Can You Describe the SensorControl Measurement Data File Formats?

The first row of all files contains the measurement settings as they were at the beginning of the measurement cycle. If you make changes to the measurement settings on the Settings tab, the software will change the file name to the default format, and the dark and reference signal spectra may need to be re-measured. However, changes to the measurement settings, which are displayed on the Measurement tab, will not be saved, if you make changes after the measurement file has been created.

Raw File Format

First row

The first row contains the measurement settings as they were at the beginning of the measurement cycle.

  • IntTime — Integration time, as set on the Measurement tab (applies to N-series sensors only).

  • PointAvg — Point averaging value, as set on the Measurement tab (applies to NIRONE Sensors and Devices).

  • ScanAvg — Scan average.

  • Buffering — A binary value indicating if the Averaging mode is set to Averaging or Buffering on the Measurement tab. Possible values are:

    • 0 — Averaging is selected.
    • 1 — Buffering mode is selected.
  • LampIntensity — The power setting of the integrated light sources (%).

  • LampMode — Identifies the Lamp Mode set on Measurement Settings > Settings.

    • 0 — Manual mode
    • 1 — Auto Lamp mode
    • 2 — Auto Lamp with Dark Substraction mode
  • SerialNro — "Serial Numero", Fingrish for serial number. This is the serial number of the sensor. The format is: first number is the last number of the year or production. The next two numbers are the week number of production. The last two or possibly three or four numbers are the running serial number for the production slot. 00 is acceptable. For example, 64400 was made in 2016, week 44, and is the first unit.

  • SensorSeries — Identifies the main type of the sensor. Possible values are:

    • N — N, NR, and NR-W type of sensors
    • M — M-series sensors
    • NM — NIRONE type of sensors
  • Firmware version — Identifies the firmware version of the sensor.

  • SoftwareVersion — Identifies the SensorControl software version.

Second row

The second row is a heading row for the third row and rows beyond it. The first column is the save time of the spectrum, second is the save date, and columns after that identify the wavelength of the column.

  • Time — The format is: hh:mm:ss
  • Date — The format is: dd.mm.yyyy
  • Wavelength — Up to 1 decimals will be saved. The values will be comma or period / full stop, according to the global Language and Region settings of the Windows operating system.

Third row and beyond

The time and date of the measured spectra will be saved. The raw signal values can have values ranging from 0 to 65535 (2^16 - 1), and up to 5 decimals will be saved.

Absorbance File Format

First row

The first row is the same as in the raw file format. See above.

Second row

The second row is the same as in the Raw file format. See above.

Third row and beyond

The time and date of the measured spectra will be saved. The absorbance signal values can have values ranging from approximately 5 to -5. However, most values will be between 3 and -3. 10 decimals will be saved for each data point.

Analysis File Format

First row

The first row identifies the analysis method. The options are:

  • Difference
  • Ratio
  • Name of method file used

Second row

The second row contains the Time, Date, and analyte identifier. For Difference and Ratio, this identifier is Intensity.

Third row and beyond

The save time, date, and the calculated analyte values are displayed, as follows:

  • Time — The format is: hh:mm:ss
  • Date — The format is: dd.mm.yyyy
  • Intensity — Up to 5 decimals will be saved. The values will be comma or period / full stop according to the global Language and Region settings of the Windows operating system.