TrackLink 1500 Series

Intelligent, Power Efficient Transponders

Field Operation Time Is Significantly
Increased With Power Efficient Transponders

  
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A wide range of transponders are available for the TrackLink acoustic tracking systems. All the transponders use state of the art DSP to manage the power usage efficiently. The Broadband Acoustic Spread Spectrum technology used by the TrackLink system further decreases the power consumption. The DSP is programmed to stay in the standby mode most of time and wakes up to intercept acoustic signal periodically. After the transponder is awaken by the surface TrackLink transceiver, it will be transitioned to the active mode and ready to respond to surface transceiver interrogation. The transponder will go to the standby mode after a prolonged period with no signal reception.

Each transponder has 8 configurable addresses stored in the flash memory and the user can conveniently use the RS232 interface to configure the addresses and other parameters. TN1510 is a high power omni-directional transponder. It uses addresses from 1 to 8. It has comprehensive integrated acoustic communication functions. TN1505 is a high power compact omni-directional transponder. It uses addresses from 9 to 16. 

Model A (e.g. TN1510A) is a compact transponder with no batteries. Model B for TN1510 transponder is equipped with alkaline C cells for medium term field use. Model B for TN1505 transponder uses alkaline AA battery cells. Model Cs internal alkaline batteries for TN1510 transponder are designed to last for years in the field. Model C for TN1505 transponder uses Lithium AA battery cells. All transponders operate at frequency band from 31.0 to 43.2 KHz.

All transponder/responders have a high power option which increases the transmit power by 6 dB. This option can be useful for long-range high noise environments. The letter H following the model number, e.g. TN1510BH, indicates the transponder has the high power option. 

All models also have a remote transducer option. With this option, the transducer is connected to the electronics housing by a cable. The letter R following the model number, e.g. TN1505BR, indicates the transponder has the remote transducer option.All transponders can be configured to act as a responder. All internally powered transponders can also be powered externally. If the external power is cut off, the transponder will automatically switch to use the internal battery.

TN1505

- Transmit Power: 25 Watts

- Beamwidth: omni-directional

- Depth Rating: 500 m

1505A:

- Dimension: 25 cm x 6.4 cm (d)

- Weight in water: 0.6 kg

- Weight out of water: 1.4 kg

- Input Voltage: 12 to 24 v

1505B:

- Dimension: 30 cm x 6.4 cm (d)

- Battery Storage Time: 3 years

- Battery Operation Time: 1 year

- Active Responding time: 

  8 x 10 hours

- Weight in water: 0.86 kg

- Weight out of water: 1.77 kg

- Input Voltage: 18 to 24 v

1505BR:

- Electronic Housing Dimension: 

- 24 cm x 6.4 cm (d)

- Weight in water: 0.65 kg

- Weight out of water: 1.45 kg

1505C:

- Dimension: 30 cm x 6.4 cm (d)

- Battery Storage Time: 3 years

- Battery Operation Time: 2 years

- Active Responding time: 

  8 x 30 hours

- Weight in water: 0.86 kg

- Weight out of water: 1.77 kg

- Input Voltage: 18 to 24 v

Options:

High Power

TN1510

- Transmit Power: 32 Watts

- Beamwidth: omni-directional

- Depth Rating: 1500 m

1510A:

- Dimension: 23 cm x 12.6 cm (d)

- Weight in water: 1.4 kg

- Weight out of water: 3.2 kg

- Input Voltage: 12 to 24 v

1510B:

- Dimension: 41.3 cm x 12.6 cm (d)

- Battery Storage Time: 3 years

- Battery Operation Time: 10 months

- Active Responding time: 

  8 x 25 hours

- Weight in water: 2.0 kg

- Weight out of water: 5.2 kg

- Input Voltage: 22 to 24 v

1510C:

- Dimension: 46 cm x 12.6 cm (d)

- Battery Storage Time: 3 years

- Battery Operation Time: 20 months

- Active Responding time: 

  8 x 50 hours

- Weight in water: 2.8 kg

- Weight out of water: 6.8 kg

- Input Voltage: 19 to 24 v

Options:

Integrated Acoustic Modem

High Power


LinkQuest, Inc. 1999    Last Updated October 2004