The GPS flight recorder for homing pigeons works : design and first results

  • This paper describes a first version of the GPS flight recorder for homing pigeons. The GPS recorder consists of a hybrid GPS board, a patch antenna 19*19 mm, a 3 V Lithium battery as power supply, a DCDC converter, a logging facility and an additional microprocessor. It has a weight of 33g. Prototypes were tested and worked reliably with a sampling rate of 1/sec and with an operation time of about 3 h. In first tests on homing pigeons 9 flight paths were recorded, showing details like loops flown immediately after the release, complete routes over 30 km including detours, rest periods and speed.

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Author:Karen von Hünerbein, Hans-Joachim Hamann, Eckhard Rüter, Wolfgang Wiltschko
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30-24206
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2006/01/30
Year of first Publication:2000
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2006/01/30
GND Keyword:Brieftaube; Orientierungsverhalten; Flugdatenregistriergerät; GPS <Satellitengeodäsie>
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Postprint, zuerst in Proceedings of the European Telemetry Conference 00, May 22nd-25th. Arbeitskreis Telemetrie e.V. Braunschweig: 232-241
Source:Proceedings of the European Telemetry Conference 00, May 22nd-25th. Arbeitskreis Telemetrie e.V. Braunschweig: 232-241
HeBIS-PPN:225888785
Institutes:Biowissenschaften / Biowissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht