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dc.contributor.authorSardà Amills, Francesc
dc.contributor.authorAguzzi, Jacopo
dc.contributor.authorSbragaglia, Valerio
dc.contributor.authorSarriá Gandul, David
dc.contributor.authorGarcía, José Antonio
dc.contributor.authorCosta, Corrado
dc.contributor.authorRío Fernandez, Joaquín del
dc.contributor.authorManuel Lázaro, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorMenesatti, Paolo
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica
dc.identifier.citationAguzzi, J. [et al.]. A new laboratory radio frequency identification (RFID) system for behavioural tracking of marine organisms. "Sensors", 11 Octubre 2011, vol. 11, núm. 10, p. 9532-9548.
dc.description.abstractRadio frequency identification (RFID) devices are currently used to quantify several traits of animal behaviour with potential applications for the study of marine organisms. To date, behavioural studies with marine organisms are rare because of the technical difficulty of propagating radio waves within the saltwater medium. We present a novel RFID tracking system to study the burrowing behaviour of a valuable fishery resource, the Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus L.). The system consists of a network of six controllers, each handling a group of seven antennas. That network was placed below a microcosm tank that recreated important features typical of Nephrops’ grounds, such as the presence of multiple burrows. The animals carried a passive transponder attached to their telson, operating at 13.56 MHz. The tracking system was implemented to concurrently report the behaviour of up to three individuals, in terms of their travelled distances in a specified unit of time and their preferential positioning within the antenna network. To do so, the controllers worked in parallel to send the antenna data to a computer via a USB connection. The tracking accuracy of the system was evaluated by concurrently recording the animals’ behaviour with automated video imaging. During the two experiments, each lasting approximately one week, two different groups of three animals each showed a variable burrow occupancy and a nocturnal displacement under a standard photoperiod regime (12 h light:12 h dark), measured using the RFID method. Similar results were obtained with the video imaging. Our implemented RFID system was therefore capable of efficiently tracking the tested organisms and has a good potential for use on a wide variety of other marine organisms of commercial, aquaculture, and ecological interest.
dc.format.extent17 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria de la telecomunicació::Radiocomunicació i exploració electromagnètica::Circuits de microones, radiofreqüència i ones mil·limètriques
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria electrònica::Instrumentació i mesura::Sensors i actuadors
dc.subject.lcshRadio frequency identification systems
dc.subject.lcshNorway lobster
dc.subject.lcshLobsters--Behavior--Data processing
dc.titleA new laboratory radio frequency identification (RFID) system for behavioural tracking of marine organisms
dc.subject.lemacSistemes d'identificació per radiofreqüència
dc.subject.lemacLlagostes (Crustacis)
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Centre de Desenvolupament Tecnològic de Sistemes d'Adquisició Remota i Tractament de la Informació (SARTI)
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
upcommons.citation.authorAguzzi, J.; Sbragaglia, V.; Sarria, D.; García, J.; Costa, C.; Del Rio, J.; Mànuel, A.; Menestti, P.; Sardà, F.

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