Energy-Scavenging Animal Telemetry Device

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2005-33610-16371
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-00572
Amount: $296,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
TenXsys, Inc.
408 South Eagle Road, Suite 201, Eagle, ID, 83616
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Frank Riskey
 President
 (208) 938-8110
 friskey@tenxsys.com
Business Contact
 Frank Riskey
Title: President
Phone: (208) 938-8110
Email: friskey@tenxsys.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Current animal telemetry devices are large and heavy due to their reliance on batteris to power the electronics and radios. Because of this, many species can't be effectively studied since they can not support the device weight. The smaller size will allow animal telemetry devices to be developed for species that have not had effective monitoring devices previously. The longer duration devices will enable animals to be studied over longer periods of time, perhaps for an animal's lifetime. These studies will enable effective conservation strategies for these threatened and endangered species as they are contingent on acquiring specific knowledge of the species' biology. With TenXsys power innovations, integrated with our already developed animal telemetry devices, many species of animals can be studied, and more effective conservation and restoration strategies can be developed.

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