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.
PRD-RP (Payload Recovery Device-Remote Pinniped) User Guide
This user guide gives you all the essential information needed for interacting with, configuring, and deploying this device.
RRC (Remote Release Controller) User Guide
This user guide gives you all the essential information needed for interacting with and configuring the remote controller. The remote controller works to release the PRD-RP from the animal.
64-bit USB Driver 18-Dec-2017
Driver for the Wildlife Computers USB-Blue communications cable. A 32-bit version is available on our Downloads page.
Administer settings to your tag.
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|