This file defines the instruments currently (from the prospective of processing and viewing) available at a station. It is used by various parts of the DB system to determine what and how to deal with some types of data. For example it is used by data.rrneph.get to apply zero corrections for Radiance Research nephs when in sequence with a TSI Neph. It is located in $DB/etc/$STATION/instruments.$STATION.conf or in the default location $DB/etc/instruments.conf. If the station specific file does not exist then the default one is used.
Lines beginning with '#' are treated as comments. The format consists of a CSV set of the start time (0 or blank for all time), an instrument type, the base name of that instrument, then any optional parameters.
The following instruments are recognized.
A neph. Used by the segmentation handlers.
A filter carousel rack control instruments. Used by data.filter.process.
A profile scheduler, used by data.flight.process.
Used by data.sd.sems.get to access naively stored SEMS data. Can optionally contain the location of the raw data to access.
Used by data.sd.smps.get to access naively stored SMPS data. Can optionally contain the location of the inverted data to access.