TGW-4270-4 GPS/Iridium system
L x W x H
||Life Estimates with Daily Iridium Data Uplink
|1 Year Life GPS||2 Year Life GPS
||1 Year Life QFP||2 Year Life QFP
||2.25 x 1.39 x 1.06
5.7 x 3.5 x 2.7
Operational life estimates are examples calculated by Telonics Product Programmer (TPP) using the following parameters: average environmental temperature of 25°C, expected average time to fix of 75 seconds, successful GPS fix pulse period of 1500 ms, and unsuccessful GPS fix pulse period of 1000 ms. Average time to QFP is 15 seconds. Some VHF duty cycling may be required to achieve the two year operational life estimates. For the TGW-4270-4, VHF is on 8 hours per week at 40 BPM.
GPS/Iridium systems can be configured to meet most study requirements. Please contact Telonics for details.
Cost estimates assume Iridium data will be delivered to a dedicated email account such as Gmail. Data hosting is also available for an additional $5 a month per transmitter, which eliminates the need for a dedicated email account.
There is also a one time $40.00 activation fee per transmitter.
- The system can be programmed to store high accuracy standard GPS and/or QFP-GPS positions in memory. QFP-GPS is Telonics' new rapid fix GPS technology that obtains the data necessary to calculate a GPS position in as little as 3-5 seconds. QFP-GPS technology has been used in marine applications for several years and is now making its way into terrestrial applications. The technology can be used to increase the number of positions collected or extend the time over which positions are collected by as much as 3-6 times relative to standard GPS positioning. Location accuracy for GPS/QFP-GPS is virtually the same as standard GPS.
- Other biologically significant data that can be collected include activity level, temperature, and mortality events. For some marine mammal applications (e.g., polar bears) a saltwater switch can provide information on time spent in and out of sea water.
- Real-time clock calendar (RTC) controls all timing functions and is re-synchronized with GPS time to assure high accuracy event timing.
- All products can be programmed by Telonics Product Programmer (TPP) which uses a graphical user interface. TPP makes it possible for users to program their own systems and simulate performance of the system prior to deployment.
- On-board sensors can be activated or deactivated in the field. Data collection regimes and schedules can be altered as required. Collected sensor data can be selectively included in Iridium uplink transmissions.
- Data Decoding - Data are processed using the Telonics Data Converter (TDC), which supports both the Iridium data collection distribution and the direct download of memory using the TSC-4 or the TSC-7 cable. TDC provides a comma separated value (csv) output file with time stamps for all data collected, along with a map location for use in Google Earth. TDC can be run interactively, or in "batch mode" for hands-off operation. TDC allows you to plot GPS fixes and QFP-GPS locations for presentation using Google Earth.
- Shutdown with a small magnet allows users to turn each of these configurations "on" or "off". When turned "off", TGW-4xxx series based units consume less than 12 µA. Given these low current levels, users can store their units for extended periods with minimal impact on operational life.
- Units can be refurbished to their original condition at the factory.
Iridium Data Transfer System Features - Show
- Complete global coverage with 66 satellites in the constellation orbiting at 780 km above the earth. Upgrades to these satellites will take place starting in late 2015, continuing through 2017.
- Intra-satellite communication means that signals do not rely on ground stations being in-view to transfer data and the system has true worldwide coverage.
- Two-way communications allows for confirmation of received transmissions, so the system does not need to resend data over and over again.
- The system is always available for real time data transfer.
- Models with support for geofencing and auxillary schedules are available.
Specifications: Electronic and Packaging - GPS/Iridium - Show
TGW-xxxx Terrestrial Wildlife Configurations
General System Specifications
|Timing Accuracy||Timing is synchronized to GPS time when available. If the GPS time is not then internal timing accuracy is:|
6 min/year at 25° C
30 min/yr -20 to +40° C
47 min/yr -40 to +70° C
|Available Sensors||Mortality, Activity, Temperature, Low Voltage|
|Memory Capacity||Capable of storing 100K fixes in nonvolatile flash memory in association with other sensor data.|
GPS Receiver Specifications
|Performance||-163 dBm tracking sensitivity -147 dBm acquisition sensitivity|
|Time to First Fix (TTFF)||35sec typical (with clear view of sky)|
Quick Fix Pseudoranging (QFP) 3 sec typical (with clear view of sky)
Iridium Transmitter Module Specifications
|General||FCC ID Q639603N|
Industry Canada ID 4629A-9603N
Frequency Range 1616-1626.5 MHz.
