and fill the fields with the corresponding values.
   - **Adjust profile settings**; select the setting name in the menu (use the ''​PREVIOUS ITEM''​ or ''​NEXT ITEM''​ buttons) and increase/​decrease its value by clicking on the ''​ENTER + / ENTER -''​ buttons. If accessible by a mouse and a keyboard, you can do this directly by typing the desired values.   - **Adjust profile settings**; select the setting name in the menu (use the ''​PREVIOUS ITEM''​ or ''​NEXT ITEM''​ buttons) and increase/​decrease its value by clicking on the ''​ENTER + / ENTER -''​ buttons. If accessible by a mouse and a keyboard, you can do this directly by typing the desired values.
-  - If available, **activate the spectrometer** and adjust its settings. Note that these settings are in a different tab, so you need to first select it (use ''​CHANGE TAB''​ and click ''​ENTER +/​-''​). {{ :​doms2pc-p4.png?​600 }}+  - If available, **activate the spectrometer** and adjust its settings. Note that these settings are in a different tab, so you need to first select it (use ''​CHANGE TAB''​ and click ''​ENTER +/​-''​). {{ :doms:​doms2pc-p4.png?​600 }}
   - Once all the settings are adjusted, they need to be **applied in the DOMS**! Choose ''​Change DOMS settings''​ in the menu and click ''​ENTER +'',​ or click on the ''​Apply settings''​ button, to do so. This will change the settings one by one, and you should be able to see an ''​OK''​ after each setting has been successfully applied in the text field. Choose ''​Load settings from DOMS''​ to verify that all the DOMS setting are indeed as you intend them to be.   - Once all the settings are adjusted, they need to be **applied in the DOMS**! Choose ''​Change DOMS settings''​ in the menu and click ''​ENTER +'',​ or click on the ''​Apply settings''​ button, to do so. This will change the settings one by one, and you should be able to see an ''​OK''​ after each setting has been successfully applied in the text field. Choose ''​Load settings from DOMS''​ to verify that all the DOMS setting are indeed as you intend them to be.
   - **Move the motor** to the appropriate position from where you want to start the profile, and **set the position to zero**.   - **Move the motor** to the appropriate position from where you want to start the profile, and **set the position to zero**.
   - When all the settings are as required, **start logging** or **start profiling** by selecting either of these commands in the menu and click ''​ENTER +''​. Alternatively,​ click on the ''​start logging''​ or ''​start profiling''​ buttons.   - When all the settings are as required, **start logging** or **start profiling** by selecting either of these commands in the menu and click ''​ENTER +''​. Alternatively,​ click on the ''​start logging''​ or ''​start profiling''​ buttons.
-  - You can **watch the progress of the measurement**,​ which is the main purpose of this program(!), in the ''​TimeSeries''​ and ''​Profiles''​ tabs (see figures below). Once in either of these tabs, you can see the most recently received data displayed in the graph as well as in enlarged text fields. {{ :​doms2pc-p1.png?​600 }} {{ :​doms2pc-p2.png?​600 }}+  - You can **watch the progress of the measurement**,​ which is the main purpose of this program(!), in the ''​TimeSeries''​ and ''​Profiles''​ tabs (see figures below). Once in either of these tabs, you can see the most recently received data displayed in the graph as well as in enlarged text fields. {{ :doms:​doms2pc-p1.png?​600 }} {{ :doms:​doms2pc-p2.png?​600 }}
   - Use the menu to **adjust the scaling** of the graphs, to **select channels** that should be displayed, **print** the current graph into a WMF file, or **clear** the graph. ​   - Use the menu to **adjust the scaling** of the graphs, to **select channels** that should be displayed, **print** the current graph into a WMF file, or **clear** the graph. ​
   - You can **interrupt the connection** with the DOMS **anytime** by selecting ''​Connect to DOMS''​ in the menu and clicking on ''​ENTER -''​. If you do so, the program will run until it's end, with all the data being saved on the DOMS's storage medium. If you reconnect with the DOMS while the measurement is still active, you can continue displaying the data again. ​   - You can **interrupt the connection** with the DOMS **anytime** by selecting ''​Connect to DOMS''​ in the menu and clicking on ''​ENTER -''​. If you do so, the program will run until it's end, with all the data being saved on the DOMS's storage medium. If you reconnect with the DOMS while the measurement is still active, you can continue displaying the data again. ​
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