The times recorded in the navigation file are in UTC. Keywords and the information they provide are as follows:
FTP: The first record located at the top of the header used to identify the file format.
VER: HYPACK version number.
INF: General survey information filled in by the data technician. On this cruise, none of that information was filled in. The three numbers at the end refer to initial tide correction at start-of-line, initial draft correction at start-of-line and sound velocity.
FIL: Raw format file.
ELL: Ellipsoid information. The name of the ellipsoid followed by the semi-major axis in meters and the flattening ratio.
PRO: Project information record where TME indicates Transverse Mercator and the central meridian of -69 indicates UTM, zone 19.
DTM: Datum transformation record.
GEO: Geoid Model File. Blank if not present. GEO <geo_file> <h_corr> where 'h_corr' is orthometric height correction in meters.
HVU: Horizontal and Vertical Units (meters)
TND: Survey time and date in UTC.
DEV 0: Indicates that the lines with device designation 0 are lines from a Communications Systems International (CSI), Inc. LGBX Pro (DGPS)
OFF 0: device offsets for device 0. Format of the value is OFF dn n1 n2 n3 n4 n5 n6 n7 where dn=device number; n1=starboard, port offsets where positive is starboard; n2=forward, aft offset where positive is forward; n3=height (antenna) or depth (transducer draft) offset - always positive; n4=yaw rotation angle where positive for clockwise rotation; n5=roll rotation angle where port side up is positive; n6=pitch rotation angle where bow up is positive; n7=device latency in seconds. No offset for device 0 during this data collection.
DEV 1 lines of DGPS data acquired with a Garmin 5312 (single frequency, echosounder) receiver.
OFF 1 device offsets (0.6 m vertical offset for height of antennae on R/V Rafael's cabin)
LIN: planned line data follows in the format "LIN nw" where nw=number of waypoints.
PTS: planned line waypoints in the format "PTS x y" where x=waypoint easting; y=waypoint northing. ***In this case, easting and northing UTM zone 19N, meters.
LBP: planned line begin point in the format "LBP x y" where x=x grid position; y=y grid position. In this case ***easting and northing, UTM Zone 19N, meters.
LNN X: planned line name where X is the line name
EOL: end of planned line
EOH: end of header
The remaining elements have similar information in the first 3 columns. The first column will indicate the data type, the second column will indicate the device that recorded the information (***0 for CSI LBGX Pro) and the third column is the time tag (seconds past midnight) that is also sometimes referred to as the latency. The remaining information on each line is specific to the data type.
POS: Position of the ship - in this case the antenna location - in the format "POS dn t x y" where dn=device number; t=time tag (seconds past midnight); x=easting; y=northing. On this cruise these values are in UTM, Zone 19, WGS84.
QUA: Position quality information in the format "QUA dn t n m h sat mode" where dn=device number; t=time tag (seconds past midnight); n=number of values to follow; m = 10 minus HDOP (horizontal dilution of precision); h=HDOP; sat=number of satellites; mode=GPS mode (NMEA 0183 standard values) where 2=Differential GPS fix.
RAW: Position information in the format "RAW dn t n lat long alt utc" where dn=device number; t=time tag (seconds past midnight); n=number of values to follow; lat=raw latitude X 100; long=raw longitude X 100; alt=antenna altitude above ellipsoid (meters); utc=GPS time in the format HHMM.
EC1: Echo Sounding (single frequency Garmin 5312) in the format "EC1 dn t rd" where dn=device number; t=time tag (seconds past midnight); rd=raw depth.
MSG: Message string in the format "MSG dn t message" where dn=device number; t=time tag (seconds past midnight); message is the message sent from the device. On this cruise, three different messages were sent from the DGPS: $GPGGA, $GPGLL and $SDDBT. These will be defined later.
FIX: events marked manually by the user in the format "FIX dn t event_number" where dn=device number (typically 99 as there is no device for manual events); t=time tag (seconds past midnight); event_number=event number such as 1,2,3,4.
The NMEA string present in the HYPACK file is the $SDDPT. This is defined as follows.
$SDDPT is water depth in the format "$SDDPT, data_meters, offset *checksum"
Depth in meters = 1.6
Offset from transducer:0.0 Positive - distance from transducer to water line, or Negative - distance from transducer to keel
The definitions of the HYPACK strings were acquired from the HYPACK software manual available from: <http://www.hypack.com/