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    A Guide to TracVision G4 technical Installation • Configuration • Maintenance • manual...

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    TracVision ® G4 Wiring Quick Reference Guide Data Cable Not Used 60 59 IRD Ground Wire Ship’s (to IRD) Power (11-16 VDC) TracVision G4 will suffer serious damage if connected to power in excess of 16 VDC. Complete details regarding connecting TracVision G4 to ship's power have been provided in "Connecting the ADCU to Vessel Power"...

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    GyroTrac Advanced Digital Control Unit (ADCU) Menu Quick Reference Guide ™ ADCU Primary Display Options Compass Displays* See Section 3.2 for details Magnetic Heading ###.#° SELECTED DISPLAY Select Installed Select Installed Satellite A Satellite B Enter GyroTrac Mode Menus * True North Display requires GPS data GyroTrac Mode Menus See Section 3.3 for details See Section 3.4 for details...

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    TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual Addendum (ECO #7622) The following changes apply to Revision K of the TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual (KVH Part Number 54-0147). TracVision G4 Field Replaceable Units Table 5-1 has been updated to show the new part number for the RF PCB. Radome Main PCB RF PCB...

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    TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual Addendum Sky Mexico Customers Only (ECO #7247) The following changes apply to Revision K of the TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual (KVH Part Number 54-0147). Installed Satellites The Sky Mexico satellite TV service is broadcast via the PAS 9 satellite located at 58º...

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    LNB “Skew” Adjustment Unlike most satellite TV signals in North America, which are circularly polarized, the PAS 9 signal is linearly polarized, which means it is transmitted in a certain orientation. Your Sky Mexico- configured antenna is equipped with a special LNB that collects these linear signals.

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    Finding the Correct Skew for Your Location You can find the correct skew for your location by either: A. Querying the antenna (by entering commands via a laptop connection), or B. Finding your location on the PAS 9 skew map. Option A - Querying the Antenna To find the correct skew, follow the steps below.

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    Option B - Using the PAS 9 Skew Map If you do not have a laptop, you can find the approximate skew for your location using the map below. Figure 4 Approximate Skew Settings for PAS 9 Satellite When to Change the Skew In general, if your LNB’s skew is set to within ±...

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    Setting the Skew To set your LNB to the proper skew, follow the steps below. 1. Turn off the power to the antenna. 2. Remove the radome and set it aside in a safe place. 3. Loosen the two wing screws securing the LNB within the choke feed, as shown in Figure 5.

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    TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual Addendum (ECO #7243) The following changes apply to Revision K of the TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual (KVH Part Number 54-0147). “Instant On” Mode Default Setting Is OFF The default setting for Instant On Mode is now OFF, not ON. When Instant On is set to ON, the antenna skips the startup process to immediately receive the TV signal, as long as the vessel has not moved since the antenna was last shut off.

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    TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual Addendum (ECO #7134) The following changes apply to Revision K of the TracVision G4-HP Technical Manual (KVH Part Number 54-0147). The “=TV” configuration command printed in the manual is incorrect. For your TracVision G4-HP system, the correct configuration command is =TVG4HPT , not =TVG4HP .

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    Internet: www.kvh.com If you have any comments regarding this manual, please e-mail them to manuals@kvh.com. Your input is greatly appreciated! © 2004, KVH Industries, Inc. All rights reserved. KVH Europe A/S Kokkedal Industripark 2B 2980 Kokkedal, Denmark Tel: +45 45 160 180...

  • Page 13

    KVH Industries, Inc. ™ ™ GyroTrac and TracNet are trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. ® (Digital Video Broadcasting) is a registered trademark of the DVB Project. ® DIRECTV is a registered trademark of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of the DIRECTV Group.

  • Page 14: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Introduction ........1 TracVision G4 System Overview .....3 TracVision G4 Components .

  • Page 15: Table Of Contents

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Troubleshooting .......91 Maintenance ....... .101 5.10 Appendices .

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    1 – Introduction This section provides a basic overview of the TracVision G4 system. It explains how the system works and describes the function of each component. Contents TracVision G4 System Overview ......3 TracVision G4 Components .

  • Page 17: Tracvision G4 System Overview

    TracVision G4 System Overview A complete satellite TV system, illustrated in Figure 1-1, includes the TracVision G4 antenna unit connected to the GyroTrac digital gyro-stabilized sensor, Advanced Digital Control Unit (ADCU), an IRD (satellite TV receiver), and a television set. A desktop or laptop computer is used to conduct diagnostics.

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    TracVision G4 Technical Manual TracVision G4’s default satellite pairs are: N. America (US DIRECTV): DSS_101 & DSS_119 Europe: Astra 1 & Hotbird Table 1-1 Available Satellite Pairs - North America (North American LNB required) DSS_101 DSS_119 ✓ DSS_101 ✓ DSS_119 Echo_61 Echo_110 Echo_119...

  • Page 19: Tracvision G4 Components

    TracVision G4 Components Your TracVision G4 system includes the following components: Antenna Unit The antenna unit houses the antenna positioning mechanism, low noise block (LNB), power supply, and control elements within a molded ABS radome. Weathertight connectors on the bottom of the baseplate join the power, signal, and control cabling from belowdecks units.

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    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table 1-3 TracVision G4 Packing List For lists of items supplied in the kitpacks, see Tables 2-3 and 2-4 on page 10. Materials Provided With the TracVision G4 Table 1-3 lists the components and materials in the TracVision G4 shipping carton.

  • Page 21: Planning The Installation, Mounting The Tracvision Antenna, Mounting The Gyrotrac Sensor, Mounting The Adcu

    2 – Installation This section explains how to install, configure, and test the TracVision G4 system. Follow the simple procedures in this section sequentially to ensure a safe and effective installation. Contents Planning the Installation ....... . .9 Mounting the TracVision Antenna .

  • Page 22: Planning The Installation

    Planning the Installation Who Should Install the TracVision G4 KVH recommends that a KVH-authorized technician install the TracVision G4 system. Installers should have experience installing electronic equipment on a vessel. Materials and Equipment Required for Installation Before you begin installing the TracVision G4 system, you need to verify that you have all of the following tools and materials: •...

