Lotek has introduced an innovative family of GPS products (LiteTrack) intended for small mammals. The collars collect positions at users’ specified rate, feature a VHF beacon and are optionally capable of remote download of collected data. The collars come in a variety of sizes and can weigh from just below 10 grams up to 200g depending on battery configuration, belt type and size. The operating life varies with battery configuration, application and study needs and objectives. Battery life can be more than doubled using ‘SWIFT’ fixes strategy. Please contact one of our telemetry consultants to discuss your study needs. We look forward to finding out what species you want to use these miniature collars on, and what you will discover.
Estimating animal travel rates in terrestrial dead-reckoning systems, Tri-axial dynamic acceleration as a proxy for animal energy expenditure, Relationship between oxygen consumption and body acceleration
|Model||LiteTrack 30||LiteTrack 40|
|Housing size (LxWxH) (mm)||20 x 37 x 24||20 x 45.5 x 24|
|VHF life  (days)||~10||~150|
|GPS life  (Std / SWIFT fixes)|
|1 year||4 / 11 |
|2 years||1 / 4 |
1. This is an estimate of how long the VHF beacon continues to operate after GPS records its last scheduled fix.
2. Number of fixes per day to achieve desired operating life.
3. 2h VHF per day
Frequency Range: 148MHz to 174MHz
Standard adjustment (mm):
LiteTrack 30: ±10
LiteTrack 40: ±20
Collar width (mm):
LiteTrack 30: 10
LiteTrack 40: 15
Collar circumference (mm):
LiteTrack 30: 130 (115) – 250
LiteTrack 40: 160 (140) – 300
Lower collar circumference is achieved by adding foam padding.