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CART Series

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Combined acoustic/radio transmitters

The Lotek CART series of transmitters was introduced to minimize the impact on threatened or endangered fish species that traverse multiple environments where use of a single telemetry tracking technology (radio or acoustic) is sub-optimum. CART transmitters allow researchers to monitor fish in freshwater or saltwater, in areas characterized by shallow depths and turbid, high flow, as well as areas of greater depth. CART minimizes the impact on the species of interest by providing a single transmitting tag solution to studying animals in almost any environment. CART permits tracking anadromous species in river headwaters, the open ocean and everywhere between. CART offers real time sensor data (temperature, pressure/depth, bi-modal motion) transmission providing a deeper insight to animal behavior.


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  • Available as ID-only or ID plus real time sensor data transmission (temperature, pressure/depth, motion)
  • Product Features

    • Allows researchers to leverage existing receiver infrastructuire and share data with colleagues thereby reducing costs and impact on species.
    • For use in all environments, including shallow and deep freshwater, estuaries and coastal/open oceans.
    • Combines radio and acoustic transmission on a single device thereby elliminating the need for double tagging.
    • Compatible with multiple acoustic receiving systems, including WHS, JSATS, MAP and Rcode, and coded radio (SRX 800) systems.
    • Compatible with both coastal scale and fine scale wireless acoustic positioning systems (UMAP-positioning software).
    • Available in ID-only or ID plus sensors (temperature, pressure/depth, motion).
    • Flexible duty cycle (acoustic/radio and multi-sensor) to optimize detection rates and data acquisition.
    • Rapid transmission rates (to 2 seconds) for efficient mobile tracking and high resolution 2D/3D very fine scale positioning.
  • Product Applications

    Studies of migration activity of anadromous species from the ocean to the spawning site, studies of lake dwellers moving between shallow and deep freshwater, microhabitat utilization and species interaction, manual tracking, autonomous datalogging, presence/absence and 2D/3D positioning, monitoring of fish entrainment around hydro facilities during migration.

  • Product Specifications

    Model Physical specifications [1] Calculated life (days) (Std / HP) [2]
      Size (ØxL) (mm) Weight (g) Acoustic=5s
    Radio=5s
    Acoustic=10s
    Radio=10s
    Acoustic=20s
    Radio=20s
    Acoustic=60s
    Radio=60s
    J-CART Compatible with both JSATS acoustic and SRX coded radio receiving systems
    J-CART-16-25 16 x 57 17 1032 1933 3430 N/A
    J-CART-14-12 14 x 40 8.0 273 497 846 N/A
    J-CART Sensors Temperature, Pressure, Motion, Temp/Press, Press/Motion available in SRX Radio mode only
    M-CART (76 KHz) Compatible with both MAP acoustic and SRX coded radio receiving systems – 76 KHz MAP
    MM-MC-8-SO 8.5 x 43 6.3 17 34 65 179
    MM-MC-11-SO 11 x 43 8.0 17 34 65 179
    MM-MC-11-28 12 x 62 12 83 164 321 889
    MM-MC-11-45 12 x 78 16 129 255 499 1383
    MM-MC-16-25 16 x 63 28 170 / 49 338 / 99 665 / 197 1882 / 580
    MM-MC-16-33 16 x 73 31 232 / 67 460 / 135 907 / 268 2567 / 790
    MM-MC-16-50 16 x 86 37 371 / 108 736 / 215 1451 / 429 4107 / 1265
    M-CART (200 KHz) Compatible with both MAP acoustic and SRX coded radio receiving systems – 200 KHz MAP
    MM-MC-8-SO 8.5 x 43 6.3 22 44 85 224
    MM-MC-11-SO 11 x 43 8.0 22 44 85 224
    MM-MC-11-28 12 x 62 12 113 222 432 1164
    MM-MC-11-45 12 x 78 16 176 346 672 1810
    MM-MC-16-25 16 x 63 28 317 / 98 626 / 194 1217 / 385 3287 / 1116
    MM-MC-16-33 16 x 73 31 433 / 133 853 / 265 1659 / 525 4482 / 1521
    MM-MC-16-50 16 x 86 37 692 / 213 1365 / 424 2655 / 840 7172 / 2434
    M-CART Sensors Temperature, Pressure, Motion, Temp/Press, Press/Motion available in either/both modes
      Acoustic=60s
    Radio=5s
    Acoustic=60s
    Radio=10s
    Acoustic=120s
    Radio=5s
    Acoustic=120s
    Radio=10s
    R-CART Compatible with both Rcode acoustic and SRX coded radio receiving systems
    MM-RC-8-SO 8.5 x 43 6.3 66 98 77 125
    MM-RC-11-SO 11 x 43 8.0 66 98 77 125
    MM-RC-11-28 12 x 62 12 321 480 376 617
    MM-RC-11-45 12 x 78 16 499 747 585 959
    MM-RC-16-25 16 x 63 28 807 / 388 1146 / 453 991 / 595 1558 / 763
    MM-RC-16-33 16 x 73 31 1101 / 529 1563 / 618 1352 / 811 2124 / 1040
    MM-RC-16-50 16 x 86 37 1761 / 847 2501 / 989 2163 / 1297 3398 / 1664
    R-CART Sensors Temperature, Pressure, Motion, Temp/Press, Press/Motion available in SRX Radio mode only
      Acoustic=60s
    MAP=5s
    Radio=5s
    Acoustic=60s
    MAP=10s
    Radio=10s
    Acoustic=120s
    MAP=5s
    Radio=5s
    Acoustic=120s
    MAP=10s
    Radio=10s
    MRCART TRI-MODE Compatible with 76 KHz MAP acoustic, 69 KHz Rcode acoustic and SRX coded VHF radio receiving systems
    MM-MRC-8-SO 8.5 x 43 6.3 17 98 77 125
    MM-MRC-11-SO 11 x 43 8.0 17 98 77 125
    MM-MRC-11-28 12 x 62 12 83 480 376 617
    MM-MRC-11-45 12 x 78 16 129 236 134 253
    MM-MRC-16-25 16 x 63 28 166 / 46 306 / 85 173 / 48 329 / 92
    MM-MRC-16-33 16 x 73 31 227 / 63 417 / 116 236 / 66 449 / 126
    MM-MRC-16-50 16 x 86 37 363 / 101 667 / 186 377 / 105 718 / 201
    MRCART Sensors Temperature, Pressure, Motion, Temp/Press, Press/Motion available in SRX Radio and/or MAP acoustic modes
    Transmitter options Additional Additional [3] Derating  
    Motion 0 x 0 0.0 < 1%  
    Temp+Press 0 x 5 0.5 – 3.0 < 1%  
    Press+Motion 0 x 5 0.5 – 3.0 < 1%  

    Tolerance on all specifications is ± 5%
    Sensors available in MAP Acoustic and SRX Radio modes only.
    1. Sensor length and weight are in addition to the ID-only specifications.
    2. HP = High Power – Acoustic Mode Only
    3. Sensor weight increase 0.5g for 8.5 mm diameter tag and 3g for 16 mm diameter tag.

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