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03 - LabSat3W Media

LabSat 3 Wideband file formats

LabSat 3 Wideband uses a Linux EXT4 formatted drive for data storage. Recorded data consists of two separate files with the same name but with different extensions. The RF signal data is stored with the extension '.LS3W' and is a raw binary file. The configuration used to record and replay the RF data is stored in the '.ini' file. When copying files to or from the Labsat 3 Wideband SSD, both the '.LS3W' and '.ini' files must be copied together.

LabSat 3 Wideband SD Card

The 4 GB SD card included with the LabSat 3 Wideband system is used for firmware upgrades and includes the following:

  • SatGen simulation software video
  • LabSat 3 Wideband demonstration files description
  • Quick Start pdf

LabSat 3 Wideband 1 TB Solid State Drive (SSD)

The LabSat 3 Wideband 1 TB SSD includes the following:

  • LabSat 3 Wideband sample files:
    • 1 x UK dynamic file - 20 mins
    • 3 x UK static files - 20 mins each
    • 1 x Korea static file - 20 mins
    • 1 x India static file - 20 mins

LabSat 3 Wideband SSD Access

The 1 TB Solid State Drive is removable. To gain access to the LabSat 3 Wideband internal SSD the systems lid must be removed. To remove the systems lid, the locking pin at the rear must be depressed while the lid is push back towards the catch. The SSD can then be removed by gently lifting the attached tag.

The system must be powered down while the SSD is being removed or reinserted.

The system lid can be reattached by positioning the locating lugs with the mounting holes and the LabSat logo facing forward. The lid will automatically lock by pressing down and sliding forward.

Note: Due to the high sustained data rates required for wideband recording, not all SSD devices are compatible with LabSat 3 Wideband. Only drives supplied by Racelogic are supported.

LabSat 3 Wideband SSD Format

To format an SSD with LabSat 3 Wideband, the user should select the following options:

MENU > File > Format SDD > Yes, as shown below.

LS3W Format.png

Note: Firmware version 1.0.414 and higher support formatting SSDs from other settings to Linux EXT4.


LabSat 3 Wideband File Transfer

To connect LabSat 3 Wideband to a PC, connect an Ethernet cable between the system and the PC. Ensure that a static IP address or DHCP is set within the LAN menu, enter the ‘About’ menu to view the allocated IP address. Open a file explorer window on the PC and enter \\ followed by the IP address. See example below.


Files can also be copied from the LabSat 3 Wideband internal SSD via SD or USB media. The user can do this by following the steps below.

  1. Connect/insert SD or USB media
  2. Highlight the file requiring transfer
  3. Press 'OK' and then 'OK' again to enter the 'File' menu
  4. Select 'Copy' and choose the media location

Note: Any SD card used for file transfer must be in exFAT format. USB media being connected can be in any Linux format that supports files larger than 4GB, alternatively exFAT formatting can also be used.

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