IMP-210-2 Implantable VHF Transmitter

IMP-210-2 VHF Transmitter
Dimensions L x Dia (in, cm) Unit Weight (g) Operational Life
@ 60 BPM
Std. Pow (months)
Operational Life
@ 60 BPM
Low Pow (months)
Transmitter
Electronics
Microprocessor
Control Options
2.9 x 0.9
7.4 x 2.3
38 8.9 13 MK12 MS6, MA, MS9, MDC, MS4, MS5

Specifications for Transmitter Electronics

MK11/12 Transmitter General Specifications

MK-11 and MK-12 beacons are microprocessor controlled pulsed-CW transmitters, designed for operation within the 137 - 225 MHz frequency range. Each MK-11 beacon transmits on a single, field-programmable frequency (within the frequency range that is ordered). MK-11 beacons also support 3 field-programmable power levels. The MK-12 beacon is crystal based, and therefore each beacon is built to operate on a specific frequency and with a specific power output (four power levels to choose from when ordering).

Frequency Range MK11:
137 - 143 MHz (option 700),
143 - 156 MHz (option 710),
154 - 164 MHz (option 720),
162 - 174 MHz (option 730),
164 - 182 MHz (option 740),
182 - 201 MHz (option 750),
201 - 222 MHz (option 760)

MK12:
140 - 225 MHz
Frequency Tolerance MK11:
Calibration: ±3 ppm max at room temperature / ±5 ppm from -40° to +70°C
Aging: <1ppm/yr
Shock: <1ppm 3000g x 0.2ms x ½ sine x 3 directions

MK12:
Calibration: ±17 ppm at room temperature / ±25 ppm from -40° to +70°C
Load: <7ppm typical for VSWR < 6:1
Supply Voltage: <3ppm typical over supply voltage range at 25°C
Aging: <1ppm/yr
Shock: <1ppm 3000g x 0.2ms x ½ sine x 3 directions
VSWR Stability MK11: 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.

MK12: RF output stable to 5:1 VSWR, all phases.
Radiated harmonic levels are degraded with poor load VSWR.
Spurious emission specification maintained for > 5:1 VSWR.
Output Power
MK11: Field Programmable using TPP
Transmit Power Peak Power Output
Relative to Medium Power
Low 0.5 * Medium Power
Med  
High 2.0 * Medium Power

MK12: Ordering Options for Power Level
Option Transmit Power Peak Power Output Levels
Relative to Standard Power
200 Low (Temperature > -20C) 0.5 * Medium Power (Higher efficiency)
202 Low 0.5 * Medium Power
204 Medium  
206 High 2.0 * Medium Power

Output power is measured into 50 Ω load. Effective Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) varies, depending on packaging, antenna configuration, and immediate environmental conditions.
Emission Designator MK11: 2k00P0N -
California users: These transmitters meet the California requirement of EIRP < 0.009 W for all conditions.
MK12: 1k00P0N -
California users: These transmitters exceed the emission designator requirement of 2k00P0N for operation in California. The 1k00P0N emission designator is identical to the 2k00P0N except that it occupies only half of the 2 kHz bandwidth allowed by the State of California for wildlife tracking.
Harmonic and Coherent Spurious Suppression MK11: <-30 dBc into 50Ω load
MK12: Coherent Spurious <-10 dBc
Spurious Suppression MK11: <-35dBc typical at > 10kHz offset from carrier
MK12: Non-Coherent Spurious <-50 dBc
RF Pulse Width 15 msec standard
Can optionally be configured from 10 - 250 msec
Pulse Period Configurable from 250 - 5000 msec (12-240 Bpm)
RTC Accuracy / Seasonal Timing Temperature Compensated:
± 12min/yr max
Temperature Range -40°C to +70°C (Note: Temperature range is for the transmitter only. The power supply must provide the required peak current and voltage requirements for the transmitter over the expected temperature range.)
Shutdown Component Externally shutdown by presence of a small magnet
Available Sensors
• Motion Sensor (3-axis accelerometer) - Option 500

- Activity - Used to determine the level of activity of the study animal. The animal's motion is sensed once each second to determine "active" Classification Periods (programmable in length). At the end of a programmable Update Period, the number of "active" Classification Periods is used to establish either: a) one of two programmable, fixed pulse periods (i.e., Low activity level, or High activity level), or b) to control a variable pulse period that defines the measured amount of activity.

- Mortality - Provides an "active/alive" or "inactive/dead" pulse period depending on the activity level of the study animal. Motion is sensed once each second and a tally is made of "active seconds" over a programmable period of time (the Mortality Period). If the count of "active seconds" over this period of time is below a programmable threshold, the animal is deemed dead and the unit transmits a programmable, fixed pulse period. Otherwise, the animal is considered alive, in which case, the unit transmits according to its normal programmed behavior. This can alternatively be used to trigger the "Time Since Event" function.

• Temperature Sensor

- Temperature measurement - Temperature is measured via the sensor specified when the unit was ordered/built (see table below). The temperature is measured at a programmable time interval, and is used to control a variable pulse period.

- Mortality - Temperature is measured via the sensor specified when the unit was ordered/built. (Default is Opt. 400, centered at 37°C.) When the temperature is below a programmable value, the animal is deemed to be dead, causing the unit to transmit at a programmable, fixed pulse period. Otherwise, the animal is considered to be alive, in which case, the unit transmits according to its normal programmed behavior. This can alternatively be used to trigger the "Time Since Event" function.

