Index Velocity — Software and Firmware
The goal of this page is to provide USGS users of hydroacoustic equipment with the best information available regarding current software and firmware for commonly used acoustic Doppler velocity meters and acoustic profilers (side-looking, upward and downward-looking). Each software or firmware listed will link to a table that indicates the required versions of software and firmware, along with known issues and improvements associated with subsequent releases. Typically, only upgrades that contain significant computational impact, or add significant new functionality will be announced in OSW technical memos. To provide the user access to the best available options for their situation, software and firmware versions listed here will be labeled in one of five categories; 1) required minimum, 2) recommended, 3) allowed, 4) testing, 5) do not use.
Links to the manufacturer's software and firmware are provided primarily as a service for USGS users. However, in some cases, access has also been provided for other agencies, with the manufacturer's permission. Software without a direct download link should be obtained from the manufacturer.
ViewArgonaut — Windows-based deployment, postprocessing, and diagnostic software program for use with any SonTek Argonaut current meter.
SonUtils — Utility programs for "talking" directly to the instrument, downloading data from an internal recorder, and calibrating the internal compass/tilt sensor, etc.
Argonaut-SL/SW/XR Firmware — Firmware for SonTek/YSI Argonaut-SL/SW/XR Firmware
WinH-ADCP — Data collection and configuration software for TRDI ChannelMaster Horizontal ADCPs.
PlanCV — ChannelMaster and V-ADCP Deployment Configuration Planning Software Package
ChannelMaster Firmware — Firmware for Teledyne/RDI ChannelMaster.
AreaComp — **MAJOR UPDATE 7/19/2012** Software for computing stage area ratings.UPDATE: This new version has been rewritten in Matlab and has a new user interface and additional capabilities, including support for RiverSurveyor Live outpur files. Compiled with Matlab 2012a. Requires Matlab Runtime Libaries version 7.17.