FastGPS is fast acquisition GPS technology designed for marine animals which only surface briefly. Raw locations and basic dive data are then relayed back to the researcher via the Argos satellite system.
Unique FastGPS technology enables a snapshot of GPS signals to be taken in a fraction of a second compared to conventional GPS which can take tens of seconds.
Argos messages are automatically retrieved by a secure web server and stored in a secure cloud database. The FastGPS raw data is automatically post-processed and can be viewed and downloaded via a secure web portal.
Ideal packaging for sharks, pinnipeds and marine turtles in situations where there is little or no chance of recapturing to recover the data.
|Model||F6F 176A||F6G 276E||F6G 276F||F6G 376A||F6G 676A|
|Life  (days)||140||281||TBA||TBA||845|
|Size (LxWxH) (mm)||96 x 19 x 80||100 x 44 x 31||101 x 44 x 32||115 x 64 x 43.5||164 x 75 x 62|
|Max depth (m)||1000||2000||2000||2000||2000|
1. Estimated life calculated with hourly FastGPS locations and a daily limit of 200 Argos transmissions.
Calibrated sensor range: -5˚C to 40˚C
Depth sensor ranges: 200m, 500m, 2000m
Depth sensor accuracy: ±1% of Full Scale
Depth sensor resolution: ~0.025% of Full Scale
Temperature sensor range: -40˚C to 60˚C
Temperature sensor accuracy: ±0.2˚C
Temperature sensor resolution: better than 0.05˚C
Argos transmit power: 500mW
Operating temperature range: – 20˚C to 50˚C