See ASIMET MODULE OPERATIONS document for instructions
on how to hook up the comms link to your PC and RS-485 adapter.
Refer to Latest Version Information for reference info on latest firmware version numbers.
Note 1: this module uses the GILWND45 type of sensor front-end. Reference the GILWND45 Gill Sonic Wind Interface Commands document.
Note that the Gill wind sensor documentation refers to the Gill U axis as "north" and the Gill V axis as "east". In addition, wind blowing TO the east on the Gill V (east) axis is negative. UOP / Oceanographic convention is as follows: Wind TO the EAST is POSITIVE on the U axis Wind TO the NORTH is POSITIVE on the V axis Thus, the "raw" Gill values are converted before further use in the calculations: sonic_U_east = -(gill_V); sonic_V_north = gill_U; The R command below displays the actual "raw" Gill U and V values as received from the Gill sensor. The T command below displays the sonic_U_east and sonic_V_north values corresponding to UOP / Oceanographic convention as described here.
Note 2: This module is compatible with the ASIMET RM Young Wind Module; the 'C' command output is identical in format. The RM Young LastVane parameter is replaced by the equivalent Gill LastXYDir parameter.
Note 3: commands sent are indicated in BOLD, responses in normal text. <crlf> represents ASCII carriage return and line feed; <crlfetx> represents ASCII carriage return, line feed, ETX (03h).
A Address acknowledge - returns address of module, terminated by <crlfetx> - e.g. #WND01A WND01<crlfetx> - NOTE: WND01 is the default address of the WND module; it may be changed by the 'U' command but any failure of EEPROM will result in the use of the default address. In the event of EEPROM failure, a message is sent to the RS- 232 console port on startup. In addition, use of defaults is reported in the 'L' command. C Output calibrated data - outputs calibrated value as follows: Ve Vn WSavg WSmax WSmin LastXYDir LastComp TiltXAvg TiltYAvg<crlfetx> - example: #WND01C 2.34 1.45 4.9 5.2 4.7 123.1 234.5 0.2 0.3<crlfetx> - C language format: "%6.2f %6.2f %5.1f %5.1f %5.1f %6.1f %6.1f %6.1f %6.1f\r\n\x03" D Set RT clock date/time: 'YYYY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS' - on module startup, the date and time are initialized from the battery-backed RTC on the DS87C530 chip. The 'D' command accepts a fixed format string of exactly 19 characters representing date and time. For example, sending the following command: #WND01D2006/09/18 10:35:15 will set the date to 18 January 2000 at 10:35:15 AM. - the module returns <crlfetx> in acknowledgement. - the time will be set at the instant that the last digit is sent; thus you may enter the module address, command and first 16 characters of the date and time, and finally enter the 19th character in sync with your reference clock. The current date and time may be determined using the 'L' command. F PCMCIA card access (only if FLASH card installed) - there are 5 'F' commands available for accessing the Intel-compatible 8 megabyte FLASH memory card used for data storage. These commands allow reading the card contents via the RS-485 command link, storing EEPROM contents for archival purposes, and FLASH card erasure. - the lowest 128 kilobyte block of the FLASH card is reserved for system information. As of the current revision (SONICWND53 v3.02), only stored EEPROM contents reside here, beginning at byte 257 (100h) and continuing for 1024 bytes (4FFh). The rest of the 128 kilobyte block reads as all FFh. This block may be erased without affecting data stored in the rest of the FLASH card. FB - Read any 512 byte block, hex - any 512 byte block from 1 to 8192 may be chosen as the starting block. Block 1 is the default starting point. - blocks are formatted as 32 bytes (64 ASCII characters) of HEX-ASCII per line by 16 lines per 512 byte block. - example (default start block - note EEPROM info stored by 'FS'): #WND01FB Start block #  -> (hit ENTER here for default) FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF57484F492F47454F464600FFFFFFFFFF4D4B3100FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF30303100FFFFFFFF31354D415239350041495200FFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF53422D324100FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF2D00FFFFFFFFFFFF 2D00FFFFFFFFFFFF47454F464600FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF5454384250520000 FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF312E3100FFFFFFFF30344150523935002D00FFFFFFFFFFFF 2D00FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF2D00FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF 4E4F2043414C00FF425052303100FFFF25372E326600FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF - to read the next block, hit