  • Page 23

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table 2-2 Recommended ADCU-to-Ship’s Power Cable Specifications Table 2-3 Antenna Unit Kitpack Contents Table 2-4 GyroTrac Kitpack Contents • Power cable to connect the ADCU to ship’s power (Table 2-2 provides proper gauge and length specifications). Cable Length Cable Gauge to 50 ft (15 m)

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    Part Tie-wrap screw mount Terminal strip connectors Sensor module to ADCU power wire ferrite #4-24 thread-forming screws Choosing Component Locations The major considerations in locating the TracVision components are described below. Cable Lengths When determining component locations, keep in mind accessibility and cable lengths between units.

  • Page 25

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-1 Antenna Blockage Choosing the Best Location for the TracVision Antenna There are several factors to consider when choosing the location for the TracVision antenna. • Since the TracVision antenna requires a clear view of the southern sky to receive satellite signals, the ideal antenna site has an unobstructed view of the horizon/satellite all around.

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    19.3" 49 cm 9" (22.9 cm) 19.3" (49 cm) Radar Concerns The TracVision antenna must be kept out of line with nearby radars, as their energy levels may overload the antenna’s front- end circuits. In an ideal installation, the antenna is mounted four feet (1.2 m) above and four feet (1.2 m) away from the radar (measured from the center of the antenna dome to the center of the radar).

  • Page 27

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual If uncertain of the best location for the sensor module, make a temporary installation and conduct a calibration (as described in Section 2.7, “Calibrating the Sensor” on page 40 ). Any necessary adjustments to the sensor location can be made based on the calibration scores.

  • Page 28

    Mounting the TracVision Antenna 1. Make sure that you have chosen a suitable mounting location based upon the guidelines in “Choosing the Best Location for the TracVision Antenna” on page 12. 2. Using the template provided in Appendix B on page 127 or the dimensions shown in Figure 2-3, lay out the four mounting bolt holes and cable access hole at the mounting site.

  • Page 29

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-4 Azimuth Shipping Restraint Removal The shipping restraints must be removed before power is applied. Save the restraints for reuse and be sure to install them whenever the antenna unit is moved from place to place.

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    10. Position the baseplate assembly in place over the mounting holes and cable access, with the baseplate’s “Forward” arrow (shown in Figure 2-6) pointing toward the bow. Ensure that all holes line up and that the connectors are centered over the cable access.

  • Page 31

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual When rotating the azimuth mechanism by hand, go slowly. Hitting the mechanical stops with excessive force will damage the azimuth limit switch. Figure 2-8 Bolting the Antenna Unit to the Deck (Side View) 13. Place the antenna baseplate over the holes drilled in the foundation, ensuring the “Forward”...

  • Page 32: Mounting The Gyrotrac Sensor

    Mounting the GyroTrac Sensor GyroTrac comes with the following two mounting brackets: Horizontal Sensor Bracket Attaches directly to the sensor module housing and must be used in all mounting arrangements Vertical Sensor Bracket For mounting the sensor to a vertical surface These two brackets should enable you to place the sensor module as level as possible.

  • Page 33

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-11 Proper Orientation of the Sensor Module Option 1 - Mounting the Sensor to a Horizontal Surface 1. Choose a mounting location based upon the guidelines in “Choosing the Best Location for the GyroTrac Sensor” on page 14. 2.

  • Page 34

    5. Insert #8 fiber washers into the mounting bracket’s four mounting holes on both sides of the mounting bracket (see Figure 2-12). #8 screw, flat washer, and 2 fiber washers 6. Insert #8 flat washers and #8 Phillips screws into the mounting bracket’s four mounting holes from above.

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    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-13 Bracket Orientations Option 2 - Mounting the Sensor to a Vertical Surface 1. Choose a mounting location based upon the guidelines in “Choosing the Best Location for the GyroTrac Sensor” on page 14. 2. The module must be oriented so that the forward reference on the end cap is pointed forward and parallel to the vessel’s fore-and-aft axis (see Figure 2-11 on page 20).

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    6. Secure the vertical sensor bracket to the mounting surface with #8 Phillips screws and flat washers (see Figure 2-14). #8 screw and washer 7. Position the horizontal sensor bracket over the mounting holes in the vertical sensor bracket, as shown in Figure 2-13.

  • Page 37: Mounting The Adcu

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual When choosing a location, take into account the space required to route, position, and strain-relieve all cables that will be attached to the back of the ADCU. Directions for proper wiring are presented in Section 2.6, “Wiring the ADCU” on page 29.

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    Option 2 - Flush-mounting 1. Choose a location based upon the guidelines in “Choosing the Best Location for the ADCU” on page 14. 2. A template has been provided in Appendix C on page 129 as a guide to mark and cut the proper hole for the flush mount bracket.

  • Page 39: Connecting The Ird(s)

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual For instructions on RF wiring for TracNet, please refer to the TracNet Owner’s Manual or Technical Manual . Before you connect an RF cable to an IRD, turn on the IRD and TV and verify that there is no AC voltage present on the IRD’s input connector, measured between center conductor and shield.

  • Page 40

    Option 3 - Connecting Three or More IRDs (North American Systems only) To connect three or four IRDs to the TracVision antenna, you will need to install an active multiswitch (Channel Master model 6214IFD or equivalent) between the antenna and the IRDs. Two RF cables should already be connected to the connectors labeled “RF1”...

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    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-19 Multiple Multiswitch Installation (North American systems only) Be sure to connect a ground cable from each IRD to a suitable DC ground, ideally the ADCU ground terminal. Multiple Multiswitch Installation If you need to connect more than four IRDs to the TracVision antenna, you may carry out a multiple multiswitch installation, as shown in Figure 2-19.

  • Page 42: Wiring The Adcu

    Wiring the ADCU All other wiring for the TracVision system connects at the rear panel of the ADCU. Included in the GyroTrac kitpack are five terminal strip connectors with terminal connectors numbered 1 through 60 (see Figure 2-20). You will connect all wires to these terminal strip connectors first, then you will insert the connectors into the rear panel of the ADCU.

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    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-21 ADCU Wiring SENSOR DATA FEED (to Antenna) TXD+ (White/Green) Data Cable TRACVISION PORT (to/from Antenna) Data Cable SHIP’S POWER (11-16 VDC) IRD Ground Wire (to IRD) SERIAL PORT #1: RS-422 (NMEA, Cetrek, KVH Data) 4800 baud Ground (White/Green) GYROTRAC...

