TrackLink 5000 Series

Intelligent, Power Efficient Transponders

Field Operation Time Is Significantly
Increased With Power Efficient Transponders

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. 

TN5010 is a high power directional transponder. TN5015 is a high power narrowbeam directional transponder. Model A (e.g. TN5010A) is a compact transponder with no batteries. Model C's internal alkaline batteries are designed to last for years in the field. All transponders operate at frequency band from 14.2 to 19.8 kHz.

Each transponder can be configured to work in the transponder mode or the responder mode. For model C, if the external power supply is at 26 volts, the external power will be used instead of the internal batteries. In case the external power is cut off, the transponder will automatically switch over to use the internal batteries. If the transponder works at the responder mode while the external power is cut off, it will automatically switch to the transponder mode using internal batteries.

Acoustic communication capability is available as an option for all TN5010 and TN5015 models.

TN5010
- Transmit Power: 100 Watts
- Beamwidth: 60 Degrees
- Depth Rating: 4000 m
- Typical Range: 4000 m
5010A:
- Dimension: 29 cm x 15.2 cm (d)
- Weight in water: 4.6 kg
- Weight out of water: 8.2 kg
- Input Voltage: 18 to 28 v
5010C:
- Dimension: 71 cm x 15.2 cm (d)
- Battery Storage Time: 5 years
- Battery Operation Time: 3 years
- Active Responding time: 8 x 100 hours
- Weight in water: 10.2 kg
- Weight out of water: 19.4 kg
- Input Voltage: 26 to 28 v

 

TN5015
- Transmit Power: 1000 Watts
- Beamwidth: 30 Degrees
- Depth Rating: 4000 or 7000 m
- Typical Range: 5000 m
5015A:
- Dimension: 39 cm x 15.5 cm (d)
- Weight in water: 9.6 kg
- Weight out of water: 16.2 kg
- Input Voltage: 18 to 28 v
5015C:
- Dimension: 82 cm x 15.5 cm (d)
- Battery Storage Time: 5 years
- Battery Operation Time: 3 years
- Active Responding time: 130 hours
- Weight in water: 16.2 kg
- Weight out of water: 28.4 kg
- Input Voltage: 26 to 28 v
 

 


LinkQuest, Inc. 1999    Last Updated October 2004