ENTER. - to quit, hit X followed by ENTER. - Note 1: Blocks 1, 2, and 3 contain the 1024 bytes of EEPROM image, if written by the 'FS' command below. The EEPROM image begins at the middle of block 1 and ends in the middle of block 3. - Note 2: The first DATA record is written at block 257 (above the first 128 Kbyte reserved system info area at card physical address 20000h). FR - Read data record, formatted - any 740 byte record from 1 to 5490 may be chosen as the starting record. Record 1 is the default starting point. - records are formatted as 1 line of date and time followed by 60 minutes of WND records, one per line. Readings occur on the minute, beginning with minute 0 and ending at minute 59, with the record written to the FLASH card at 59 minutes, 01 seconds of each hour. - example (default start record): #WND01FR Start record # -> 2006/09/19 09:59:00 2.34 1.45 4.9 5.2 4.5 123.1 234.5 0.3 0.3 2.30 1.42 4.9 5.2 4.5 122.5 234.4 0.2 0.3 2.27 1.39 4.9 5.2 4.5 121.7 234.7 0.2 0.4 . . . . - to read the next record, hit ENTER. - to quit, hit X followed by ENTER. - Note 1: values of ??? indicates no reading was available from the GILWND45 for that minute; each minute's data is placed at a fixed location in the storage array corresponding to the minute when the data was acquired. Values of Na indicates an unused portion of the FLASH card has been accessed. This value corresponds to the all FFh condition of the erased FLASH card. - Note 2: The first DATA record is written at block 257 (above the first 128 Kbyte reserved system info area at card physical address 20000h). Using the 'FB' command above and selecting block 257 as the start block, you may inspect the packed binary format of the data at record 1. Since each block is 512 bytes long, you will see data from 1 records at a time. - See FLASH Record Format for FLASH card internal storage format. FS - Store EEPROM constants - on startup, 1024 bytes of the EEPROM are read into system RAM and mapped onto a data structure of miscellaneous system information and calibration constants. This area of system RAM may be modified using the 'U' command, and the EEPROM may then be re-written with the modified information. As an additional backup for possible data processing use later, this information may also be written out, in binary format, to the system/info area of the FLASH memory card. - example: #WND01FS System info written to PCMCIA<crlfetx> - NOTE: The system/info area must be erased prior to each use of the 'FS' command. - the system area may be read in HEX-ASCII format by reading blocks 1, 2, and 3 with the 'FB' command above, or as part of the binary dump of the entire FLASH card using the 'XMODE' command below. - See FLASH Record Format for FLASH card internal storage format. FE - Erase entire card (Y/N) - use ONLY if you wish to erase the entire FLASH card. This command takes several seconds to complete. After each 128 Kbyte block erase, a dot (.) is sent, followed by a "Cleared" message when done. - upon entry, you are prompted "Do you really want to erase? Y/[N]" The default response is NO; in fact any response other than uppercase Y will abort with "Aborting<crlfetx>" - example: #WND01FE Do you really want to erase? Y/[N]<crlf> Y Erasing Flash Card...................................<crlf> Cleared<crlfetx> - upon completion, the next hour record will be written at record 1. FI - Erase system/info area (Y/N) - this command allows erasure of the system area ONLY, and in particular, the EEPROM info stored with the 'FS' command above. The data area will NOT be erased by this command. - upon entry, you are prompted "Do you really want to erase system info? Y/[N]" The default response is NO; in fact any response other than uppercase Y will abort with "Aborting<crlfetx>" - example: #WND01FI Do you really want to erase system info? Y/[N]<crlf> Y Erasing...System info cleared<crlfetx> H Help - a multiple line response with text similar to the first line of each command description in this document as the help line, with each line terminated <crlf> and final line terminated <crlfetx>, as follows: Firmware SONICWND53 V3.02 Module clock 2.4576 Mhz A - Address acknowledge C - Output calibrated data D - Set RT clock date/time: 'YY/MM/DD HH:MM:SS' F - PCMCIA card access FB - Read any block, hex FR - Read data record, formatted FS - Store EEPROM constants FE - Erase entire card (Y/N) FI - Erase system/info area (Y/N) H - Display Help message ? - Display U,V Help message I - Report ID information L - Report ID, serial #, cal info, etc. P - Enter polled test mode R - Output raw data T - Enter test mode U - Update EEPROM constants - password 'OK' XMODE - XMODEM Dump PCMCIA card via console Note: 'F' and 'XMODE' commands not present unless FLASH card installed.