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    Tips for Safe and Successful Wiring • When inserting a wire into a terminal connector, make certain that the wire insulation is not pinched in the connector. • After inserting and securing wire, tug gently to ensure that the connection is solid. •...

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    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-23 Antenna Power Cable to ADCU Wiring The antenna unit’s power cable connector cannot accept cables larger than 14 AWG (1.5 mm Connecting the Antenna Power Cable For single-switch convenience, the ADCU has been designed to serve as a junction box between ship’s power and the antenna unit.

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    Connecting the GyroTrac Sensor Cable 1. Connect the connectorized end of the sensor cable to the GyroTrac sensor module. Twist until locked in place. Sensor Cable Connector 2. Connect the other end of the sensor cable to the blue ADCU terminal strip connector as shown in Figure 2-25.

  • Page 47

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual If the ADCU is receiving data from a ship’s gyro, all compass outputs are automatically configured as True North and cannot be set to Magnetic. Connecting External Devices to the ADCU (Optional) GyroTrac can be integrated with many types of onboard equipment, including autopilots, radars, remote displays, plotters, global positioning systems (GPS), and computers.

  • Page 48

    Connecting the Sine/Cosine Interface (Optional) The GyroTrac ADCU sine/cosine interface provides the following outputs: • sine • cosine • inverse sine • inverse cosine • reference voltage Green Label Because the reference voltage is a reference output, not an input, connecting this output to another reference output from an autopilot or other system will cause problems.

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    TracVision G4 Technical Manual When the vessel is stationary, certain GPS models may not output the data required for GyroTrac to determine true north. Figure 2-27 GPS to ADCU Wiring To adjust the GyroTrac reference to match the reference of the autopilot (or other system), connect a voltmeter to GyroTrac ADCU terminal (#8) and the reference terminal of the autopilot (or other system).

  • Page 50

    Connecting the ADCU to Vessel Power Short circuits may result in severe electrical shock or burns. Turn off vessel power and test the circuit to ensure that no power is present before connecting any power cables. Do NOT reapply power until all system wiring is completed and all terminal strip connectors are installed on the ADCU rear panel, as described in “Connecting the Terminal Strip Connectors to the ADCU”...

  • Page 51

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-29 Attaching the Terminal Strips to the ADCU Double-check all wiring. Be certain to plug terminal strips into the correct positions. If wiring is incomplete or incorrect or the terminal strips exchange positions, serious electrical damage can occur to the TracVision antenna unit, the GyroTrac, and interfacing electronics.

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    Effective Strain Relief for ADCU Terminal Connections Due to both the potential number of wires that connect to the rear of the ADCU and the dynamic environment aboard ship, it is critical that the terminal connections be properly strain-relieved using tie-wraps (a number of which are included in the GyroTrac kitpack).

  • Page 53: Calibrating The Sensor

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual You must calibrate the GyroTrac sensor after installation so that it can compensate for any magnetic distortions. The ADCU is equipped with a fuse to protect against high-voltage spikes. If the system is installed correctly and power is available, but the system is non-functional, refer to Section 4.3, “GyroTrac-specific Issues”...

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    The Calibration Score Each calibration results in a calibration score that is stored in the system’s memory. Magnetic Environment Accuracy MagEnv CAL<1° GOOD Accuracy (ACC) The ACC data indicates the degree of accuracy the GyroTrac will provide based on the quality of the last calibration. Table 2-7 lists the five possible accuracy levels.

  • Page 55: Activating/programming The Ird

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table 2-8 Key IRD Settings When programming the IRD with the antenna configuration data, make certain that your choices for Antenna Alternatives 1 and 2 match those installed as Satellites A and B during the Install Satellite procedure detailed in Section 2.9, “Installing Satellites Using the ADCU”...

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    Programming DSS Plus IRDs If you are using multiple DSS Plus IRDs and intend to shift from one satellite to another, only one of the IRDs can be configured as a two-satellite receiver. All other IRDs must be configured as one- satellite receivers.

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    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table 2-9 Available Satellite Pairs – North America (North American LNB required) DSS_101 DSS_119 ✓ DSS_101 ✓ DSS_119 Echo_61 Echo_110 Echo_119 Echo_148 ✓ ✓ Expressvu ✓ ✓ ExpressTV Table 2-10 Available Satellite Pairs – Europe (European LNB required) Astra 1 Astra 1 ✓...

  • Page 58

    Installing Your Selected Satellites To install your selected satellites as Satellite A and B, follow the steps below. Apply power to the ADCU. 2. Following the startup sequence, press the center button until the “Control Antenna?” screen appears. Control antenna? Enter Next 3.

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    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-35 Install Satellite Process Install Satellite? Next Return Install A <SAT NAME> Next Cancel Install B <SAT NAME> Next Cancel Installing sats Please wait <SAT Name> and <SAT NAME> installed If a GPS is providing latitude and longitude to TracVision G4, this data will automatically be used in the satellite installation process.

  • Page 60

    Programming User-defined Satellites The TracVision G4 satellite library has the capacity for two user- defined satellites in case you want to track a satellite that is not currently preprogrammed in the library. User-defined satellites can only be configured via the ADCU’s maintenance port. To configure a user satellite, information about the satellite must be provided, including: •...

  • Page 61

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-36 ADCU Maintenance Port Connecting a PC to the ADCU Maintenance Port To program your user-defined satellites into the TracVision G4 satellite library, you need to connect a PC to the ADCU’s maintenance port. This procedure requires Windows Hyperterminal (or other terminal emulation software, such as PROCOMM).

  • Page 62

    Entering User-defined Satellite Data To configure your user-defined satellites, follow the steps below. 1. Using your PC’s terminal emulation program, type HALT<cr> (<cr> indicates a carriage return/ENTER key). This command puts the antenna in Idle mode. 2. Enter the SATCONFIG parser command: Command: SATCONFIG,USERX,YYY,Z,D,L<cr>...

  • Page 63

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table 2-13 Satellite Transponder Default Data 5. Repeat Step 4 for each of the following transponder categories: • vertical high • horizontal high • right TracVision G4 requires that the data fields for all transponder categories be provided. If the selected satellite does not have information for one or more of the transponder categories, default information should be entered in the fields as follows:...

