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Aug
7
Release of HYPACK 2017a Mid Year Update
Posted by Jerry Knisley on 07 August 2017 04:11 PM

We are very pleased to announce the release of our latest HYPACK software, HYPACK® 2017a. HYPACK® 2017a represents several improvements to our previous version and includes many powerful enhancements and cutting edge tools. Many of the changes in HYPACK come from customer’s requests or suggestions so we appreciate all your feedback throughout the year.

Who can use HYPACK® 2017a? If you are current on your Maintenance Plan subscription, you can download and run HYPACK® 2017a. The new version is about 1 GByte, so please ensure the entire file is downloaded prior to installing the software. To check your Maintenance Plan status or to renew it, please email us at mp@hypack.com.

To download the update: HYPACK 2017a Mid Year Update

This update includes the updated Sub-Bottom program. The image below shows the interpretation of three distinct geological units. Note the annotation tool which shows the depth to the sea bed and the thickness (isopach) of each geological unit.

The NEXUS 800

Work continues on the NEXUS-800 LiDAR equipped UAV.  The image below is a CLOUD display of data alongside a video provided from AI Engineers, Inc. The flight was 12 minutes in length and covered 5.5 acres at 3 meters per second. In the video still image you can see the NEXUS in flight over the parking lot. Recent testing shows that the NEXUS can meet Quality Level 1 (QL1) of the USGS LiDAR Base Specification Version 1.2, dated November 2014. For more information on the NEXUS 800 specifications please review the product specification sheet.

The Data Set contained 4 million XYZ points.

The SINGLE BEAM EDITOR ( 64 bit ) was updated as well to support the SONTEK Hydro Surveyor. This update allows the user to see current vectors and export the vectors as an image or as a DXF output. Another added feature was the ability to save the velocities out to an XYZ file with the velocity as the depth allowing you to bring it into the TIN MODEL program to create contours.

If you have any questions or problems downloading the software please contact the Technical Support team at Help@HYPACK.Com or by phone at (860) 635 - 1500.

Sincerely,

The HYPACK Team.


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Jul
13
What's been happening at HYPACK.
Posted by Jerry Knisley on 13 July 2017 09:28 AM

HYPACK 2017a to be released

Next week we expect to post the HYPACK 2017a update for download. The HYPACK 2017a update will encompass all of the files updated prior to July 14th. The HYPACK 2017a update contains several minor updates but also includes many updates to the SINGLE BEAM EDITOR (64 Bit). The Sub-Bottom updates shown below are also included. To utilize the updates the license file must have a Maintenance Plan date later than July 14th, 2017.

Unmanned Mapping of Ultra-shallow Waters Article

There is a nice article regarding the Unmanned Surveying in Shallow Water on the HYDRO INTERNATIONAL website. The survey was conducted using an area that traditional survey methods would not work. The vessel was an Inception Class USV Mark I with a CEE Hydrosystems CEE-SCOPE sonar and RTK system and all data was collected using the HYPACK oftware. The survey was supported by Swathe Services. The entire article is available here:  Unmanned Mapping of Ultra-shallow Waters

SyQwest & Xylem Work Together to Integrate Sensors and Hypack

SyQwest Inc., renowned manufacturer of portable FM Chirp Sub Bottom profilers, collaborate in an effort to integrate its product line with Xylem Inc new post processing software,  Hypack Sub Bottom.

SyQwest Inc. to now offer turn key bundles, for Portable FM Chirp Sub Bottom survey deployment  bundles to include:  

Stratabox 10Khz Stratabox 3510 Bathy 2010 PC 

Acquisition software 

Hypack Sub Bottom (Post Processing)

DGPS A 102 (HEM.)

Getac S400 Tough book PC    

Contact SyQwest  today for package pricing, and get the 2nd years warranty, FREE! As well as Getac S400 tough book PC free with purchase and payment made by August 15!  

Check out  the select images below showing these new capabilities.

Brand New Graphical User Interface Layout

 Sub-bottom profile showing the interpretation of three distinct geological units. Note the annotation tool which shows the depth to the sea bed and the thickness (isopach) of each geological unit.

