Radio Collar Tracker: Project Updates

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Airborne Radio Collar Tracking: 2016 REU

The Radio Collar Tracker project is a collaboration between the San Diego Zoo’s Beckman Institute for Conservation Research (ICR) and UC San Diego’s Engineers For Exploration. We have been working with the ICR and its collaborators for the past f...
2015 Radio Collar Tracker during Desert Testing, Mojave Desert.  Photo Credit: Nathan Hui, UC San Diego

Airborne Radio Collar Tracking: Summer 2015 REU

(Above) 2015 Radio Collar Tracker during Desert Testing, Mojave Desert.  Photo Credit: Engineers for Exploration Many wildlife ecology studies look at population size, location, and density to understand animal behavior and population movement.  O...
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Automated Wildlife Radio Collar Tracking: Summer 2014 REU

Although wildlife radio collar tracking is common practice in wildlife research, VHF tracking has not changed much in the past half century.  It requires the researchers to go to the field on foot carrying a bulky directional antenna and listening t...