  • Page 64

    Installing User-defined Satellites via the Maintenance Port HALT<cr> 1. Type to put the antenna in Idle mode. 2. Enter the SATINSTALL Command: SATINSTALL,<sat_a_name><sat_b_name><cr> Where: <sat_a_name> = the name of your choice for Satellite A (for example: USER1) <sat_b_name> = the name of your choice for Satellite B (for example: USER2) If you only want to install and track one satellite, enter...

  • Page 65

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table 2-14 Sample Satellite Configuration Data (North America) An Example of Configuring a User-defined Satellite (N. America) The following is an example of configuring the fictional YOURSAT 123 as the USER1 configured satellite. Prior to configuring this satellite or any others, be certain to get the most up-to-date information from one of the sources previously discussed.

  • Page 66

    An Example of Configuring a User-defined Satellite (Europe) The following is an example of configuring the fictional YOURSAT 123 as the USER1 configured satellite. Prior to configuring this satellite or any others, be certain to get the most up-to-date information from one of the sources previously discussed.

  • Page 67: Setting The Skew Angle, European Systems Only

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 2-37 Adjusting the European LNB Skew Angle Figure 2-38 Skew Angle Labels 2.10 Setting the Skew Angle (European Systems Only) To optimize channel reception, the antenna’s LNB skew angle must be adjusted. Refer to your satellite service provider for the proper skew angle for your selected satellite service and geographical location.

  • Page 68: Checking Out The System

    2.11 Checking Out the System Now that you’ve installed the TracVision G4, you need to verify that the system functions properly. Check the system startup routine to ensure that the system is operating within normal parameters. To view the startup routine, connect a PC to the ADCU’s maintenance port.

  • Page 69

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Be certain to fill out and submit the warranty card to KVH to ensure that your TracVision G4 is fully covered under the 2-year parts and 1-year labor warranty. 4. After completing the review of the startup and operational routines, turn on the IRD and television and check the channels on the selected satellites.

  • Page 70: Changing Geographic Location

    2.12 Changing Geographic Location If you move to a different geographic area, you will need to modify your TracVision G4 system to receive satellite TV signals in the new location. To begin receiving satellite signals in the new area, perform the following steps. Swap LNBs To receive the proper satellite signals in the new geographic location, your TracVision antenna must be equipped with the...

  • Page 71: Startup And Self-test, Data Display And Accessing The Main Menu, Setup Display Mode

    3 – Using the ADCU Interface This section explains how to use all of the ADCU functions. You will use the ADCU to operate, control, and monitor the TracVision G4 and GyroTrac. Contents Startup and Self-test ........61 Data Display and Accessing the Main Menu .

  • Page 72

    3. Apply operating power to the ADCU. 4. Wait while the system conducts a brief self-test sequence. Test status messages are displayed on the ADCU for approximately two seconds each. KVH Industries Inc. GyroTrac Rev. #.#. System Testing Microcontroller system Testing...

  • Page 73

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-3 TracVision G4 Startup Screens TracVision Startup and Self-test Screens When configured as a component of a TracVision system, GyroTrac conducts a series of startup routines and self-tests to verify antenna operation. The TracVision self-test status screens are only displayed when the main data display is set to show the antenna status information (as described in Section 3.3, “Setup Display Mode”...

  • Page 74: The Main Menu

    Data Display and Accessing the Main Menu As soon as the self-test routine is completed, the LCD panel shows one of five data displays selected in the Display Setup Mode (described in Section 3.3, “Setup Display Mode” on page 67. When any of the primary data displays are on screen, the soft keys allow you to switch between the two installed satellites as well as enter the Main Menu.

  • Page 75: Main Menu

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-5 Main Menu Functions Select Installed Satellite A Proceed to Section 3.3, "Setup Display Mode" (set data displayed on the LCD during normal operation) Proceed to Section 3.4, "Set Data Outputs Mode" (set type and format of data outputs) Proceed to Section 3.5, "Set Configuration Mode"...

  • Page 76

    Alert Screens Certain operations require GyroTrac to temporarily cease its data output or alter its configuration so that new parameters or configurations may be entered. When you enter one of these functions, a pair of alert screens will appear, informing you of what will happen.

  • Page 77

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-7 Incorrect Response Error Message Figure 3-8 Non-responsive Antenna Error Message Antenna Error Messages At times, the ADCU will display error messages alerting you to a specific problem (e.g., you have selected an invalid satellite pair). There are also two general antenna error messages that are not related to a specific action.

  • Page 78: Setup Display Mode

    Setup Display Mode The Setup Display mode selects the data that will be displayed on the ADCU LCD after startup and self-test; it does not control the data sent to remote heading display units, north-up radars, autopilots, etc. New Data Display Magnetic Heading Compass screen determined by...

  • Page 79: Set Data Outputs Mode

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual For more details about the available data outputs, refer to Appendix G, “GyroTrac Data Outputs” on page 145. Figure 3-10 Data Outputs Mode Menu Sequence Setup data outputs? Enter ALERT SCREENS Set sine-cos levels? Set Data Outputs Mode The Set Data Outputs function is used to select several types of data formats available from the GyroTrac.

  • Page 80

    Setting the Sine/Cosine Data Output The sine/cosine setup is done in three stages: first the magnetic or true heading option is selected, then the reference voltage is set, and finally the swing voltage is set. The valid range for reference and swing voltages is between 0 and 6.5 volts. The default value for reference voltage is 2.5 volts.

  • Page 81

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-12 Setting Serial Outputs Proceed to "Setting the NMEA Outputs" Setting the Serial Outputs The GyroTrac can output as many as three serial messages simultaneously in any combination of NMEA version 2.2, KVH RS-422, or Cetrek proprietary format. NMEA message options and the KVH and Cetrek formats are described briefly in Appendix G on page 145.

  • Page 82

    Setting the NMEA Outputs GyroTrac is fully compatible with NMEA input versions 1.5 and 2.2. However, the individual serial ports can only be programmed to use NMEA version 2.2 as an output. Select output BWC? Next Cancel setting selection Please Wait Setup output GGA? Next Cancel...

  • Page 83

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-14 Setting Furuno Output If the system is NOT connected to a GPS or a ship’s gyro, only magnetic heading data will be available and the following variation on the magnetic/true selection screen will be displayed: Only Mag available The system will then proceed to the “Set Data Rate”...

  • Page 84: Set Configuration Mode

    Set Configuration Mode The Set Configuration function is used to set the display brightness, select an internal or external source for heading data, enter offset values that correct for mechanical mounting alignment errors, reset the system to its factory defaults, and turn TV communications on/off.

