To run the measurement, Spectops requires the instrument configuration files for the specific instrument. These files contain the details about the instrument (e.g. hardware setup, calibration coefficients, initialization procedures, diagnostic check procedures). This allows the same measurement program to work with quite different instruments – both the NAIS and EAS.
The instrument configuration package contains the default measurement setup file (e.g.
nais-4-10.measurementsetup) and a subfolder with the instrument configuration files (e.g.
The following files and subfolders in the measurement folder are relevant to the software.
Instrument folder: A subfolder containing the instrument configuration files. This should never be modified by the user (e.g.
Measurement setup file: The file specifies the user configurable parameters of the measurement. E.g. serial port, measurement cycle, output folder. To start the measurements or change the configuration, open the file in Spectops.
Data folder: All measurement results (records, spectra, log and comments files). See Data Files.
State file: Stores the state of the automatically adjusted parameters of the instrument. So that when measurements are restarted, the program can continue with the values from the previous run. (e.g.
Window setup file: Contains the configuration of the Spectops user interface. This file is automatically created by the measurement program. (e.g.
The window setup and state files are not needed to start the measurements. They will be automatically created if missing. However, when moving the measurement from one computer to another, it is a good idea to copy those files over as well.