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Title: Radio controlled release apparatus for animal data acquisition devices

Abstract

A novel apparatus for reliably and selectively releasing a data acquisition package from an animal for recovery. The data package comprises two parts: 1) an animal data acquisition device and 2) a co-located release apparatus. One embodiment, which is useful for land animals, the release apparatus includes two major components: 1) an electronics package, comprising a receiver; a decoder comparator, having at plurality of individually selectable codes; and an actuator circuit and 2) a release device, which can be a mechanical device, which acts to release the data package from the animal. To release a data package from a particular animal, a radio transmitter sends a coded signal which is decoded to determine if the code is valid for that animal data package. Having received a valid code, the release device is activated to release the data package from the animal for subsequent recovery. A second embodiment includes floatation means and is useful for releasing animal data acquisition devices attached to sea animals. This embodiment further provides for releasing a data package underwater by employing an acoustic signal.

Inventors:
 [1]
  1. (5252 Norma Way, Livermore, Alameda County, CA 94550)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
SANDIA CORP
OSTI Identifier:
872950
Patent Number(s):
6050225
Assignee:
Stamps, James Frederick (5252 Norma Way, Livermore, Alameda County, CA 94550) SNL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-94AL85000
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
radio; controlled; release; apparatus; animal; data; acquisition; devices; novel; reliably; selectively; releasing; package; recovery; comprises; device; co-located; embodiment; useful; land; animals; major; components; electronics; comprising; receiver; decoder; comparator; plurality; individually; selectable; codes; actuator; circuit; mechanical; particular; transmitter; sends; coded; signal; decoded; determine; code; valid; received; activated; subsequent; floatation; means; attached; provides; underwater; employing; acoustic; release device; novel apparatus; release apparatus; data acquisition; controlled release; acoustic signal; mechanical device; major component; package comprises; animal data; coded signal; /119/342/

Citation Formats

Stamps, James Frederick. Radio controlled release apparatus for animal data acquisition devices. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Stamps, James Frederick. Radio controlled release apparatus for animal data acquisition devices. United States.
Stamps, James Frederick. Sat . "Radio controlled release apparatus for animal data acquisition devices". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/872950.
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abstractNote = {A novel apparatus for reliably and selectively releasing a data acquisition package from an animal for recovery. The data package comprises two parts: 1) an animal data acquisition device and 2) a co-located release apparatus. One embodiment, which is useful for land animals, the release apparatus includes two major components: 1) an electronics package, comprising a receiver; a decoder comparator, having at plurality of individually selectable codes; and an actuator circuit and 2) a release device, which can be a mechanical device, which acts to release the data package from the animal. To release a data package from a particular animal, a radio transmitter sends a coded signal which is decoded to determine if the code is valid for that animal data package. Having received a valid code, the release device is activated to release the data package from the animal for subsequent recovery. A second embodiment includes floatation means and is useful for releasing animal data acquisition devices attached to sea animals. This embodiment further provides for releasing a data package underwater by employing an acoustic signal.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2000},
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