Trimble S5 "Multiple Reflective Objects Detected"
To any and all Trimble guys out there...
I have a Trimble S5 robotic TS paired with an Active Track 360 Prism which has recently been throwing the following error: "Multiple Reflective Objects Detected"
This would make sense with multiple targets or in a highly reflective environment, but I am getting this code while in an open field or the woods during topo.
It only throws this error when shooting in Standard mode and does not allow me to store the shot. It does not throw the code while in tracking mode, but this is not acceptable for me.
I have checked all the usual suspects... Firmware updates, clean/clear optics, varied outdoor conditions, batteries, etc.
If anyone has seen/dealt with this problem and has a solution, I am all ears!
It's possible your active track - IR pulse from the active prism - is catching the glabrous edge of a nearby Yaupon leaf or reflective moisture of a leaf. I have seen an S series robot lock on the sun glint of a shiny leaf before (passive mode)
Does the instrument do this when observing reflectorless to other objects? Or to a passive prism?
My first inclination would be to check the AT360, especially if it is throwing the error in open conditions. Compare against another instrument if possible, or have the dealer check it out.
Edit to add: the AT360 was designed and intended to be used as an active prism because it does use the reflective foil rather than a prism. Turning off active tracking greatly increases the odds that the error will be returned.
Mine does that, it likes my reflective vest. Usually it's because it's not locked on the actual target or it is and you are standing behind it. Try to put the target above your head if you can.
Sometimes setting monuments rod has to take his vest off to get it to settle down and shut up.
"But my Trimble Dealer said that can't happen with active targets...". :silly: