TDR10 tags are flexible data-archiving instruments (also called “data loggers”). They can support multiple sensor channels and high-frequency sampling rates. TDR10s can be configured with a variety of sensors, battery configurations and memory capacities. Archival tags must be physically recovered to retrieve the data.
- The TDR10 comes in a wide variety of configurations that incorporate different sensors and battery capacity.
- Combinations of Depth, Temperature, Light-level, 3-D accelerometers, 3-D magnetometers, Speed and Stomach Temperature sensors are standard.
- Sampling rates of up to 32 samples per second are supported.
- 1 Gigabyte of memory is standard.
- A wet/dry sensor is included in some configurations.
- The Fastloc® GPS option can be incorporated when high-resolution locations are required.
The TDR10 is configurable with a wide variety of sensors. Fastloc® GPS is available on several configurations.
Below are the general physical specifications of TDR10 tags.
|Attachment type||Externally mounted***|
|Sensors||Depth, Temperature, Light-level, 3D Accelerometers, 3D Magnetometers, Stomach Temperature ***|
|Depth sensor range||0-200m, 0-1700m, 0-2000m ***|
|Depth sensor resolution||0.5 m|
|Depth sensor accuracy||+/- 1% of reading|
|Temperature sensor range||-40 to 60°C|
|Temperature sensor resolution||0.05°C|
|Temperature sensor accuracy||+/- 0.1°C|
|Light sensor||5 x 10-12W.cm-2 to 5 x 10-2W.cm-2|
|3D Accelerometer range||+/- 2g|
|3D Accelerometer resolution||0.05m/s/s|
|3D Magnetometer range||+/- 100 nanotesla|
|3D Magnetometer resolution||0.2 nanotesla|
|Speed sensor range||0-5.0 meters/sec|
|Speed sensor resolution||0.01 meters/sec|
|Stomach temperature range||0 to 50°C|
|Stomach temperature resolution||+/- 0.1°C|
|Stomach temperature accuracy||+/- 0.3°C|
|Maximum sampling rate||32 Hertz (32 samples/sec)|
|Pressure rating (m)||Up to 2000m ***|
|Operating temperature rating (°C)||-20 to 50°C|
|Recommended storage temperature range (°C)||5 to -20°C|
|Conductivity operational limits||0.1 to 5 S/m|
|Maximum deployment length||***|
*** indicates the specification is dependent upon the configuration model
The TDR10 provides a time-series of readings from each sensor.
A full suite of data products are easily constructed from the sampled data using our WC-DAP program. These data products are compatible with the data products that are transmitted by our Pop-up and SPLASH tags.
- Tracking Data: Light-based Geolocation, Fastloc® (when feature included in configuration)
- Diving Behavior: Dive-Duration Histograms, Dive-Max-Depth Histograms, Dive-Profile Log, Time-at-Depth Histograms
- Haulout Behavior: 20-Minute Timeline, %-Dry Timeline, Dry-Deep-Neither Timeline
- Temperature Profiles: Profile of Depth and Temp (PDT), Time-Series Temperature, Time-at-Temperature Histograms
- Stomach Temperature
This “Tag and Host User Guide” is the generic manual for our SPLASH10, TDR10 and Mk10-PAT models of tags. It provides detailed description of the features of this family of tags. Includes instructions on how to use the Mk10Host program to set up and deploy the TDR10 tags.
Mk10Host (Mk10 Host Program for the TDR10) Version: 1.26.2008 17-Jul-2014
Installs the Mk10Host program which is used to communicate with TDR10 tags. Mk10Host allows you to set up the TDR10’s deployment parameters. It also allows you to download archived data when the tag is recovered.
WC-DAP (Wildlife Computers Data Analysis Programs) Version: 3.0.369.0 05-Jan-2016
An integrated suite of programs to decode and visualize tag data downloaded from Argos and recovered tags. Also processes Fastloc® GPS and light-based geolocation data to calculate latitude and longitude estimates.
WC-GPE2 (Wildlife Computers Global Position Estimator) Version: 2.00.0027 11-Apr-2014
Produces light-based geolocation latitude and longitude estimates. Although this program is integrated with WC-DAP it must be installed separately.