ORGANISM MONITORING DEVICES AND ORGANIXM MONITORING METHODS

Patent ID: 10047 | Status: Filed

Abstract

We successfully demonstrated a transmitter with intelligent ON/OFF mechanisms and quasi-location awareness. The prototype transmitter has (1) the ability (RF-enabled ON/OFF) to turn the tag on and off when it passes through a PIT antenna (i.e. installed at a hydroelectric dam); and (2) the ability (Salinity-enabled ON/OFF) to discern significant salinity changes (i.e. from freshwater to sea water and vice versa) and turn itself off and on, respectively.Such a device would greatly enhance the capabilities of the JSATS or other acoustic telemetry-based fish tracking systems by: (1) significantly extending the monitoring period for both anadromous and catadromous aquatic species, which could be up to their entire life cycles; and (2) introducing the quasi-location-aware functionality to acoustic tags, which, if combined with data-archiving sensor tags such as PNNL's Lab-on-a-fish that is currently in development, would enable users to associate the sensor data with specific aquatic locations and potentially gain insight on fish behavior characteristic to individual habitats.

Application Number

17/322,287

Inventors

Deng,Daniel
Martinez,Jayson J
Lu,Jun
Li,Huidong

Market Sector

Environmental