MonarchDragonfly

Biopowered GPS insect tracking

Dragonflies and monarch butterflies migrate thousands of miles, from Wisconsin to Mexico. This project will explore biopower options for satellite and cell phone microdevices for long distance tracking of insects.

See: Levett, S & Walls, S. 2011. Tracking the elusive life of the Emperor Dragonfly Anax imperator Leach. Journal of the British Dragonfly Society 27: 59-68.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130807094601.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

http://www.flightofthebutterflies.com/epic-migrations/

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131028162959.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29

Commercial telemetry via satellite or mobile phone network!! http://www.sparkfun.com/news/415

http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2006/11/

http://www.telemetrysolutions.com/track-wildlife/gps-for-small-birds.php

http://www.wildlifecomputers.com/splash.aspx

http://www.lotek.com/satellite.htm

http://www.microwavetelemetry.com/

http://www.msi.govt.nz/update-me/success-stories/research/bird-tracking-goes-high-tech/

http://www.biotrack.co.uk/

Dragonflies: Nature's drone, pretty and deadly:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/science/dragonflies-natures-deadly-drone-but-prettier.html?_r=0

Bees http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/projects/tracking-animal-migration/#/bee-on-pink-flowers_25905_600x450.jpg, http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CFIQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.biodiversity.ox.ac.uk%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F10%2FInsect_Telemetry_KisslingEtAl_FINAL_AMENDED.pdf&ei=A5dUUtWcMMLW2AX2y4HICA&usg=AFQjCNHXeJtLWl54i_qBynugPGNJZhqLIw&bvm=bv.53760139,d.b2I&cad=rja

http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1279226

Insect telemetry circuit design http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=10&ved=0CFkQFjAJ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwserver.neusc.bcm.tmc.edu%2FgReprints%2F366.pdf&ei=d5hUUt-lB-Ll4AOM9oDIDw&usg=AFQjCNGVqH92fahQSHJD6DyAFhkYG_Edgw&bvm=bv.53537100,d.dmg&cad=rja

LOTEK dragonfly tracking http://www.lotek.com/radio-tracking-an-emperor-dragonfly.htm

How one might biopower such things:

Mechanical Energy Scavaging from Flying Insects: http://www.eecs.umich.edu/najafi/files/mechanicalenergy.pdf

http://www.sbir.gov/sbirsearch/detail/408481

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