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: no magnet required
- Frequency Tolerance - to <100Hz: stable operation throughout tag life
- Supports activation programming: extends transmitter's operational life
- Digitally encoded transmission: multiple detections on a single frequency
At the heart of the NanoTag-series transmitter is a technological breakthrough in micro-circuitry design. NanoTag brings three distinct technologies, radio, digital processing and infrared, together on a single 2.8mm2 ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit) to meet requirements long sought within the fisheries research field. A very small, highly stable and field proven radio transmitter with a long operational life relative to its size is now available.
NanoTag series radio transmitters are primarily designed for use with LOTEK digitally encoded systems. Based upon a proprietary coding scheme, our coded telemetry systems allow over 500 transmitters to be assigned on a single frequency, while retaining the ability to identify individual animals. This capability significantly reduces the need for additional frequencies over conventional pulsed or beeper systems, with a corresponding reduction in overall scan time. Spatial and temporal resolution 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, as well as be programmed for diurnal operation.
|NanoTag||Physical Specifications||Calculated Life (days)*|
|NTQ - 1||5 x 3 x 10||0.25||10||21||33|
|NTQ - 2||5 x 3 x 10||0.30||16||33||52|
|NTC-M-1||5 x 3 x 14||0.37||10||21||33|
|NTC-M-2||5 x 3 x 14||0.43||16||33||52|
|NTC-M-3||7 x 4 x 15||0.55||20||41||64|
|NTC-3-1||6 x 4 x 15||0.80||20||41||64|
|NTC-3-2||6 x 4 x 16||1.10||39||80||124|
|NTC-4-2S||8 x 15||1.40||79***||163***||***|
|NTC-4-2L||8 x 18||2.10||79||162||251|
|NTC-6-1||9 x 22||2.80||113||232||357|
|NTC-6-2||9 x 30||4.30||215||441||678|
* Calculated Life is typical or average life for given model number. Warranty Life is 80% of Calculated Life.
** Stated weight in air may vary by ±5%
*** Maximum warranty life of model NTC-4-2S is 77 days based upon encapsulation method.
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).