PinPoint Solar Tag Designs
Our new Solar PinPoint Argos tags bring together all of Biotrack’s expertise in Bird tracking tag design. There are various customisable options with these tags to give the best design for your chosen species and the highest chance of getting great data.
To reduce the risk of feathers covering the top of the tag, which would reduce light reaching the solar cell and reduce the re-charging ability, we have come up with a selection of additional design options. The standard design is “Flat Top” as shown in the image above.
This aerodynamic and streamlined shape diverts feathers to the side and away from the solar deck.
For birds with deeper plumage, this design has channels on the sides of the tag, directing the feathers underneath the solar deck.
Additionally, we can increase the height of the tag to bring the solar deck above the feathers, if required (three potential tag height options are shown above with the crested dome, minimum tag height 11mm).
We can also build the tags with the antennas at a high or low angle (in relation to the back of the bird), as required.