Applicable FCC Rules CFR Title 47, parts 2, 15, and 25
Power Output 1.0 w (average)
|Mechanical/Environmental||Operating Temperature Range -40 to +60 °C|
|Iridium Antenna Specifications||In collar-mounted wildlife configurations the Iridium antenna is mounted on the dorsal surface of the neck. The antenna is installed in a high impact nonconductive plastic housing. The form of the housing presents sloping sides so that it will be impervious to chewing and gnawing as is possible. A highly armored antenna cable connects the antenna to the instrument package.|
VHF Transmitter Component Specifications
OPERATION INTERLOCK: All elements of the VHF transmitter component are forced off whenever the Iridium transmitter module is on. This interlock device forcibly prevents simultaneous operation of the two transmitters, thus they are not considered to be co-located under FCC regulations.
|Available Frequency Options||Option 702 134-139 MHz|
Option 705 140-154 MHz
Option 707 146-160 MHz
Option 715 156-172 MHz
Option 720 160-177 MHz
Option 740 174-192 MHz
Option 750 191-210 MHz
Option 760 210-237 MHz
Note: The frequency can be programmed in 100 Hz steps within a given frequency range.
|Frequency Stability||Better than ±3 ppm at room temperature;|
±5 ppm total tolerance over full temperature range
|Operating Temperature||-40° to + 70° C|
|Pulse Width||Programmable (10 to 250 msec)|
|Pulse Period||Programmable (560 to 5000 msec)|
5 separate pulse period values selectable:
Period 1 (indicates last GPS fix successful)
Period 2 (indicates last GPS fix QFP-GPS, if equipped)
Period 3 (indicates last GPS fix unsuccessful)
Mortality period (if no motion for selected time)
Dead Battery period
|Available Sensors||Mortality Sensor (parameters are user programmable)|
|Transmitter Timing||Programmable seasons and duty cycles.|
|Power Output||Programmable Low/Medium/High power. Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) varies, depending on packaging, antenna configuration, and immediate environmental conditions.|
* California Users: This transmitter meets the California requirement of EIRP <0.009 W for all configurations.
|Harmonic Suppression||Better than 30 dB (>40 dB typical)|
|Spurious Emissions||<-35 dBc at 10 kHz offset from carrier|
|Frequency||Aging: <2 ppm/yr|
Shock: <1 ppm 3000 g x 0.3 ms x ½ sine x 3 dir
|VSWR||RF output stable to 10:1 VSWR, all phases|
Radiated harmonic levels are degraded with poor load VSWR.
Spurious emission specification maintained for >10:1 VSWR
|Programming||Transmitter parameters programmable via antenna "1-pin" interface and Telonics TPP PC software.|
|Hermetic Metal Canisters||Electronics are sealed in hermetic metal canisters containing the electronics, batteries, and all interconnects. Glass to metal feed-thru technology is used to exit antennas and power. This packing is hermetic and can be tested utilizing a helium leak bomb test for hermeticity to assure < 1 part in 106 atmospheric CC per second.|
|Collared Designs||Collar designs are species specific.|
Notice to United States Users
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesirable operation.
The user is cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Telonics could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
This device contains FCC ID: Q639603N
To satisfy FCC RF Exposure requirements for mobile and base station transmission devices, a separation distance of 20cm or more should be maintained between the antenna of this device and persons during operation. To ensure compliance, operation at closer than this distance is not recommended.
Notice to Canadian Users
Under Industry Canada regulations, this radio transmitter may only operate using the antenna integrated into the device.
This device complies with Industry Canada license-exempt RSS standard(s). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference, including interference that may cause undesired operation of the device.
This device contains IC ID: 4629A-9603N
Telonics Data Converter (TDC) is used to convert raw data from Telonics transmitters into data reports and to display locations on Google Earth and Google Maps. You can review TDC reports in Microsoft Excel or other spreadsheet programs.
Telonics Product Programmer (TPP) is a powerful software tool used to program Telonics transmitters, and Telonics CR-5 and CR-7 collar release mechanisms. TPP gives you the ability to modify aspects of your Telonics GEN4 GPS and VHF transmitters including data collection and transmission intervals. TPP is designed for ease of use, with simple point-and-click navigation through the program.
The TSC-4A and TSC-7 are multi-use USB interface cable and features a USB A type computer connector and a male BNC (bayonet style) embedded device connector. The BNC connector allows quick and easy attachment of various embedded device adapters (available separately).
Adapter, female BNC to alligator clips for use with the TSC-7A cable. This adapter is used for systems where programming/download connections are made using the antenna tip or saltwater switch buttons.
Lithium Battery Shipping Regulations
Telonics, Inc. ships all systems containing lithium batteries in accordance with United Nation and US Federal regulations for shipping hazardous materials.
49 Code of Federal Regulations
IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (current year)
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Because of extreme conditions and the unpredictable nature associated with most telemetry applications, problems occasionally arise. Most problems can be resolved quickly. In all cases, we hope to be able to work in partnership with users to resolve problems to the user's satisfaction and to uphold our demonstrated commitment to excellence. If problems should arise, all products must be returned to our factory for failure analysis.
Warranty: GEN 4 GPS Systems - Show
Telonics warrants its GPS products to be free from defects in material and workmanship for a period of one year from the date acquired. Telonics does not warrant batteries.
Telonics designs and manufactures systems for a variety of applications using several satellite systems (GPS, Argos, Iridium, and Globalstar). At the time of manufacturing, Telonics equipment is tested to verify compatibility with the applicable satellite system(s). Telonics does not warranty equipment against changes in satellite system specifications or satellite operation after the date your equipment was manufactured. Unforeseeable or unplanned system changes would include, but are not limited to, elevated ambient noise levels in the radio frequency bands used for satellite communications, elimination of service in a region of the world, data outages due to technical problems within the satellite system network, or reductions in data transfer capability due to alterations in the constellation as a result of premature space vehicle failures or failure to replace space vehicles in a timely manner.
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