GPS/GSM Dataloggers

Aquila's GPS/GSM dataloggers are highly specialised devices supporting research of habitat preferences, territories and movements of animals. Thanks to the latest technology solutions implemented already at the project's stage we have the ability to offer wide range of devices adjusted to the client's needs in terms of both physical parameters as well as functionality.

The solar powered dataloggers offer, apart from standard functionality like the geographical coordinates collection, capability of gathering additional information such as altitude, speed and course. Thanks to its modular structure, installation of a wide variety of additional sensors and functions can be performed, facilitating the collection of suitable research' data which, transferred from the device by means of the GSM telephony network, allows implementation for further storage, analysis and end-user presentation by means of the "AquilaSystem-GPS" module - world-wide pioneer solution for telemetry data visualisation, part of the "AquilaSystem" concept.

The use of the mobile telephony network (GSM) resulted in a huge cut in the data acquisition costs and enabled device's monitoring as well as the configuration to be performed remotely without the necessity of re-capturing the animal.

Access to the latest vehicle design technologies facilitates optimalisation of the Aquila datalogger's housing from both motoric and aerodynamic perspective, allowing not only to sustain the minimal device's physical parameters but also to consider tracked animal's comfort already at the design stage.

Compared to other solutions available on the market, Aquila's GPS/GSM dataloggers offer a massive (over 100 times) increase in data acquisition frequency, reducing by 2/3rd the costs of both the device and the data transfer.

 

Standard technical parameters:

  • weight: from 20g
  • power: solar charged battery
  • communication: GSM mobile telephony network
  • data type collection: geographical coordinates, altitude, speed
  • data acquisition frequency: every 3 minutes daily, up to 2 seconds over shorter periods of time
  • data transfer frequency: every 3 minutes daily, up to real time data transfer mode over shorter periods of time
  • night mode: data acquisition frequency every 2 hours
  • cycles: remote configuration
  • communication: use of local gsm providers' connetions possibility (no roaming costs)
  • housing: light, aerodynamic and habitat-friendly
  • modules: various sensor/modules
  • fitting: various fitting methods

 

Advantages over standard satellite transmitters:

  • high data acquisition frequency
  • high data transfer frequency
  • low purchase cost
  • low data acquisition costs
  • remote configuration, including switching on/off the night mode
  • innovative data visualisation and analysis module "AquilaSystem-GPS"

 

Available models:

21g21-gram logger by Aquila.

  • Dedicated for birds with minimum weight of 700g
  • Developed to reduce the dimensions and weight to the minimum
  • Outside dimensions (without brackets): 59x28x16,5mm
  • Mounting type: backpack

                                                                                                                                                          

26-gram logger by Aquila.25g

  • Dedicated for birds with minimum weight of 830g
  • Developed to reduce the surface with contact to bird's body as well as device's height
  • Large panel for improved battery loading efficiency in low light conditions
  • Big, efficient battery
  • Panel expanding beyond the device's shape on both sides in order to reduce the possibility of being covered by feathers
  • Outside dimensions bottom (without brackets): 59x28mm
  • Outside dimensions top (without brackets): 59x37x17,5mm
  • Mounting type: backpack

                                                                                                                                                         

34-gram logger by Aquila.33g

  • Dedicated for birds with minimum weight of 1100g
  • Developed to reduce the surface with contact to bird's body as well as device's height
  • Two large panels for improved battery loading efficiency in prolonging low light conditions and/or low temperatures
  • Big, efficient battery
  • Panels expanding beyond the device's shape in three dimensions in order to reduce the possibility of being covered by even long feathers
  • Outside dimensions bottom (without brackets): 59x28mm
  • Outside dimensions top (without brackets): 85x44x17,5mm
  • Mounting type: backpack

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