  • Page 85: Setting Display Brightness

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-16 Display Brightness Controls Figure 3-17 Internal/External Reference Menus Setting Display Brightness The ADCU display’s brightness may be adjusted to suit your preferences. Press the right key to make the display brighter, the left key to make it dimmer. When you are satisfied with the setting, press the center key to accept the setting.

  • Page 86: Installation, Using The Adcu Interface

    Entering Gyro Offset Values The sensor module housing must be mounted as close to level in pitch and roll as possible, with its long axis parallel to the vessel’s centerline. Sometimes allowances must be made for the particular installation where pitch, roll, and azimuth references cannot be met.

  • Page 87

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-19 Selecting the Default Display If the main display is set to show antenna tracking information but the antenna communications are OFF, the following display will be shown: TV comms is off No data from antenna To correct the error, turn antenna communications ON or change the main display setting.

  • Page 88

    Control Compass Mode These screens are only seen if heading reference is INTERNAL. The Control Compass function provides control over the GyroTrac sensor module, including turning autocalibration on and off, reading the calibration score, and manually clearing the compass calibration. Control Compass? Enter Next...

  • Page 89

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-23 Reading Calibration Score Figure 3-24 Clearing Compass Calibration After resetting this autocalibration, the following screen may appear: System Halted Power system Off/On This may result from a temporary lack of communication with the compass. Restart the system to restore compass data.

  • Page 90

    Antenna Status Mode These screens are only seen if Antenna Comm is turned ON. This sequence of steps allows a user to scan for system errors, access antenna type, version, and serial number information, check the signal and noise levels, indicate the skew angle, and display the bit error rate.

  • Page 91

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-26 Antenna Status Data Screens (If errors detected) No errors detected Testing OK Test Types Azimuth Motor Elevation Motor Antenna Gyro Test <Test Type> External Sensor Testing Failure IRD Comms Push any Button to Proceed RF Comms RF Signal Antenna type =...

  • Page 92

    Control Antenna Mode These screens are only seen if Antenna Comm is turned ON. This sequence of steps allows a user to adjust the antenna’s azimuth and elevation manually, restart the antenna, turn Sleep Mode on/off, turn Instant On Mode on/off, install a new pair of active satellites, set the latitude and longitude, select the active satellite system, and update satellite frequency data.

  • Page 93: Manually Controlling The Antenna

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-28 Manual Antenna Control Procedure If the manual adjustment of the antenna reached the maximum rotation (720°), the antenna will rotate 360° and return to the Manual Control Antenna screens. If the system started up in Instant On mode, the following message may be displayed: InstantOn Reboot...

  • Page 94: Restarting The Antenna

    Restarting the Antenna After resetting satellite parameters, it is necessary to restart the antenna before the new settings take effect. Restart antenna? Next Return Antenna Restarted Turning Sleep Mode On/Off Sleep Mode turns off conical scan tracking if the antenna holds the same position for one minute.

  • Page 95: Installing A New Satellite Pair

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-32 Install Satellite Pair Process Install Satellite? Enter Next Return Install A <SAT NAME> Next Cancel Install B <SAT NAME> Next Cancel Installing sats Please wait <SAT Name> and <SAT NAME> installed Latitude: Enter Longitude: ###E Enter Installing a New Satellite Pair...

  • Page 96

    DSS_101 DSS_119 ✓ DSS_101 ✓ DSS_119 Echo_61 Echo_110 Echo_119 Echo_148 ✓ ✓ Expressvu ✓ ✓ ExpressTV Astra 1 Astra 2N ✓ Astra 1 ✓ Astra 2N ✓ Astra 2S Hispasat ✓ ✓ Hotbird ✓ Sirius Thor 54-0147 Echo_61 Echo_110 Echo_119 ✓...

  • Page 97

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 3-33 Set Latitude/Longitude Procedure If the latitude and/or longitude entered is not valid for the installed satellite pair, the following screen will appear: Lat/Long not valid for sat pair Recheck and re-enter your latitude and longitude and verify your installed satellite pair to resolve this issue.

  • Page 98

    Selecting Active Satellite These screens are only seen if the GyroTrac ADCU is connected to a TracVision G4. After installing the active pair of satellites, use the Select Satellite menu to choose which of the installed satellites will be active. Select Satellite? Enter Sat Name A...

  • Page 99

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Do NOT use this function unless directed by KVH Technical Support or a KVH-authorized technician. Improper data selection may affect the system’s operation. Updating Satellite Frequency Data If the antenna is unable to find a satellite, the satellite’s frequency data may have changed.

  • Page 100

    Sat frequency Scan? Next Return Symbol Rate: XXXXX Enter Set FEC Code: X/X Enter Scan frequencies Please Wait Update frequency? Updating frequency Please wait Restart antenna? Restart Antenna System 54-0147 Return to "Manually Controlling the Antenna" Use the -/+ keys to select each number.

  • Page 101: Troubleshooting Matrix, Operational Issues, Gyrotrac-specific Issues, Ird Troubleshooting, Antenna Gyro And Lnb Faults

    4 – Troubleshooting This section identifies basic trouble symptoms and lists their possible causes and solutions. Contents Troubleshooting Matrix ....... . .93 Causes and Remedies for Common Operational Issues .

  • Page 102

    Troubleshooting Matrix The troubleshooting matrix shown in Table 4-1 identifies some trouble symptoms, their possible causes, and references to troubleshooting solutions. 1 = Anyone can do 2 = Electronics know-how recommended 3 = Dealer service recommended SYMPTOM Antenna non-functional Antenna not switching satellites No picture on TV set Certain channels do not work Intermittent picture for short intervals...

  • Page 103

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Causes and Remedies for Common Operational Issues There are a number of common issues that can affect the performance of the TracVision G4. The following sections address these issues and potential solutions. Blown Fuse, Low Power, or Improper Wiring Blown Fuse The antenna unit is equipped with two fuses mounted on its main printed circuit board (PCB).

  • Page 104

    Incorrect Satellite Configuration (European Systems Only) The satellite configuration on European IRDs must match the satellite settings on the TracVision G4 system. • Satellite A on the TracVision G4 must be the same satellite as IRD Alternative 1 (or A, based on your IRD) and must be assigned the IRD DiSEqC 1 setting.

