The Rainier-S20 is a solar-powered, GPS-equipped Argos transmitter (PTT) tag specifically designed for birds. The Rainier-S20 is suitable for birds weighing as little as 650 grams to be tracked with GPS precision and accuracy over land and sea for multiple seasons.
The Rainier-S20 has a very low profile and sports a powerful and flexible antenna, smooth surfaces, and rounded edges with no sharp/cutting finishes. The design helps minimize mass, drag, and risk of injury to the bird.
The tag’s intelligent, low-power design incorporates our latest Argos-certified transmitter, a 48-channel GPS receiver, temperature, battery voltage, tilt, and accelerometer sensors. A non-volatile memory with the capacity to store up to 58,000 locations (about 6.5 years of GPS locations based on one location per hour). The small, solid cast 20 g package is waterproof and tested to 100 m depth.
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Here are some of the key features of the Rainier-S20.
This user guide gives you all the essential information needed for interacting with, configuring, and deploying this tag.
Administer settings to your tag.
Below are the physical specifications of the Rainier-S20.
|Dimensions(LxWxH)||56 mm x 18 mm x 14 mm|
|Tag weight (excluding neoprene)||20 grams|
|Construction||Solid cast/hermetically sealed in biologically inert epoxy resin|
|Antenna||GPS patch antenna embedded. Argos antenna 200 mm. Protrudes from back edge of transmitter at 30° to the horizontal|
|Pressure Rating||Tested to 100 m depth|
|Memory/Archive||Approximately 58,000 GPS locations timestamped to the nearest second|
|Operating Frequency||401.678 MHz|
|Operating Life||Solar tags >3 years|
|Sensors||GPS, temperature, battery voltage, accelerometer, tilt|
|GPS Accuracy||Coordinate positions are recorded to four decimal places yielding accuracy to +/- 11 m|
|Operating Temperature Range||0° C to 65° C|
|Communications||Via USB port and Tag Agent user interface software|
|Battery Charging||Solar or USB|
|Recovery Pinger||Optional in future designs, not currently activated|
|Battery||Lithium polymer rechargeable battery|
|RF Power Output||Maximum 500 mW, typically 200 mW when deployed|
|Tag On/Off Protocol||Using a magnet cover|
|Supply Voltage||3.0 to 4.0 volts|