Downloading Rover Data

Micro SD Card - AIR NavBox

For systems with the AIR NavBox, all data is stored on the removable on-board micro SD card, which can be removed from the NavBox to access the data. To pull data from the rover, the process described in detail below using an ethernet connection could also be used.

Check the section Log Files for more details on the files created during acquisition.

Internal SSD - Scout Series NavBox

To access the rover’s \logs directory via ethernet, your ethernet adapter must have a valid IP address in the 192.168.200.* range configured. You can either set a static IP address for your ethernet adapter in the 192.168.200.* subnet, where "*" can be any value from 1-255, except 10 (since 10 is reserved for the rover). Alternatively, you can configure your Wired Ethernet Network Card Settings and set an Alternate Configuration IP address.

If using an Alternate Configuration IP address, you must wait approximately 3 minutes to establish a connection.

Connect an ethernet cable from rover to your computer. Connect to \\\logs with the username “phoenix” (no quotes) and password “aeriallidar” (no quotes). Alternatively, if you have configured the hosts file as instructed in Modify Hosts File, you can connect to \\rover-wire\logs. Same username and password.

Once you’ve accessed the \logs directory, locate the folder containing your desired data. Folders are named with the following naming scheme: YEARMONTHDAY-UTCTIME (e.g. 20170802-210846). You may find numerous folders inside the \logs directory. Every time rover is powered on it creates a folder named with a corresponding timestamp. To locate the correct folder/s, we recommend sorting the \logs directory by descending date modified and searching for the most recent folders containing LiDAR files (.ldr or .rxp). Once you’ve located the folders with the desired data, copy (DO NOT move) the data to a location of your choice on your computer. We recommend creating a folder on your desktop to temporarily store the data.

Once the data has been copied, you can close the \logs directory window. Access the copied data on your desktop and create a new folder named rover inside the folder containing the data. Move the contents of the folder inside the newly created rover folder. This will allow you to organize all your original rover data in one place. Repeat this procedure for any remaining data sets you copied from the \logs directory.

If you want to retrieve data from the rover, we DO NOT using the rover’s Wi-Fi connection. The rover creates an 802.11b Wi-Fi network on Channel 1 at 2.414 GHz, which has a maximum raw data rate of 11 Mbit/s. Because of the slow transfer rate, we recommend that you do not attempt to download any data from the rover with Wi-Fi; the resulting data transfer will take an immense amount of time to complete.

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