Collar-integrated small mammal GPS tracker

Ina Kundu, Sean Rice, Kevin Klug, Hao Chen, Elizabeth Marquez, Yizhou Zhong, Michael W Marcellin, Kathleen L Melde

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Abstract

A position beaconing system for tracking small mammals, such as the Golden Lion Tamarin, was developed and tested. GPS acquires location of the animal. The system utilizes a VHF radio transmitter tuned to 144.390 MHz, which is located in the amateur radio band. APRS was selected as the protocol for position, transmission, and recovery. This allows users to benefit from any existing APRS enabled devices. The beacon was designed by attempting to optimize operational longevity and minimize size. Consequently, the system is implemented on a single board and enclosed for protection. As the system must be comfortable for the mammal, it was manufactured from lightweight components and enclosed in a plastic housing. To attach the case to the mammal, it is connected to a flexible, zig-zag, wearable antenna, which functions as a collar.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Telemetering Conference
Volume49
StatePublished - 2013
EventITC/USA 2013: 49th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition - Meeting all the Challenges of Telemetry, 2013 - Las Vegas,NV, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2013Oct 24 2013

Other

OtherITC/USA 2013: 49th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition - Meeting all the Challenges of Telemetry, 2013
CountryUnited States
CityLas Vegas,NV
Period10/21/1310/24/13

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Keywords

  • APRS
  • Golden lion tamarin
  • GPS
  • Lightweight tracker
  • Radio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Instrumentation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Signal Processing

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Kundu, I., Rice, S., Klug, K., Chen, H., Marquez, E., Zhong, Y., ... Melde, K. L. (2013). Collar-integrated small mammal GPS tracker. In Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference (Vol. 49)

Collar-integrated small mammal GPS tracker. / Kundu, Ina; Rice, Sean; Klug, Kevin; Chen, Hao; Marquez, Elizabeth; Zhong, Yizhou; Marcellin, Michael W; Melde, Kathleen L.

Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference. Vol. 49 2013.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kundu, I, Rice, S, Klug, K, Chen, H, Marquez, E, Zhong, Y, Marcellin, MW & Melde, KL 2013, Collar-integrated small mammal GPS tracker. in Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference. vol. 49, ITC/USA 2013: 49th Annual International Telemetering Conference and Technical Exhibition - Meeting all the Challenges of Telemetry, 2013, Las Vegas,NV, United States, 10/21/13.
Kundu I, Rice S, Klug K, Chen H, Marquez E, Zhong Y et al. Collar-integrated small mammal GPS tracker. In Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference. Vol. 49. 2013
Kundu, Ina ; Rice, Sean ; Klug, Kevin ; Chen, Hao ; Marquez, Elizabeth ; Zhong, Yizhou ; Marcellin, Michael W ; Melde, Kathleen L. / Collar-integrated small mammal GPS tracker. Proceedings of the International Telemetering Conference. Vol. 49 2013.
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