NanoTag Series Coded Radio Transmitters
- Product Sheet
Introducing the smallest coded radio transmitter in the world: 1/4 gram NTQ
LOTEK NanoTag Series transmitters furnish researchers with a tool to collect previously unavailable data regarding movement of animals in their natural environment.
The NanoTag Series’ field-proven, energy efficient design delivers a highly stable signal, while its diminutive size and relatively long operational life enable biologists to collect data on smaller species over longer periods than ever before.
- Infrared Activation and deactivation: Eliminates need for magnet removal/attachment on the transmitter during field sessions.
- Frequency Tolerance: To ± 500Hz (DSP500 spec.). This results in stable output power at the specified frequency throughout the life of the tag.
- Operational Range: 147MHz to 168MHz
- At 0.1s burst interval increments, for more efficient use of scan times and increased detection probability.
- Programmable for 12 hr. ON/OFF operation, to further extend operational life.
- Also available as non-coded “beeper” transmitter.
At the heart of the NanoTag Series transmitter lies a technological breakthrough in microcircuitry design. NanoTag brings three distinct technologies - radio, digital processing and infrared - together on a single 2.8mm2 ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit). Applying thin-thick film hybrid techniques, the ASIC and advanced surface mount components are then populated on a ceramic substrate.
NanoTag’s intended biotelemetry application meets requirements long sought within the field of fisheries research for a small and highly stable coded transmitter with a long operational life.
NanoTag series radio transmitters are primarily designed for use with Lotek digitally encoded systems. Based upon a proprietary coding scheme, our coded radio telemetry systems allow over 500 transmitters to be assigned on a single frequency, while retaining the ability to identify individual animals. This capability reduces the need for additional frequencies over conventional pulse/beeper systems, with a corresponding reduction in overall scan time. Spatial and temporal resolutions are enhanced accordingly. Burst rate/intervals selected for the NanoTag transmitter can be specified in 0.1 second increments to best meet application and operational life needs. Specifying a daily activity cycle for the transmitter further extends operational life in mobile tracking studies.
|NanoTag||Physical Specifications||Calculated Life (days)*|
(w x h x l)
|NTQ - 1||5 x 3 x 10||0.26||10||21||33||55|
|NTQ - 2||5 x 3 x 10||0.31||16||33||52||87|
|NTC-M-1||5 x 3 x 14||0.37||5/10||19/21||19/33||43/55|
|NTC-M-2||5 x 3 x 14||0.43||8/16||18/33||31/52||68/87|
|NTC-M-3||7 x 4 x 15||0.55||9/20||22/41||38/64||84/107|
|NTC-3-1||6 x 4 x 15||0.80||20||41||64||84|
|6x4x16 / 6x5x12||1.10 / 0.67||19/39||43/80||74/124||162/208|
|8x15 / 8x12||1.40 / 1.0||38/79**||87/163**||**||**|
|8x18 / 8x18||2.10 / 1.6||38/79||87/163||150/251||328/421|
|9x22 / 9x15||2.10 / 1.6||54/113||124/232||213/357||467/599|
|9x30 / 9x25||4.30 / 2.6||104/215||235/441||405/678||887/1137|
* Calculated Life is typical or average life for given model number.
Warranty Life is 80% of Calculated Life. Maximum warranty life is three (3) years.
Calculated life for DSP500 spec (NTC only)/non-DSP500 (long-life option specified).
** Maximum warranty life of model NTC-4-2S is 77 days based upon encapsulation method.
*** Stated weight in air may vary by ±5%
Specifications based on internal implantation. Weight includes battery pack and standard (18 cm) antenna.
Intended for operation within the temperature range 0º and 35º C.
NanoTag product sheet (PDF).