Payload Recovery Device
Animal and telemetry data are priceless but recovering that data can be challenging. The Payload Recovery Device is the best way to recover your data with minimal effort and disturbance to the animal. Designed for pinnipeds, the Payload Recovery Device 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 Payload Recovery Device can be used multiple times so the same valuable payload can be used again right away. The Payload Recovery Device 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 Payload Recovery Device unlike other squib-style release mechanisms.
- Remote release—radio triggered release from over 200 meters.
- On-demand—researcher initiates the release.
- Rugged—can withstand the abuse of large animals on the rookery.
- Multi-use—field refurbishment allows for multiple deployments.
- Recovery aids—Argos locations, UHF radio beacon, and strobe light.
- Generic payload platform—any device can be carried, limited only by size.
- Pressure rated—can survive up to 2,000 meters.
- Shippable—no shipping restrictions.
Below are the physical specifications of the Payload Recovery Device.
|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|
|Transmitter frequency||401.678 MHz|
|Transmitter power output||500 mW|
|Receiver sensitivity||-97 dBm|