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Snoopy A-Series and Revolution Setup

  1. Turn on the white access point and wait approximately 1 minute. Your access point must be in AP mode when powered up. Do not switch this mode as it will result in a reset of the TP-Link's settings and will require reconfiguration. For more detailed information, see Using TPLink as an access point.
  2. On the bottom of your TP-Link access point is a network name and password. Connect your device(smartphone, tablet, or laptop computer) to this wireless network by entering the corresponding password.
  3. Once the WiFi LED on the TP-Link is lit, power up Snoopy A-Series/Revolution. Best practice is to wait approximately 2 minutes after turning on the TP-Link before you power your scanner.
    1. Your Snoopy unit and TP-Link access point are a paired set. They will not mix and match with other units.

Connecting to Lumberjack with built-in Access Point - A Series, TRex and Revolutions

  1. Power on your scanner by pushing the LED push button on the side.
    1. Your scanner head should start spinning (and for A-Series users, the three LEDs below your power cable should light red and green).
  2. Wait one minute and use your mobile device (computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone, etc.) to connect to the WiFi network of the scanner. Format of the access point name is the Serial Number of the scanner + “AP” - i.e. AHS-17-XXXX-XXAP
  3. Open an internet browser from your device and enter “” into the address bar. The web address is also labeled on your scanner.

At this point you will see a webpage similar to the one shown below

Project Setup

From the top right of the webpage, select “Settings” from the menu of options:

You will now see the screen below.

  1. Choose your preference for Automatic Logging of INS and LiDAR:
    • “True” means that every time the logging device is completely booted, it will automatically begin logging.
    • “False” means that the user must start and stop logging from the main screen.
  2. Select your LiDAR unit and your INS from the dropdown menus. See graphics below.
    • Example LiDAR Unit
    • Example INS
  3. Choose your preference for Logging Location:
    • It is recommended to log externally to the FAT32 USB stick provided. This allows for easier transfer of the collected data. However, internal logging is convenient in the event that the USB stick is forgotten or misplaced. Internal storage can hold approximately 6 hours of logging.
  4. Input your antenna lever arms (units are in meters).
    • A-Series
      • Measure from the center of the base of the first antenna to the center of the depressed circles on the side and bottom of the scanner enclosure.
      • The Axes are based on your direction of travel. +Y is always forward, +X is always to the right, and +Z is always up.
      • See example photos below. Note: Photos are NOT actual axes directions. They are purposed for showing the XYZ planes of measurement
    • Revolution Rev1 PURCHASED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 2016
      • The positive axes follow the left hand rule - positive X is forward(vehicle direction of travel), positive Y is right, and positive Z is down.
      • The reference points are at the center of the top of the Velodyne and at the center of Antenna #1 Port.
      • Antenna #2 is measured in the same vehicle frame, but the point of reference is the center of Antenna #1
      • See example photos below
    • Revolution Rev2
      • The positive axis follow the right hand rule - positive Y is forward(vehicle direction of travel), positive X is right, and positive Z is up.
      • Reference points are the same as Rev1 above.
      • Example photo of setup:
      • If you have an L1L2 add-on (i.e. Tersus GNSS), please have this connected to your scanner via the connector pigtail of Revolution to COM1 of the Tersus before you select “Save.”
  5. Choose the appropriate orientation Script based on how you have your scanner mounted to your vehicle.
    1. For example, see the image below of the Revolution orientation scripts.
    2. The following images are A-Series Orientation examples
    3. For Inertial Explorer rotation and lever arm examples please see A-Series IE Orientation Example
  • Select “Save” to retain your settings.
  • Return to the Lumberjack Logger main screen by clicking the word “Snoopy” at the top of the webpage.

snoopy_uav.txt · Last modified: 2017/08/14 06:40 by elaine.boyd