Development of a proof of concept, animal tracking and behavior monitoring device. Device is placed around the neck of large mammals for several months and then retrieved for review of animals behavior such such as migration routes, feeding habits and day to day activities.
Battery powered animal tracking device with accelerometer and magnetometer augmented GPS for dead reckoning and acquisition of trajectories + velocity. Unit also has an embedded CMOS camera for observation of animals activities and behaviors
System and hardware design analysis, debug of prototype units followed by optimizations to design and PCB layout for improved manufacturability and reliability. Small run prototype builds, testing, analysis and repair of field units.