|Under development for four years, Radial Suite Release 8 will include improved interfaces and powerful new tools. As
a preview, we highlight two applications that process and visualize current and wave data.
Users will experience:
• Ease of use ~ many of Radial Suite Release 8’s tools feature enhanced graphical user interfaces with one-handed
keyboard-controlled navigation capabilities, right-click menus, new toolbar functions, and new main menu items.
• Access to print-quality graphics ~ increased pixelation, font size control, and export-to-pdf means infinite resolution,
• Increased functionality/New capabilities ~ Plan your network and make site maps on the fly with SeaDisplay 8. Access
filtered wave data and
explore flexible viewing options with WaveDisplay 12.
|SeaDisplay’s shaded, 50-ft contoured bathymetry and jet black color coding
for 20-meter deep, user-defined shallow water. Radial data is from UC Davis
Bodega Marine Laboratory site in Bodega Bay, California.
SeaDisplay 8 introduces dynamic
SeaSonde site coverage plotting.
If you’re considering expanding
your coverage with additional
SeaSondes or wish to view the impacts
of changing the location or settings of
an existing antenna, your analysis tool
is here. Explore the impact of antenna siting and
attributes such as stability angles, resolution, expected
range, and expected angular view on radial and
combined site coverage. For further optimization, the
elliptical feature illustrates the impact of operating one
or more antennas in bistatic mode.
SeaDisplay 8 provides one-step site map creation and
dynamic editing: now you can modify the map viewport
and SeaSonde site locations, names, and attributes
without site map re-creation. An upgraded world
database extraction tool provides smooth and expedient
zoom navigation. Integrated bathymetry and contour
mapping are available at the click of a button.
International language support means map titles can be
created in any language.
|WaveDisplay’s new, four parameter main window.
WaveDisplay 12 plots
generated by a new outlier
removal tool. The tool applies
filtering and temporal/spatial
averaging for smoothed wave
output across the coverage area. Classic, ranged
wave output for individual range cells is available,
too. To support these two modes, new view options
are featured. In a single frame, users can plot
several wave parameters. Alternately, a single wave
attribute like wave height can be displayed for up to
four range cells. In addition, users can open and
orchestrate multiple windows for expansive data
inspection. First-generation features such as
visualization of multi-range data, export-to-png,
and the control panel have been retained for longtime
users who prefer the familiar.