Argos Bird PTT
Argos Bird PTT by Syrlinks Wildlife
is an argos tracking beacon fitted to wildlife tracking.
Argos Bird – MRBA-25G – is a PTT – Platform Transmitter Terminal – for tracking birds over 800g. It uses solar panels and miniature electronic components for long-term monitoring. To avoid a change in behavior of the animal on which it is placed, the PTT has been designed to not exceed 3% of the total animal weight. Argos bird PTT is also distinguished by a very small footprint, advanced technical performances and a reduced price to draw more animals with the same budget.
For a faultless accuracy of positioning, Syrlinks has embedded a GNSS receiver (GPS/Galileo) in the Argos PTT. The position of the animal will be permanently known with positioning accuracy below 10 meters. Finally, a number of sensors have been fitted to meet the needs of scientists depending on the species tracked: accelerometer, temperature, pressure, immersion…
Argos bird PTT is a very complete Argos tracking beacon which offers great opportunities for scientific monitoring of animals both for one-off follow-ups and for large tagging campaigns.
Reference : MRBA-25G
Solar panel associated to embedded battery charger
Accelerometer, immersion, temperature, brightness, ect.
MRBA-25G: Detailed Specification
- ARGOS Platform Transmitter Terminal (Argos PTT)
- Rechargeable battery (444 mWh)
- Solar panel
- Ultra low power 32 bits microcontroller with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE)
- Embedded battery charger
- Temperature sensor
- Accelerometer (for saving energy when no movement detected)
- Ultra low power GNSS receiver for precise positioning
- Immersion sensor:
o Stopping underwater emissions: energy saving
o Counter of the number of dives
- Dimensions: W 71 x W 27 x H 13 (mm)
- Mass: ~ 25g
- Temperature range: -20 ° C to + 55 ° C
- Output RF power: 4 levels available : 60, 190, 250, 500 mW
- ARGOS transmission frequency: 401.650 MHz
- Modulation: BPSK: ± 1.1 Rad
- Spurious emissions < -50 dBc
- Adjustable emission cycle ratio: 180s could be tuned before delivery (between 60s to 300s)
- Power Supply Voltage: 3.0 to 4.2V (Lithium Rechargeable Battery)
- 4 attachment points for attachment to the bird
- Waterproofness up to 10 meters (target & will be confirmed after final certification)
- Estimated lifetime : above 2 years depending environmental conditions