Patch Test Utility
The Patch Test Utility in Qimera is an improvement on all other patch tests as for the first time, the beams are sound velocity refracted every time a change is made to the roll or pitch values. This has never been done before as processor power and data access techniques have only now become available. The Patch Test in Qimera is therefore the most accurate patch test available anywhere.
Multiple lines can be loaded into the Patch Test Utility. The program will then look at the metadata to see which lines are suitable for roll, pitch , yaw and latency and will show the user which lines to use.
Once the lines and type of calibration are selected the tool will then select an area within the pair of lines in the correct direction to help the user. Qimera guides the user in the best practice of conducting a patch test helping the less experienced user in what has historically been, a complicated procedure.
Any calibration values computed are entered into the Vessel Editor automatically so the user doesn’t have to worry about getting the wrong sign convention.