User login

How To

Tutorial on PASSCAL's New Instrument Request Form and PI Home Page

In June 2016, PASSCAL implemented a new version of the Instrument Scheduling Database.

This tutorial shows Principal Investigators how to request an account, how to log in, how to use the PI Home Page, and how to submit a new and/or modify an existing Instrument Request.

Related categories:

Huddle testing feedback-sensors and dataloggers

Introduction

“Huddle”-testing sensors before field deployment is a key part of any seismic experiment.  Huddle-testing involves testing almost all components of the field station, for many stations, in parallel.  The number of stations that can be tested at one time is limited only by availability of personnel and lab space.

Huddle-testing potentially reduces crew time spent in the field, cost of the experiment and the need to revisit sites.  Huddle-testing improves crew consistency and most importantly, the likelihood of successful station deployments and survival.

Style Guide

Heading 2 - What is XXXXX?/Overview/Summary - If necessary 

No Tabbing. Unless stated, all text is 'normal'. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.

 

Related categories:

Borrowing Equipment

PASSCAL equipment is available to any research or educational institution to use for research purposes within the guidelines of established Governing Policies. These policies provide that data collected with PASSCAL equipment be archived at the IRIS Data Management Center and that the data are openly available to the community. Instruments can be requested online using the PASSCAL Instrument Request Forms.

Who Can Borrow Equipment

Instrument Use Policy

What is Required if You Borrow Equipment

Instrument Request Form Instrument Use Agreement Data+Delivery+Policy Training

What Equipment and Services are Available

Related categories:

Programming Q330's

Q330 parameters are created using the Willard program.  Because the Q330 has a complicated and highly flexible parameter set, it should only be created by experienced users.  Contact PASSCAL staff for assistance in developing a Q330 parameter set for your application.

Programming RT130's

The RT130 can be configured using any PalmOS device that has a serial interface and the program PFC-130, but the PASSCAL Instrument Center exclusively uses and provides Sony Cliés.

 

The following is an example outline of an RT130 configuration using the PFC-130 program. The outline is intended as a quick reference guide only and is not a substitute for training or reading the official manufacturer's manual. For detailed information on programming the RT130 using PFC-130, consult the manufacturer's RT130 information page and brochure.

PFC-130 Quick Reference Guide to Programming

Note: Items marked with * are information that will be written to the log file, but will not affect the operation of the RT130.

Interpreting an RT130 Log

RT130 log files are most easily viewed and interpreted with the program LOGPEEK. LOGPEEK is part of the PASSOFT software package.     This figure shows how LOGPEEK looks under normal operation. For more help or detail please see the Help section within LOGPEEK.  

 



This shows a short summary of what fields are displayed graphically in LOGPEEK and what they mean.

Related categories:

Updating Firmware For Q330's

Upgrading Q330 firmware is done with the program Willard.

 

Setup: Download the required firmware from http://q330.com/ Place the firmware into a folder with the name of the firmware (in this example the folder name would be "1.80"). Note: This is important because all Q330 firmware files are named identically. To keep them separated, they must be stored in separate folders.

 

Willard:

Power up the Q330 and connect it to computer via console cable.

Start Willard and select console registration.

 

Select "No" if asked to create a dataless station.

 

 

Loading Programs From Laptop to Q330's

 

 

Open the Windows control panel by pushing start button and then Settings and Control Panel.

 

 

 

Look under Ports (COM & LPT) to find the available com port numbers. In this picture we know that it is the “Keyspan” on COM 4 because we were using a Keyspan adapter.

 

If the Dataless Station panel appears select No. Otherwise proceed to the next step.

Syndicate content