TDR10-F-297 Product Information

TDR10-F-297

TDR10-F-297

Wildlife Computers Time-Depth Recorders (TDR) are data-archiving tags designed for tracking fine-scale movements of marine animals. A TDR10 is a cost-effective tag that works best on animals that can be captured twice such as pinnipeds, sea turtles, and penguins.

Overview

The TDR10 tags come in a variety of shapes with a variety of sensor options for gathering sample data including depth, temperature, light, wet/dry, acceleration, and stomach temperature (using the stomach temperature pill linked to a TDR). TDR10 tags can also come equipped with Fastloc® GPS. Fastloc acquires highly accurate locations in under a second.

Key Benefits of TDR10 Tags

  • Fine-scale, high-resolution sample data
  • High-sample rates
  • Best possible digital resolution
  • Most complete data set
  • Highly accurate locations
  • Fast acquisition
  • Stored GPS snapshots
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Hundreds of achievable location per day

Data Products

Different tag models offer different data products.

Available Data Products

TDR10-F
TDR10-X
TDR10-FX
TDR10-BX
TDR10-LX
Depth Archive
Temperature Archive
Light Archive
Wet/Dry Archive
Acceleration 3-Axis Archive
Stomach Temperature Archive
Fastloc Archive

Recovery Options for TDR Tags:

Payload Recovery Device—a great way to recover data with minimal effort and disturbance. From over 200 m away, the Payload Recovery Device will detach from the animal with a radio command.

Float Packages—if you cannot recapture your animal another option is to attach the TDR10 to a float package that will release from the animal and then recovered. For example, a suction cup attachment on a cetacean. A SPOT tag, like our Asset Recovery tag, can be used to assist in finding the float package.

Asset Recovery Tag—A SPOT tag can be attached to the animal in order to locate it, recapture it, and recover the TDR10. This tag can also be incorporated into a float package that holds the TDR10.

User Guide/Software

TDR10 Manual
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.
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.
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.

Specifications

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 typeExternally mounted***
SensorsDepth, Temperature, Light-level, Wet/Dry, 3D Accelerometer, Stomach Temperature, Fastloc GPS***
Depth Sensor Range0-1700m, 0-2000m***
Depth Sensor Resolution0.5 m, 1 m***
Depth Sensor Accuracy± 1% of reading
Temperature Sensor Range-40 °C to 60 °C
Temperature Sensor Resolution0.05 °C
Temperature Sensor Accuracy± 0.1 °C
Light Sensor (When Installed)5 x 10-12W cm-2 to 5 x 10-2W cm-2
3D Accelerometer Range± 2g
3D Accelerometer resolution0.05 m-2
Stomach Temperature Resolution± 0.1 °C
Stomach Temperature Accuracy± 0.3 °C
Maximum Sampling Rate32 Hz
Pressure Rating (m)Up to 2000 m
Operating Temperature Rating (°C)-20 °C to 50 °C
Recommended Storage Temperature Range (°C)-20 °C to 5 °C
Conductivity Operational Limits0.1 S m-1 to 5 S m-1
Memory1 GB
Length, Width, Height, Weight, Wet/Dry Sensor, Maximum Deployment Length***

*** indicates the specification is dependent upon the configuration model

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