The MiniPAT is a pop-up archival transmitting tag (PAT tag, also known as a PSAT). It is a sophisticated combination of archival and Argos satellite technology. PAT tags are designed to track the large-scale movements and behavior of fish and other animals which do not spend enough time at the surface to allow the use of real-time Argos satellite tags. Sensor data are collected during deployment and archived in onboard memory. Then on a preset date, the tag releases from its host animal, surfaces, and uploads a summary of the archived data to Argos satellites.
Permanent archive of sampled data:
Data transmitted at release:
This user guide gives you all the essential information needed for interacting with, configuring, and deploying this tag.
Administer settings to your tag.
A statistical model for estimating animal movements. GPE3 is an integrated component of the Wildlife Computers Data Portal and runs exclusively on our servers.
Below are the physical specifications of the MiniPAT. A full description of the features is available on the downloadable MiniPAT Product Features (PDF).
|Sensors||Depth, Temperature, Light|
|Depth sensor range||1700m|
|Depth sensor resolution||0.5 m|
|Depth sensor accuracy||+/- 1% of reading|
|Temperature sensor range||-40° C to 60° C|
|Temperature sensor resolution||0.05° C|
|Temperature sensor accuracy||+/- 0.1° C|
|Conductivity operational limits||0.1 to 5 S/m|
|Light sensor||5 x 10-12W.cm-2 to 5 x 10-2W.cm-2|
|Pressure rating (m)||2000m|
|Operating temperature rating (°C)||-20° C to 50° C|
|Recommended storage temperature range (°C)||-20° C to 5° C|
|Maximum deployment length||2 years|