I Report ID information - displays the text information stored in EEPROM, with headers as follows, each line terminated in crlf: MODADR: ( 5 bytes text) module address MODMFG: (16 bytes text) module manufacturer MODMOD: (16 bytes text) model number MODSER: ( 8 bytes text) serial number MODDAT: ( 8 bytes text) manufacture date SENMFG: (16 bytes text) sensor manufacturer SENMOD: (16 bytes text) model number SENSER: ( 8 bytes text) serial number SENDAT: ( 8 bytes text) manufacture date SFTMFG: (16 bytes text) program origin SFTNAM: (16 bytes text) program name SFTREV: ( 8 bytes text) serial number SFTDAT: ( 8 bytes text) revision date CALFAC: (16 bytes text) calibration facility CALPER: (16 bytes text) calibration technician CALDAT: ( 8 bytes text) calibration date DATFRM: (64 bytes text) calibrated data output format DATDES: (64 bytes text) calibrated data description DATUNI: (64 bytes text) calibrated data units RAWFRM: (64 bytes text) raw data output format RAWDES: (64 bytes text) raw data description RAWUNI: (64 bytes text) raw data units - the last scan sent is terminated by <crlfetx>. - NOTE: this information resides in EEPROM. Most items are completed at time of manufacturing test, but may be modified using the 'U'pdate command. Only module address is necessary for correct module operation. L Report ID, serial #, cal info, etc. - the 'L' command provides miscellaneous status information about the module in a multi-line response. The number of lines in the response may vary depending upon the EEPROM and PCMCIA card status. Normally, after an initial <crlf>, 8 lines of info are provided, as follows: #WND01L<crlf> module id from EEPROM<crlf> module serial number from EEPROM<crlf> firmware name and version number from program EPROM<crlf> crystal frequency from EPROM calibration date from EEPROM<crlf> current date and time<crlf> PCMCIA card installed - PCMCIA card status<crlf> PCMCIA card 1 hour records used, available<crlfetx> - example typical response (8 lines plus initial <crlf>): WND01 001 SONICWND53 v3.02 2.4576 Mhz - 2006/09/10 11:23:35 PCMCIA CARD present - CARD OK! Records used: 125; available: 7811 - the last line is terminated by <crlfetx>. - NOTE 1: if an Intel Type 2+ 4MB PCMCIA card is installed, the card present line will display: Intel Type 2+ 4MB PCMCIA CARD present - CARD OK! - NOTE 2: if no PCMCIA card present, the last two lines will be replaced by "No PCMCIA card installed" message. - NOTE 3: if the EEPROM compass flag value, COMP_FLAG, is 1 (see Enable/Disable Compass under the UOK command for info), Compass use disabled! will be displayed between the serial number and firmware version lines. . P Enter polled test mode - same as 'T' command below, except after initial scan, waits for any character (except ESC) to send next scan. R Output raw value - outputs raw data values, as follows: Gill_U, Gill_V, Gill_SOS, Gill_TMP, Compass degrees, TiltX, TiltY<crlfetx> - example: #WND01R 3.12 1.23 313.12 21.45 213.7 0.2 -0.3<crlfetx> - C language format: "%7.2f %7.2f %7.2f %7.2f %6.1f %6.1f %6.1f\r\n\x03" T Enter test mode - responds with continuous scans of data following initial 'Wait...' message, except <crlf> terminator only (no ETX). - scans occur every 5 seconds - data is Sonic_U (m/s), Sonic_V (m/s), compass degrees, tilt-x degrees, tilt-y degrees, speed (m/s), wind direction degrees, - for example: #WND01T Wait... -0.34 0.30 44.2 -3.2 2.0 0.45 355.62<crlf> -0.10 -0.02 40.7 0.8 1.7 0.10 299.39<crlf> -0.03 0.00 40.7 0.7 1.6 0.03 310.72<crlf> -0.08 0.04 40.5 0.7 1.5 0.09 337.07<crlf> -0.03 0.06 40.4 0.5 1.5 0.07 13.83<crlf> -0.09 0.08 40.5 0.5 1.5 0.12 352.13<crlf> 0.09 0.08 40.4 0.6 1.5 0.12 88.77<crlf> 0.01 0.06 40.5 0.7 1.4 0.06 49.96<crlf> . . - the command terminates on receipt of an ASCII ESC (1Bh) character. The last scan sent is terminated by <crlfetx>. - C language format: "%7.2f %7.2f %6.1f %6.1f %6.1f %7.2f %7.2f\r\n"
U Update EEPROM contents - enters the update mode after confirmation of 'OK' password. New EEPROM values may be entered in this mode. - upon initial entry, you must send the letters OK after the command or the command is ignored, e.g. #WND01UOK. Upon receipt of the correct password, a set of prompts will be issued to allow entry of new module address, module manufacturer's info, sensor info, software info, calibration facility info, raw and calibrated output format info, up to 8 sets of calibration constants, display entire info area, and exit with or without update. - Enable/Disable Compass use in vector calculations. A special configuration setting allows compass use to be disabled in all calculations while still displaying the current compass values and logging the compass data to FLASH. This option is typically used for testing purposes on ship-mounted systems only. This option is NOT listed in the EEPROM menu. - At the "Enter selection ->" prompt following the standard menu, hit C followed by <cr> to get the current compass flag value and the prompt to change it, as below: COMP_FLAG: 0 Enter 0 or 1 -> - Enter 0 (zero) to enable the use of the compass during calculations (NORMAL OPERATION). - Enter 1 (ONE) to disable the use of the compass during calculations. - Don't forget to "Exit and update EEPROM" with menu choice 9 when done, then cycle power for the new setting to take effect. - Note that the L command will display Compass use disabled! if the COMP_FLAG value is 1. - the '0' choice for 'Exit without update' leaves the module RAM and EEPROM in its original state. - all responses to prompts must be terminated with <cr>. The final response from the module upon exit is <crlfetx>. NOTE 1: Upon completion, the newly updated module address and the compass enable/disable setting will not take effect until the next reset or power-up. XMODE XMODEM Dump PCMCIA card via console in RS232 mode only; (only if FLASH card installed) The following description assumes PCPLUS for terminal software, but any terminal program capable of XMODEM transfer should work. On entry, WND module will prompt:
Set terminal speed for 38400 then hit any key After setting speed and hitting a key, you will see:
XMODEM Send Function
Waiting for start... Start a transfer (PgDn in PCPLUS) - on completion, you will see:
Sent 89 blocks - done
Restore terminal speed to 9600 then hit any key After resetting speed to 9600 baud and hitting a key, WND will send a "\r\n" Ignore occasional gibberish when changing baud rates! Note: Only data record portion of FLASH card is dumped via XMODEM; See FLASH Record Format.