Recording Data

This section gives a brief summary on how to successfully obtain data from the FLEXPack NavBox.

Before continuing with this section, please make sure you followed the steps in the previous section Preparing the System.

After power has been supplied to the unit and the boot process is complete (status LED is constant GREEN), data recording can be started by a single press on the CPU button (for more details, please refer to section Using the CPU Button).

Successful data recording is indicated by a slow GREEN blinking sequence of the Status LED. At this time, the mapping mission can be started. All data will be stored on the removable on-board SD card.

Alternatively, our Phoenix LiDAR Spatial Explorer software can be used to connect to the NavBox to start the data recording manually or to adjust any mapping parameters. Real-time data acquisition is also possible by connecting via Spatial Explorer. For more information on how to connect to the FLEXPack NavBox via Spatial Explorer, please refer to section Connect to Rover. A wired connection to the FLEXPack NavBox can be established via the Ethernet LEMO connection or a USB-to-Ethernet adapter.

After a successful mapping mission, the unit can be shut down by first pressing the CPU button 3 times, followed by unplugging power from the system (once the CPU has completely shut down and the CPU button light is off). Make sure an attached RIEGL sensor is also completely shut down before unplugging the power supply.

The SD card can now be removed from the unit. The NavBox (Rover) creats a multitude of log files on the SD card during the data collection which will be used for further post-processing. Check the section Log Files for more details on the created files on the SD card.

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