GPS/Store on Board Terrestrial Systems

TGW-4500-3, TGW-4200-2, TGW-4000-2, TGW-4100-2 and TGW-4400-3
Five fully configured models designed specifically for terrestrial applications are shown.

Key Features

  • Store on Board (SOB) systems are data loggers without any data transfer system, but including a VHF beacon used to aid in recovery of the unit for downloading.
  • SOB systems can be made smaller than systems that require a data transfer link.
  • SOB Systems can be programmed to store high accuracy standard GPS positions in memory and/or if more positions and/or longer life are required GPS/QFP positions can be enabled. GPS/QFP is a rapid fix GPS technology developed at Telonics that obtains the data necessary to calculate a GPS positions in as little as 3-5 seconds. (QFP technology has been integral to system designed for marine applications for several years and is making it way into the 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 is virtually the same as standard GPS).
  • Other biologically significant data that can be collected include activity level, temperature, and mortality events. Although not typically used for most marine mammal applications 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 recalibrated with GPS time to assure high accuracy event timing.
  • 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 12µA. 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.
  • All products can be programmed by Telonics Product Programmer (TPP) which uses a GUI 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. Sensor data can be enhanced or deleted from Argos uplink transmissions.
  • Listening Schedules can be modified.
  • Data Decoding - Data are processed using the Telonics Data Converter (TDC), which supports both the SST link and the direct download of memory using the TSC-4 cable. TDC provides a comma separated value (csv) output file with time stamps for all data collected. TDC can also be run in the "batch mode" for hands off operation.
  • TDC allows you to plot GPS fixes and GPS-QFP locations in Google Earth.

Models

GPS Store on Board Systems

Weight (g) 1 Yr Operational Life 2 Yr Operational Life
Configuration Dimensions L x W x H (in, cm) Canister Weight Estimated Weight with Collar GPS Locations* GPS/QFP Locations** GPS Locations* GPS/QFP Locations**
TGW-4000-2 1.6 x .93 x .76
3.55 x 3.55 x 2.79
58 ~62 n/a 3 hr fix interval n/a 12 hr fix interval
TGW-4100-2 1.7 x 1.27 x 0.7
4.32 x 3.23 x 1.78
76 ~80 n/a 1 hr 20 min fix interval n/a 3 hr fix interval
TGW-4200-2 1.5 x 1.4 x 1.1
3.81 x 3.56 x 2.79
125 ~145 8 hr fix interval 35 min fix interval n/a 1 hr 20 min fix interval

* Using standard GPS positioning the time interval between positioning attempts is shown. The intervals were calculated using TPP with the following criteria: average environmental temperature of 25°C, expected average time to fix of 75 seconds, and supporting a VHF transmitter pulse period of 1000ms with an 8 hour on period.

** Using GPS-QFP positioning, the fix attempt interval can be reduced and the unit will achieve the same operational life as with standard GPS positioning and the criteria listed above. In some smaller models QFP is the only option.


Weight (g) 1 Yr Operational Life 2 Yr Operational Life
Configuration Dimensions L x W x H (in, cm) Canister Weight Estimated Weight with Collar GPS Locations* GPS/QFP Locations** GPS Locations* GPS/QFP Locations**
TGW-4400-3 2.78 x 1.8 x 1.42
7.0 x 4.5 x 3.5
210 416-582 1 hr 15 min fix interval 14 min fix interval 3 hr fix interval 28 min fix interval
TGW-4500-3 2.9 x 2.3 x 2.0
7.4 x 5.8 x 5.1
340 700-1100 35 min fix interval 6 min fix interval 1 hr 5 min fix interval 12 min fix interval
TGW-4502-3 2.7 x 2.0 x 1.4
6.85 x 5.1 x 3.6
232 420 30 min fix interval 6 min fix interval 75 min fix interval 15 min fix interval
TGW-4600-3 3.25 x 2.75 x 2.25
8.3 x 7.0 x 5.7
625 1100-1200 15 min fix interval 3 min fix interval 30 min fix interval 6 min fix interval
TGW-4700-3 4.25 x 2.7 x 2.3
10.9 x 6.9 x 5.8
875 1800-2000 10 min fix interval 2 min fix interval 20 min fix interval 4 min fix interval

* Using standard GPS positioning the time interval between positioning attempts is shown. The intervals were calculated using TPP with the following criteria: average environmental temperature of 25°C, expected average time to fix of 75 seconds, and supporting a VHF transmitter pulse period a period of 1500ms.

** Using GPS-QFP positioning, the fix attempt interval can be reduced and the unit will achieve the same operational life as with standard GPS positioning and the criteria listed above.


Replaceable Battery Store on Board Systems for enclosure studies and short term field deployments

Weight (g) 1 Yr Operational Life 2 Yr Operational Life
Configuration Dimensions L x W x H (in, cm) Canister Weight Estimated Weight with Collar GPS Locations* GPS/QFP Locations** GPS Locations* GPS/QFP Locations**
TGW-4501-3 2.9 x 2.3 x 2.0
7.4 x 5.8 x 5.1
340 700-1100 35 min fix interval 6 min fix interval 1 hr 5 min fix interval 12 min fix interval
TGW-4601-3 3.25 x 2.75 x 2.25
8.3 x 7.0 x 5.7
625 1100-1200 15 min fix interval 3 min fix interval 30 min fix interval 6 min fix interval

* Using standard GPS positioning the time interval between positioning attempts is shown. The intervals were calculated using TPP with the following criteria: average environmental temperature of 25°C, expected average time to fix of 75 seconds, and supporting a VHF transmitter pulse period a period of 1500ms.

** Using GPS-QFP positioning, the fix attempt interval can be reduced and the unit will achieve the same operational life as with standard GPS positioning and the criteria listed above.

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Legacy Products

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Service Commitment

Since 1970, Telonics has built a reputation based on product quality, product support, service, and customer satisfaction. Telonics strives to produce the highest quality products, and to support those products accordingly.

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

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.

If a defect occurs, return the equipment to us within the proper time frame at the following address: TELONICS, 932 E. IMPALA AVENUE, MESA AZ USA 85204-6699. The customer shall arrange for and pay all shipping, insurance and related charges incurred in the shipment to and from Telonics under this warranty. Damage to any equipment resulting from misuse, accidents, unauthorized service, extreme conditions, or other causes, is excluded from this warranty. Telonics does not assume responsibility for loss or damage to equipment during shipment. Telonics does not assume responsibility for delays resulting from shipment on commercial or private carriers. We insure all equipment shipped from our facility and suggest that shipments to Telonics also be insured.

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