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Moving-Boat Deployment — 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 commonly used for moving boat ADCP measurements. 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.

A list of known, unresolved software/firmware issues also is maintained by the OSW.

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.

Sontek/YSI | Teledyne RD Instruments | USGS Software

SonTek/YSI

Manufacturer Support Page

RiverSurveyor Live — Data collection and postprocessing software (Windows XP/Vista and Mobile) for discharge data applications with SonTek M9 and S5 ADCPs.

RiverSurveyor M9/S5 Firmware — Firmware for SonTek/YSI RiverSurveyor M9 and S5


Teledyne RD Instruments

Manufacturer Software and Firmware Page

WinRiver II — Data collection and postprocessing software (Windows) for discharge data applications. WinRiver II provides a measurement centric design, a configuration wizard, and enhanced capabilities for reviewing data. It can be used for data collection and processing with Rio Grandes, Streampros, and RiverRays.

RDITools — Utility software, including BBTalk, BBList, BBMerge, etc.

StreamPro Software — Discharge data collection and processing software for the StreamPro using windows Mobile devices.

RiverRay Firmware — Firmware versions for Teledyne RD Instruments RiverRay ADCP

Rio Grande Firmware — Firmware versions for Teledyne RD Instruments Rio Grande ADCP

StreamPro Firmware — Firmware versions for Teledyne RD Instruments StreamPro ADCP


USGS Software

USGS Software Users Rights Notice

EDI v3.30 **UPDATED 3/12/2013** EDI facilitates easy use of an ADCP discharge measurement for computing the locations and associated depth and water velocity for collecting Equal-discharge-increment method sediment and water-quality samples.UPDATE: Mean velocity averaged for multiple ensembles.

LC v4.16 **UPDATED 6/7/2013** The LC program automates the application of the loop method for correcting discharges measured using bottom track with a moving bed present. UPDATE: Fixed bugs associated with RSL transects and significant speed enhancements.

SMBA v6.25 **UPDATED 6/7/2013** Stationary Moving-Bed Analysis (SMBA) computes the dot product of the bottom track vector onto the unit water vector and determines the moving bed velocity in the upstream direction relative to the water velocity vector. This program is applicable to all stationary moving bed test but is required to accurately assess a moving bed test made with a Streampro where the Streampro was swimming back and forth at the end of the tether. UPDATE: Requires bottom track reference to be set, checks for files with no valid data, fixed inconsistent version numbers in code, and significant speed enhancement .

extrap v3.32 **UPDATED 1/15/2014** Tool to assist in selecting an appropriate extrapolation method for ADCP discharge computations. UPDATE: Compatible with WinRiver II 2.12 and earlier. WR II 2.12 changed the format of the mmt file. This version should work with all version of WinRiver II

VMT v4.06 **UPDATED 7/11/2014** The Velocity Mapping Toolbox (VMT) is a Matlab-based program for processing, analyzing, and visualizing moving-boat ADCP data UPDATE: VMT now works with all TDRI ADCPs, and there is limited support for SonTek ADCPs.

RSMatrix v. 1.00 **NEW 2/28/2013** Tool to retrieve the transformation matrix information from a Matlab data file created by RiverSurveyor Live.