Temperature sensor specs:
Sensor Type Range Resolution Accuracy (uncal) Accuracy (calibrated*) Opt #
Thermistor Center temp = 14°C -40 to +70°C 0.390° @ -40°C
0.076° @ 14°C
0.342° @ 70°C
±0.39°C typ
±2.0°C max
  401 - Onboard
406 - Remote
-10 to +32°C <=0.1°C ±0.28°C typ ±0.08°C + CalErr** typ. (Cal @ 14°C)
Thermistor Center temp = 37°C -40 to +70°C 1.041° @ -40°C
0.087° @ 37°C
0.162° @ 70°C
±0.47°C typ
±3.35°C max
  400 - Onboard
405 - Remote
+14 to +47°C <=0.1°C ±0.28°C typ ±0.09°C + CalErr** typ. (Cal @ 37°C)
Digital -40 to +70°C 0.0625°C ±1°C max ±0.0625°C + CalErr** typ. (Cal @ any temp) 410 - Onboard

* Calibration is the responsibility of the user, consisting of a 1-point calibration at the listed temperature.

** CalErr is the Calibration Uncertainty which is the error inherent in the calibration procedure. This value is dependent on the end user's calibration procedure and equipment accuracy.

MK11/12 VHF Transmitter Sensor Option Descriptions

MK11/12 Sensor Option Descriptions

Specifications

Mechanical

Size2.9 x 0.9
7.4 x 2.3
Weight38 grams
PackagingDual water barrier

Electrical

ElectronicsMK12

Operational

Minimum operating temperature-20° C
Maximum operating temperature50° C
Operational life8.9 months @ 60 BPM and 25° C

1: Extended temperature ranges are available. Contact factory for details.

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.

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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: Implantable VHF Transmitting Subsystems

The Implantable VHF Transmitting Subsystem includes the following main components: internal digital and radio frequency electronics comprising the transmitter, power supply (battery), exterior packaging, physiologically compatible coating, and transmitting antenna. A refurbished Subsystem is warranted as if the Subsystem was purchased new, unless otherwise stated.

Telonics warranties only the following with respect to the Subsystem:
1.1 The "L" series standard implants are warranted in the following manner. The internal electronics (excluding batteries) are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship and to perform to the operational specifications over the specified operating temperature range as published by Telonics for the rated operational life of the Subsystem (as recorded on the final test data sheet accompanying the unit), up to a maximum of one (1) year from the date of initial shipment of the Subsystem by Telonics.
1.2 The exterior packaging integrity of all implants with internal antennas are warranted for the full operational life of the Subsystem, up to a maximum of one (1) year from the date of initial shipment of the Subsystem by Telonics.
1.3 The exterior packaging integrity of implantable CHP subsystems with external antennas are warranted for the operational life of the Subsystem, up to a maximum of three (3) months from the date of initial shipment of the Subsystem by Telonics.

Limitations:
Although each Subsystem is supplied with a power supply in the form of a battery, Telonics does not manufacture batteries (electrochemical cells), and therefore cannot warranty the battery lifespan, mechanical integrity or other battery performance issues. However, Telonics conducts extensive testing of all types of electro-chemical subsystems to determine suitability to the application. Once an electrochemical system is chosen for a configuration, testing procedures are employed at Telonics to evaluate every individual battery that is installed in each transmitting subsystem. Even using these advanced testing procedures it is not possible to determine a specific battery's lifespan or mechanical integrity.

Telonics conducts tests to assure that each unit is transmitting at the power level selected by the user. Actual range performance is a system characteristic dependent upon numerous conditions including receiver sensitivity and noise figure, receiving antenna tuning and pattern, transmitter antenna integrity, line of sight conditions in the field, and vegetation and habitat conditions and other factors specific to individual study sites. Therefore it is not possible to warranty a minimum range that will be achieved for units deployed in the field.

"Packaging integrity" as applicable to 1.2 and 1.3 above, is limited to normal wear as encountered when implanted in the animal. Fatigue and/or breakage of the electrode leads used in heart rate transmitters are not covered under warranty.

It is the purchaser's obligation to make certain that it orders the correct size and type of Subsystem for the particular type and size of animal that the Subsystem will be applied to, and no warranty is expressed or implied for any failure to meet operational specifications due in whole or in part to use of an incorrect size or type of Subsystem.

No warranty is expressed or implied with regard to abnormal events or damage due to human actions such as gunshot damage, vehicle encounters, etc. Further, no warranty is expressed or implied with regard to damage resulting from misuse, accidents, unauthorized service, extreme conditions, or other causes not specifically enumerated herein.

The entire risk, as to the results and performance of the Subsystem, is assumed by the customer. Neither Telonics, nor its suppliers, shall have any liability to the customer or any other person or entity for any indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damage whatsoever, regardless whether Telonics has been told of the possibility of such damages or that such damages might be foreseeable. Telonics has no responsibility or liability for the claims of any third party. Telonics' and its suppliers' maximum aggregate liability shall not exceed the amount paid by the customer for the Subsystem.

Exercising the Warranty
If a defect occurs, return the Subsystem to Telonics within the applicable time frame noted above at the following address: TELONICS, 932 E. IMPALA AVENUE, MESA AZ USA 85204-6699. 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. Customer shall arrange for and pay all shipping, insurance and related charges incurred in the shipment of Subsystems to and from Telonics under this warranty.

Upon the timely return to our facility within the applicable time frame noted above, if the exterior packaging integrity and/or internal electronics (excluding batteries) are defective, the Subsystem will be replaced or repaired, at Telonics' sole discretion, at no cost to the customer, other than shipping charges. This remedy is the exclusive remedy. This product is supplied without any further warranties or conditions, expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability, quality or fitness for particular reason or those arising by laws, statutes or trade usage or course of dealing.

The above warranty extends only to the original purchaser and does not cover any Subsystem which is resold or otherwise transferred from the original purchaser to another party. The warranty will be extended to customers who purchase the Subsystem directly from a Telonics-authorized distributor.