From Radio Telemetry to Ultra-Low Power Sensor Networks - Tracking Bats in the Wild

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Autorinnen und Autoren: Dressler F, Ripperger S, Hierold M, Nowak T, Eibel C, Cassens B, Mayer F, Meyer-Wegener K, Kölpin A
Zeitschrift: IEEE Communications Magazine
Verlag: IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Jahr der Veröffentlichung: 2016
Band: 54
Heftnummer: 1
Seitenbereich: 129-135
ISSN: 0163-6804
Sprache: Englisch


Sensor networks have successfully been used for wildlife monitoring and tracking of different species. When it comes to small animals such as smaller birds, mammals, or even insects, the current approach is to use extremely lightweight RF tags located using radio telemetry. A new quantum leap in technology is needed to overcome this limitation and enable new ways to observe larger numbers of small animals. In an interdisciplinary team, we are working on the different aspects of such a new technology. In particular, we report on our findings on a sensor-network-based tracking solution for bats. Our system is based on integrated localization and wireless communication protocols for ultra-low-power systems. This requires coding techniques for improved reliability as well as ranging solutions for tracking hunting bats. We address the technological and methodical problems related to system design, software support, and protocol design. First field experiments have been conducted that showcase the capabilities of our system.

FAU-Autorinnen und Autoren / FAU-Herausgeberinnen und Herausgeber

Eibel, Christopher
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 4 (Verteilte Systeme und Betriebssysteme)
Hierold, Martin
Lehrstuhl für Technische Elektronik
Kölpin, Alexander PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Technische Elektronik
Meyer-Wegener, Klaus Prof. Dr.-Ing.
Lehrstuhl für Informatik 6 (Datenmanagement)
Nowak, Thorsten
Lehrstuhl für Informationstechnik mit dem Schwerpunkt Kommunikationselektronik (Stiftungslehrstuhl)

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Technische Universität Braunschweig


Dressler, F., Ripperger, S., Hierold, M., Nowak, T., Eibel, C., Cassens, B.,... Kölpin, A. (2016). From Radio Telemetry to Ultra-Low Power Sensor Networks - Tracking Bats in the Wild. IEEE Communications Magazine, 54(1), 129-135.

Dressler, Falko, et al. "From Radio Telemetry to Ultra-Low Power Sensor Networks - Tracking Bats in the Wild." IEEE Communications Magazine 54.1 (2016): 129-135.


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