  • Page 105

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Satellite Frequency Data Changed If some channels work, while one or more other channels do not, or the antenna cannot find the satellite, the selected satellite’s frequency data may have changed. To update this frequency data, refer to “Updating Satellite Frequency Data” on page 88. Incorrect or Loose RF Connectors As part of preventive maintenance (described in Section 5.2, “Preventive Maintenance”...

  • Page 106

    GyroTrac-specific Issues The GyroTrac is designed for reliable, easy use. This section provides a brief overview of some potential operational issues. Issue 1: System is installed correctly and power is available, but the system is non-functional. Solution: Check the 4-amp fuse within the ADCU. Remove the two screws securing the top and the base of the ADCU, and remove the ADCU’s top cover.

  • Page 107: Ird Troubleshooting, Antenna Gyro And Lnb Faults, Computer Diagnostics

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Issue 4: There is no data output through Serial Port #3. Solution: Serial Port #3 provides no output when GyroTrac is configured as a component within a GyroTrac-compatible TracVision system. IRD Troubleshooting The IRD that was provided with your satellite television service may also be the cause of less-than-ideal operation.

  • Page 108

    The diagnostics procedure requires Windows Hyperterminal (or other terminal emulation software, such as PROCOMM). Use the settings appropriate to your application. 1. Connect one end of the PC data cable to the DB9 maintenance port connector on the rear of the ADCU.

  • Page 109: Warranty/service Information, Preventive Maintenance, Tracvision G4 Field Replaceable Units, Replacing The Main Pcb Or Fuses

    5 – Maintenance This section identifies system components that may be replaced in the field, details how to replace those components, and lists preventive maintenance routines. Contents Warranty/Service Information ......103 Preventive Maintenance .

  • Page 110: Preventive Maintenance

    Warranty/Service Information For information on KVH warranty, repair, and liability policies, please refer to the complete warranty statement provided at the conclusion of this manual. If you have any questions, please call your local authorized dealer/installer or distributor, or contact KVH or KVH Europe directly.

  • Page 111

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual The serial number for your TracVision G4 will be required during any troubleshooting or service calls. You will find the serial number on the first page of this manual. Table 5-1 TracVision G4 Field Replaceable Units To help us continually improve the quality and reliability of our systems, please return any failed...

  • Page 112

    The antenna unit’s printed circuit boards (PCBs), gyro, LNB, elevation motor, and elevation drive belt may be removed and replaced on site using common hand tools. Other TracVision G4 service must be done by your authorized dealer/installer, distributor or by KVH. Evidence of tampering or unauthorized repairs will void the warranty.

  • Page 113: Replacing The Main Pcb

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 5-2 PCB Cover Removal The PCB cover fits snugly over the PCB. When removing or replacing the cover, take care to ensure that the cover does not dislodge any of the Molex connectors, as this will cause system errors and improper operation.

  • Page 114

    Replacing the Main PCB 1. With a PC connected to the ADCU’s maintenance port, apply power to the antenna unit. 2. Record the system serial number for later re-entry (the serial number is listed at the beginning of the startup sequence, as shown in Appendix F on page 143).

  • Page 115

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 5-4 Main PCB Mounting (Top View) 6. Remove the nine #6-32 screws that secure the PCB to the antenna frame (see Figure 5-4). Main PCB 7. Remove the PCB from the antenna frame. 8. Reverse this process to install the replacement PCB.

  • Page 116: Replacing The Rf Pcb

    Replacing a Fuse Two 5x20 mm, 3.15-amp, 250-volt fast-blow fuses are mounted to the main PCB (see Figure 5-3 on page 107). If one of these fuses has blown or been broken, simply remove the bad fuse and replace with a good fuse of the same rating. Replacing the RF PCB 1.

  • Page 117

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 5-6 RF PCB Connector Locations (Rear View) Figure 5-7 RF Cable Ferrules errules Failure to hold the ferrules tightly while loosening the RF connectors can result in damage to the cables and reduce the signal quality. 3.

  • Page 118

    Replacing the Antenna Gyro Assembly 1. Remove the main PCB cover, as described in “Removing the Main PCB Cover” on page 106. 2. Remove the four Phillips screws, four washers, and the counterweight from the end of the antenna gyro (see Figure 5-8). Standoffs Counterweight 3.

  • Page 119

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Make sure the cable passes through the PCB access slot to protect the wires from the edge of the PCB frame. When rotating the antenna by hand, go slowly! Hitting the mechanical stops with excessive force will damage the azimuth limit switch.

  • Page 120

    9. Type HALT<cr>. 10. Type DEBUGON<cr> 11. Type =LSTEST<cr> . 12. Type EL,300<cr> . 13. Type =CALGYRO<cr> . Gyro Azimuth scale factor is between -0.00090 and -0.00110 and the Antenna Gyro Elevation scale factor is between 0.00090 and 0.00110. =SERNUM,<serial number><cr> 14.

  • Page 121: Replacing The Elevation Motor And Belt

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 5-9 Elevation Drive Mechanism Replacing the Elevation Motor and Belt The elevation motor is mounted to the inside of the support frame. Machine screws and washers hold the drive motor in position to maintain proper tension on the toothed drive belt. Figure 5-9 shows the arrangement of motor, drive belt, and antenna pulley.

  • Page 122

    4. Loosen the screws and gently press downward on the motor hub until the drive belt is at proper tension. Adjust the belt tension for a maximum of ⁄ " (3 mm) deflection with moderate finger pressure between the motor and antenna pulley. Some readjustment may be necessary if the belt tension results in excessive antenna reflector vibration.

  • Page 123: Replacing The Lnb

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Ensure that the IRD is turned off or disconnected from its power source before removing or reconnecting the LNB. Figure 5-10 North American LNB Removal Replacing the LNB The LNB assembly receives power from the IRD via the RF PCB. Be certain that the IRD is turned off or disconnected from its power source before removing or reconnecting the LNB.

  • Page 124

    Replacing a European LNB 1. Using a ⁄ " wrench, carefully disconnect the RF connectors from the LNB. 2. Note the currently set skew value, as indicated by the stickers on the LNB and choke assembly (see Figure 5-11). 3. Loosen the wing screws and remove the LNB from the choke assembly as shown in Figure 5-12.

