REDAS5 software through a simplified and friendly operator interface allows to take full control of the OCEAN SEVEN 3xx probes easing real time acquisition, configuration of unattended acquisition cycles and uploading of data stored in the OCEAN SEVEN probes memory. REDAS5 program is a true 32bit Windows application which runs flawlessly on any Windows platform. REDAS5 shows graphically and numerically the acquired data allowing the operator to dynamically change the graphical and numerical setup during data acquisition. Post-processing functions and data extraction procedures in function of time, pressure or numerical intervals can be applied to acquired data in real time or on data retrieved from the probe memory. Among the operations that REDAS can perform is worth to mention: automatic start and stop of data acquisition; management of the bottle sampling (Rosette); Processing and filtering of acquired data in real time; Acquisition of geographical coordinates from a GPS device; Acquired data conversion in text files; automatic scaling of the graphical window X and Y axis.
Accordingly with IDRONAUT policy and in respect to the ethic of scientific research, no modification on the acquired raw data are done without the permission of the operator that can easily select the processing function among different data filtering, time lag compensations, or other specific sensor compensation algorithms. Therefore it is possible for the operator to extract from the probe stream data it needs applying the selected and customized processing algorithm. Real time extraction is primary implemented to accelerate the display of the acquired values, where only few data are shown on the screen accordingly with the chosen algorithms. Anyhow all data sent by the probe (up to 20Hz) is carefully stored in a so called “RAW” data file. Additional parameters like the GPS geographical coordinates (Latitude, Longitude), the ship bathymetry can be processed and displayed as they are probes sensors. Thanks to the modularity and the OOP technique adopted to develop REDAS5, new sensors, additional parameters and/or post-processing algorithms can be easily added upon customer request. Nearby the real time features, the remote menu allows the operator to setup the OCEAN SEVEN probes for unattended cast and afterward to retrieve data stored in the probe internal memory, showing it with the same functions and facilities available for data acquired in real time.