Colored isopach polygons being applied between various digitized reflectors representing different geological units.

3D Fence Diagram of two intersecting sub-bottom profiling lines.

3D Fence Diagram of three parallel sub-bottom profiling lines showing superimposed interpretation and scale bars.

The end result is ease of use to post process survey data for SyQwest customers.

Hypack Sub Bottom is capable of being integrated, and compatible with the following SyQwest Systems:

StrataBox HD StrataBox 3.5/10 HD Bathy-2010PC  

Contact the SyQwest Inc. or HYPACK Sales staff today, for a competitively priced package.


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May
10
Data from the NEXUS-800 testing
Posted by Jerry Knisley on 10 May 2017 01:24 PM

In testing the NEXUS-800 for delivery to a customer, we flew it over a baseball field in Berlin, CT. The image below is taken of the Baseball field as exported to an html page. This is a file that can be delivered to a customer for review. The customer has full control of the view in 3d with zoom and rotation. If you have any questions regarding the NEXUS-800 please contact Sales@HYPACK.Com

The data was collected using the NEXUS-800 in a flight which contained three lines of data with a total flight time of 4 minutes. After running a standard set of filters in the Multi beam Editing software the XYZ data was exported to the CLOUD program. This next image is the CLOUD image showing he same field from a different angle. The total amount of returns remaining after filtering is around 5.5 million XYZ data points. The Nexus-800 was flown at a height of 40 meters and a speed of 4 meters per second on this flight.

At the location that the drone was flown, there is also a couple of other fields. The next image is of the soccer field at the lower section of the site. This site is near the HYPACK main office and makes for a safe convenient location to fly.

The soccer field data set has 12 million XYZ data points and was collected in about 6 minutes.


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Apr
7
HYPACK 2017 Excavator Driver
Posted by Christian Shaw on 07 April 2017 11:55 AM

HYPACK 2017 Excavator.dll Device Driver

HYPACK has done extensive field testing with the HYPACK 2017 Excavator.dll driver.

The driver now offers full functionality for a 2 stick excavator and the ability to accommodate bucket widths of different dimensions.The driver also adds the ability to to have any SEI address for Boom, Stick and Bucket.  

The download for this driver can be found at the following link. To install place in the HYPACK/Devices Folder.

http://ysi.ftpstream.com/321025/6fbd418e71082d1d03ddf6eec3abe6cb/Excavator_17.1.2.zip


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Mar
30
HYPACK - Working with the Nexus-800
Posted by Jerry Knisley on 30 March 2017 12:40 PM

In the month of March the HYPACK Technical Support Team reached a few milestones related to the Nexus-800. The first is that we now have a staff member that has passed the Part 107 exam for flying Small Unmanned Aircraft. Christian Shaw has his FAA certification and has spent the past week working with a customer flying the Nexus-800 in various survey conditions to better understand from a support point of view the questions that will arise. Christian has worked with the customer to develop a work flow for computing volumes that will make the process easy to follow for the end user.

 

  

During the time with the customer several sites were surveyed.

A typical survey required around 20 minutes after arrival to set up the system and conduct all of the preflight checks, 10 minutes of flight time, 20 minutes of tear down and pack up. That made for about an hour onsite to collect the data. When processing all that was required was to load the data into the Editor and run filters once. To get to the final stage of looking at the client view in the Web browser took total of 1 hour of office time. The Nexus-800 recorded 1.9 million XYZ points in 10 minutes on a single channel in an area that is 1,514,748 square feet or about 34.5 acres. On a different site data was recorded on all 16 channels where 9.4 million XYZ data points in an 8 minute flight. The typical project for a 30 acre site records about 1 GByte of raw data for a 12 minute flight using all of the available channels.

The site below is a test site that was flown over a park. The flight lasted 8 minutes and recorded 13 million XYZ points.

If you have any questions about the Nexus-800 or using a drone with HYPACK please send us an email to our Sales Team at Sales@HYPACK.Com or if it is technical in nature to Help@HYPACK.Com


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