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Qimera 1.1 Release!
Qimera 1.1 is available! The following are some of the main new features in this release.
Patch Test Auto Solve
The Patch Test Tool now has an auto solve button and a graph showing the parabola of errors, the calculated offset and the RMS values.
Multibeam and motion sensor yaw misalignment correction
The Wobble Tool can now solve a yaw misalignment between the multibeam sonar and the motion sensor which created a roll/pitch cross-talk artefact in the data.
Tidal Correction Processing enhancements
Applying tides to data in Qimera has been significantly enhanced to be able to apply tides from either single, two station line interpolation or a multiple station distance interpolation. It is also possible to apply time offsets and scale factors for full tide control.
Qimera Live is near real-time loading of data into a Qimera project. The raw data folder is monitored and when the file is closed it is loaded into Qimera with the filtering and vertical settings stored in the raw file. The file is added to a dynamic surface. Qimera Live can be operational while data in the project is being processed.
Backscatter visible from Swath editor
The beam average backscatter is now visible in the swath editor and the 3D display to help with making data editing decisions.
Kongsberg "Extra Detection" and Teledyne-Reson "Multi-Detect" is supported
Kongsberg's "Extra Detection" and Teledyne-Reson's "Multi-Detect" capability to choose more than one bottom detection for each beam is supported in Qimera. The additional detections are handled separately to the normal detections and are visible in the Swath Editor, 3D Display, 3D Editor and Water Column window to give as much information as possible to aid processing of them.
Picture showing "Extra Detections" viewed in Orange
Time Series Multiplot
A correlated time series plot is now available to show multiple sensors in relation to time on a single plot. It is also possible to calculate and display differences between two sensors. The Time Series multiplot is very useful for working out latencies in an ROV setup by displaying the roll with the results of computing an outer beam. Any phase difference between the two can be applied as a latency to the motion data.
Generic Sensor Format (GSF) and Edgetech's JSF format are now supported as raw sonar files for bathymetric processing only.
Qimera 1.1 full release notes can be downloaded here.
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