Product RFID & special development
Sextant Technology Ltd has developed a Radio Frequency Identification system for use by CEBC/CNRS/IPEV in demographic studies of the Emperor penguins in Terre Adélie, Antarctica. This low-cost portable instrument consists of a small rugged field monitoring station and a linear network of antenna laid on the pack ice.
A trial performed in 2009 showed that our prototype worked perfectly well and that the deployment was feasible by a single operator. This allows a large number of birds to be monitored on the pack ice at the breeding colony.
The instrument will be fully deployed in Terre Adélie in 2012.
RFID deployed to monitor emperor penguins
This technology can be easily adapted for other species. Please contact us for further inquiries