The Kilo Subsurface Iridium Satellite Mooring Location Beacon continuously monitors for unplanned or accidental release of subsurface instrument moorings. The Kilo makes use of the bi-directional, global, real time Iridium Satellite Short Burst Data (SBD) network in combination with GPS position location. The Kilo’s sleek tubular design allows it to be easily retrofitted into subsurface flotations such as syntactic foam.
Inside the Kilo is a stainless-steel chamber, 9602 Iridium satellite Short Burst Data core radio transceiver, a specialized low power Xeos digital controller with GPS, Iridium antenna, GPS antenna, and water sense circuitry specially designed to measure changes in capacitance. The internal, customer-replaceable AA battery pack, lasts over a year in deployment.
Kilo is intended for use in both surface and subsurface deployments and is rated for 2500m below sea level. Xeos Technologies Inc. manufactures other specific products for either surface or subsurface applications, up to 11,000m below sea level.
- 2750g in air, 1550g in water
- Iridium Comms
- 12 AA-cell Alkaline batteries
- Deployment time: 547 days below the surface, 31 days at the surface (3 hour position messages)
- Mooring depth rated to 2500m
- Real-Time GPS notifications upon surfacing
- Customer replaceable battery pack
- Proprietary water sense circuit for immediate notification of surfacing event (Optional Tilt Activation)