A coded tracking telemetry system

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Edited by: Charles J. Amlaner Jr.


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We describe the general characteristics of an automated radio telemetry system designed to operate for prolonged periods on a single frequency. Each transmitter sends a unique coded signal to a receiving system that encodes and records only the appropriater, pre-programmed codes. A record of the time of each reception is stored on diskettes in a micro-computer. This system enables continuous monitoring of infrequent signals (e.g. one per minute or one per hour), thus extending operation life or allowing size reduction of the transmitter, compared to conventional wildlife telemetry. Furthermore, when using unique codes transmitted on a single frequency, biologists can monitor many individuals without exceeding the radio frequency allocations for wildlife.
Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title A coded tracking telemetry system
Year Published 1989
Language English
Publisher University of Arkansas Press
Publisher location Fayetteville
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description xvii, 733
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Subtype Other Government Series
Larger Work Title Biotelemetry X: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium on Biotelemetry
First page 103
Last page 107
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