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Transmission Report Status Information
 
 
Status is the 24-bytes of information which CIMEL routinely transmits. Status consists of the "Identificator" byte, and status data as Temperature, Battery Voltage, and different system codes. During normal operation Statuses precede all sequences of measurements or scenarios performed by the instrument in the Auto Mode. The ID byte then identifies the scenario. When abnormal conditions occur, the Status has the troubleshooting information. The ID byte the identifies the nature of trouble.

All statuses can be seen on the report page as "sta*" , where "*" is the ID byte. Please refer to the below tables to determine the meaning of ID bytes.

Abbreviation Measurement
SUN Direct sun measurement
SKY Sky radiance measurement
HYB Hybrid sequence
ALMU Almucantar sequence
PP Principal plane sequence
CRO Sun cross
LUN Moon measurement
BLACK Dark current measurement
HYBP Polarized hybrid sequence
ALMUP Polarized almucantar sequence
PPP Polar Principal plane sequence

Normal Condition Status CIMEL TYPE
(S-standard, P-Polar)
MEASUREMENT SEQUENCE (scenario)
staA S or P 3 SUN
staB S or P 3 SUN, HYB, 3 SUN; ALMU
staB S or P 3 SUN, HYB, 3 SUN; HYBP, 3 SUN, ALMU, 3 SUN, ALMUP
staC S 3 SUN, HYB, 3 SUN, ALMU, 3 SUN, PP
staC P 3 SUN, HYB, 3 SUN, HYBP, 3 SUN, ALMU, 3 SUN, ALMUP, 3 SUN, PP, 3 SUN PPP
staD S or P 3 SUN, CRO, BLACK
staE S 3 SUN, ALMU
staE P 3 SUN, ALMU, 3 SUN ALMUP
staL S or P 3 LUN
Warning or Error Status CONDITION
stab S or P Robot micro-steps lost
stag S or P GPS coordinates changes
stah S or P Humidity sensor activated*
stap S or P Optical head communication error
staq S or P 4 quadrant communication error
star S or P Reset
stas S or P Optical head error
stat S or P Get GPS information and time
staw S or P Robot switches error

* The activation of Humidity sensor does not mean that there is problem with the instrument. It usually only means that the normal auto operation is interrupted due to wet condition, and is to be resumed after the wet sensor gets dry again.

Additional Information

When two statuses occur with no data between them, e.g., STA STA, the filter wheel is not working properly.

Further definitions to read operational transmission information:
Abbreviation Measurement
NSU Direct Sun measurement
HYL Left Hybrid
HYR Right Hybrid
SSK Sky radiance measurement
ALR Right Almucantar sequence
ALL Left Almucantar sequence
PP1 Principal Plane
PPP Polarized Principal Plane
BLK Black Current
SKY Sky Channel Measurement
CSU Cross Sun
CLU Cross Moon
CCS Curvature Cross
NLU Moon measurement
PRS Seaprism sequence
!!! Transmission or encoding problem; could not read data correctly

 
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