Animal and telemetry data are priceless but recovering that data can be challenging. A payload recovery device is the best way to recover your data with minimal effort and disturbance to the animal. Designed for pinnipeds, the PRD-RP (Payload Recovery Device-Remote Pinniped) can survive onshore abuse and depths up to 2,000 meters. There are many ways to find the device including Argos locations, a strobe light, or a UHF beacon. The PRD-RP can be used multiple times so the same valuable payload can be used again right away. The PRD-RP is the only commercially available release system suitable for deployments on seals, sea lions, and fur seals. As a bonus, there are no shipping restrictions with the device, unlike other squib-style release mechanisms.
Below are the physical specifications of the PRD-RP.
|Animal Attachment||Epoxy, glue, or other adhesive|
|Payload Attachment||Epoxy, glue, or other adhesive|
|Dimension (no payload)(LxWxH)||117 mm x 88 mm x 29 mm|
|Weight In Air (no payload)||327 grams|
|Payload Platform||105 mm x 67 mm|
|Pressure Rating||2,000 m|
|Operating Temperature Range||-20° C to 50° C|
|Operating Life||Years—duration depends on device settings|
|Conductivity Operational Limits||0.1 to 5 S/m|
|Transmitter Frequency||401.678 MHz|
|Transmitter Power Output||500 mW|
|Receiver sensitivity||-97 dBm|