  • Page 125: Gyrotrac Field Replaceable Units

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table 5-2 GyroTrac Field Replaceable Units Figure 5-13 Data Cable Terminal Arrangement Table 5-3 Data Cable Wiring/Terminal Assignments GyroTrac Field Replaceable Units GyroTrac has been designed with durability and low maintenance in mind. If you are experiencing an operating problem or otherwise require technical assistance, please contact your local KVH dealer or distributor.

  • Page 126: Preparing For Shipment

    5.10 Preparing for Shipment If you need to repack the antenna unit for shipment, the shipping restraints removed during installation must be replaced. Follow these steps to reinstall the restraints. 1. Rotate the azimuth mechanism slowly to find the limit switch stop. The front of the antenna should be facing the forward arrow.

  • Page 127

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure 5-15 Elevation Shipping Restraint Placement KVH is not liable for damage caused by improper shipping. Before returning the product, be sure to obtain an RMA number from KVH’s Technical Support Department and write the number on the outside of the box.

  • Page 128: A System Specifications, B Tracvision G4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template

    Appendices This section contains several appendices of supplemental information, including mounting templates, wiring diagram, and parser commands. Contents Appendix A System Specifications ....... . .123 Appendix B TracVision G4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template .

  • Page 129: Appendix A, System Specifications

    Appendix A System Specifications A.1 Antenna Specifications Physical Characteristics Antenna Unit 21" (53 cm) h x 19.2" (49 cm) d; 30 lbs (13.6 kg) External Sensor 7.8" (19.8 cm) l x 5" (12.7 cm) w x 5" (12.9 cm) h ADCU 7.3"...

  • Page 130: Specifications

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table A-4 TracVision G4 GyroTrac Performance Specifications Table A-5 TracVision G4 GyroTrac Environmental Specifications A.2 GyroTrac Compass Specifications Performance Data Accuracy ±3.0° peak; ±1.0° typical Repeatability ±0.25° Resolution ±0.1° (gyro ±0.01) Tilt angle/pitch & roll range ±45°...

  • Page 131

    Interface Data (Choice of 4 Simultaneous Outputs) NMEA 0183 ver. 2.2: Bearing, distance to waypoint GPS fix data GPS latitude, longitude Stabilized magnetic heading Magnetic heading True heading Course over ground, speed over ground Cross-track error (measured) Cetrek Proprietary digital output Sine/Cosine 3-wire User-selectable reference/swing voltage...

  • Page 132

    TracVision G4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template Appendix B TracVision G4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template A template for the four mounting holes is presented on the following page. 54-0147...

  • Page 133: Appendix B

    Drill 3/8" (10 mm) Bolt Hole 9" (229 mm) Drill 3/8" (10 mm) Bolt Hole 9" (229 mm) Appendix B TracVision G4 Baseplate Mounting Holes Template 3" (80 mm) 9" (229 mm) Drill 3/8" (10 mm) Bolt Hole 9" (229 mm) Drill 3/8"...

  • Page 134: Appendix C

    ADCU Flush Mount Panel Template Appendix C ADCU Flush Mount Panel Template (Scale 1:1)

  • Page 135

    Comprehensive TracVision G4 System Wiring Diagram Appendix D Comprehensive TracVision G4 System Wiring Diagram The wiring diagram is presented on the following page. 54-0147...

  • Page 137: Appendix E

    Appendix E Optional Rotating Card Display The optional rotating card display presents true or magnetic heading using a compass card rotating under a fixed lubber line, with user-selectable red or green backlighting. Specifications Dimensions 5.6" (142 mm) x 5.6" (142 mm) x 3" (76 mm) Weight 39 oz (1110 gm) Mounting the Rotating...

  • Page 138

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure E-2 Rotating Card Display – Removing the Backplate Option 2 - Flush Mounting 1. Using Template E-2, mark the cutout area in the mounting surface. Cut out the marked area and smooth the edges with a file. Test-fit the display unit in the cutout opening.

  • Page 139

    3. Refer to Figure E-3 below; connect the power and data wires to the terminal block as listed in Table E-1. Term. # Function Output B (linked to terminal 5) Output A (linked to terminal 6) Shield for output cable Shield for input cable Input B (NMEA 0183 data) Input A (NMEA 0183 data)

  • Page 140

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual 5. Check that the backplate gasket is in place. Return the power and data pigtail plugs to their respective PC board connectors. 6. Arrange the internal wiring before replacing and tightening the backplate screws. 54-0147...

  • Page 141

    Optional Rotating Card Display Template E-1 Rotating Card Display Bracket Mounting 2.04" (52 mm) 0.23" (6 mm) 4 places 1.18" (30 mm) 54-0147...

  • Page 142

    Optional Rotating Card Display Template E-2 Rotating Card Display Panel Mounting 5.4" (137 mm) 54-0147...

  • Page 143: Appendix F, Startup Data Sequences

    Startup Data Sequences Appendix F Startup Data Sequences The data on the following pages presents a sample startup data sequence registered by the TracVision G4. These sequences may vary based on the software version loaded onto the TracVision G4 system. This data can be recorded using the data port and a PC.

  • Page 144

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual *** Initializing Rate Bias *** RF: S,B,V,U,V A/D: 2134 2034 456 A/D: 2139 2016 425 RF: S,B,H,U,V A/D: 2125 1992 370 A/D: 2117 2112 384 Gyro Bias: Az = 2118.22, El = 2024.11---------Expected range is 1700-2300 Gyro Uncertainty: Az = 3.00, El = *** Limit Switch Search ***...

  • Page 145: Appendix G, Gyrotrac Data Outputs

    Appendix G GyroTrac Data Outputs The GyroTrac transmits up to five selectable message types simultaneously to external navigation devices connected to the ADCU. One output port is dedicated to the sine/cosine signal format, one is dedicated to the Furuno AD10S signal format, and three separate serial ports allow outputs of NMEA 0183, KVH RS-422, and Cetrek proprietary signal formats.

  • Page 146

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Port 3 is not used if GyroTrac is connected to the TracVision antenna. Table G-1 NMEA1 Magnetic Heading Output G.2 Serial Port Outputs Serial ports #1 and #2 may be individually programmed to output any of the message formats described on the following pages.

  • Page 147

    NMEA2 Magnetic Heading (HDG) Communication: 4800 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity Update rate: Selectable at 1 to 20 Hz (10 Hz default) Sentence type: $HCHDG,XXX.X, *hh <cr> <lf> Sentence breakdown: HCHDG XXX.X NMEA3 True Heading (HDT) Communication: 4800 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity...

