Max. Diameter: 1.6 in (4.06 cm) x Length: 6.6 in (16.76 cm)
Antenna: 7.0 in (17.78 cm)
Temperature, depth (pressure), light level, battery voltage
Composite carbon-fiber, low-drag housing constructed with a strong tether attachment point. A polycarbonate BigEye™ nose cone encapsulates the multi-directional light sensor array. The PTT is then coated in a layer of anit-foulant paint to inhibit biological growth.
sharks, ocean sunfish, tunas, billfishes
Standard Rate Programming
Predefined pop-off date or deployment duration (up to 12 months)
Calculated geolocation data
Transmitted time-series depth and temperature data
Transmitted daily minimum and maximum light-level data
Complete depth, temperature, and daily minimum/maximum light-level records upon recovery and data extraction
Based on the world's first pop-up satellite transmitter for marine fishes (our "single-point pop-up tag"), from which all subsequent models are derived, the PSAT PTT-100 allows researchers to study migration and habitat use of large, vertically active, marine animals. The PSAT PTT-100 is designed to collect depth (pressure), temperature, and light-level data in a time-series format. Sunrise and
sunset times are determined from tag-recorded light levels and used for
daily geolocation (latitude/longitude) estimation, allowing for track
reconstruction and understanding of migration pathways. Standard Rate
PSAT PTT-100s also provide depth and temperature readings at 15–60 minute intervals, depending on deployment duration.
High Rate Programming
Predefined deployment duration (up to 30 days)
Transmitted time-series depth, temperature, and light-level data
Complete depth, temperature, and light-level records upon recovery and data extraction
Designed for large, vertically active species, tags with High Rate programming are intended for short-term (<30 days) projects, such as post-release behavior and mortality studies. High Rate PSAT PTT-100s record temperature, depth (pressure), and light-level data at a high sampling rate (1–6 minutes), depending on the programmed deployment duration. Please note that High Rate programming does not provide calculated geolocation data. Low-resolution light-level data are recorded to identify potential predator ingestion events.
* Can be optimized per your requirements at time of manufacture.