  • Page 148

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table G-4 KVH Output Table G-5 Cetrek Output KVH Format Special Output Sentence (Set at Factory Only) Communication: 9600 baud, 1 start bit, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity Update rate: Selectable at 1 to 20 Hz (10 Hz default) Sentence type: %AAAA,BBBB,CCCC <cr>...

  • Page 149

    G.3 Furuno Output The Furuno output is a proprietary message format typically used with Furuno and other brands of radars and autopilots. Two user-configurable options are available: true or magnetic heading and 25 millisecond (40 Hz) or 200 millisecond (5 Hz) data rate. The default rate is 200 millisecond/5 Hz.

  • Page 150

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Figure G-2 Optional 6-70 V Stepper Voltage Converter Wiring Diagram Interface Box Function Terminal Step Line 1 Step Line 2 Step Line 3 OV Common Step O/P Line 1 -VE Switch Line (Open Drain) negative Step O/P Line 2 -VE Switch Line (Open Drain) logic Step O/P Line 3 -VE Switch Line (Open Drain) +VE Supply Out...

  • Page 151: Appendix H

    Appendix H Maintenance Port Parser Commands The TracVision G4 system parser commands are parsed when the system receives an ASCII carriage return (Hex 0D). An ASCII line feed (Hex 0A) is permitted but is ignored in any transmitted command. All system responses are terminated with an ASCII carriage return followed by a line feed and ending with either an acknowledge character (ASCII >...

  • Page 152

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Help on Parser Commands Function: lists parser commands Command: HELP Response: lists all parser commands Turn On Sleep Mode Function: turns on Sleep Mode Command: SLEEPON Response: echoes the command Turn Off Sleep Mode Function: turns off Sleep Mode Command: SLEEPOFF Response:...

  • Page 153

    Enter Serial Number Function: enters system serial number Command: =SERNUM,XXXXXXXX Where: XXXXXXXX = the system’s serial number Response: SN = XXXXXXXX Configure System Function: configures software for a particular system model Command: =TVXXXX Where: XXXX = system model (i.e., G4HP) Response: system configures software and antenna restarts H.2 Manual Positioning Commands...

  • Page 154

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table H-3 Operational Commands Azimuth CW Step Function: commands a manual 0.1° clockwise step in azimuth angle Command: Response: echoes the command Azimuth CCW Step Function: commands a manual 0.1° counter-clockwise step in azimuth angle Command: Response: echoes the command Elevation UP Step...

  • Page 155

    H.4 Tracking and Conical Scan Commands Target Location Function: reports the target location in antenna frame; data format is E### for elevation in degrees 000-900 and A#### for azimuth in degrees 0000-3599 with implied decimals Command: TGTLOCATION Response: Target Location = A = E###, A#### Analog Signal Strength Report Function: reports signal strength from RF detector circuit in...

  • Page 156

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table H-6 RF Board Commands Compass Calibration Function: calibrates the sensor module Command: =CALGYRO Response: system initializes rate bias and calibrates the azimuth and elevation axis gyros H.6 RF Board Commands Serial Communications, Status/Polarization Report, Tone Changes Function: starts serial communications, reports status and polarization/tone changes...

  • Page 157

    Report RF Tracking Parameters Function: reports all RF tracking parameters for primary & secondary satellites* Command: @SATCONFIG Response: F,x,fffff,S,C,ID,P,B,D <cr> Where: x = satellite (A = primary, B = secondary) fffff = frequency in MHz (00000 and 10700 to 12700) S = symbol rate in Mbit/Sec (1000 to 29999) C = FEC code rate (valid rates = 12, 23, 34, 56, 67, 78)

  • Page 158

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Set RF Tracking Parameters Function: sets RF tracking parameter Command: @SATCONFIG,X,N,F,S,C,ID,P,B,D<cr> Response: Echoes the input data Where: @SATCONFIG = directs data to the RF Board X = satellite location A or B N = satellite table # (98 & 99 are slots for user- configured satellites) F = frequency in MHz (either 00000 or a range from 10700 - 12700)

  • Page 159

    Frequency Scan Function: updates satellite frequency data Command: @SC,XXXXX,YY Where: XXXXX = symbol rate (010000 - 399999) YY = FEC code (e.g., 12, 23, 34, 56, 67, 78) Response: system automatically searches for the frequency with the strongest signal, then updates the satellite’s programmed data with the new frequency (and associated network ID) and stores it in the satellite library...

  • Page 160

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Table H-7 Installation Commands H.7 Installation Commands Set/Report GPS Position Function: reports or sets default GPS position Command: GPS<cr> GPS,XX,D,YYY,E Response: GPS = XXD YYYE GPS: XXD YYYE Where: XX = latitude (0-90) D = S (South) or N (North) YYY = longitude (0-180) E = E (East) or W (West) Report Satellite Names...

  • Page 161

    Configure Longitude of a User-configurable Satellite Function: configures one of the user-configurable satellites with the longitude provided Command: SATCONFIG,USERX,YYY,Z,D,L Response: If valid, echoes the input data If invalid, returns error message Where: X = 1 or 2 YYY = longitude (0-180) Z = E (East) or W (West) D = decoding type (0 = test, 1 = DSS-A, 2 = DSS-B, 3 = DVB)

  • Page 162

    TracVision G4 Technical Manual Apply Default Values to Default Satellites Function: updates the default satellites to the default values Command: SATPAIR,X Response: displays numerous frequency commands and reports “Satellite Installation Complete” Where: X = 0 (satellites default to Astra1 & Hotbird) X = 1 (satellites default to Expressvu and EchoStar 119) X = 2 (satellites default to DSS_101 and...

  • Page 163

    Limited Warranty on Hardware KVH Industries, Inc. warrants the KVH product purchased against defects in materials for a period of TWO (2) years and against factory labor costs for a period of ONE (1) year from the date of original retail purchase by the original purchaser.

  • Page 164

    Phone: +1 401 847-3327 Fax: + 1 401 849-0045 E-mail: info@kvh.com Internet: www.kvh.com 48 47 13 14 ® and TracVision ® are registered trademarks of KVH Industries, Inc. 25 26 TX2A(+) TX2B(-) Ground Serial Port 3 is unavailable for data output while the system is connected to a TracVision G4 antenna.

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