The NAL 9602-A is a small, low-cost satellite tracker designed for use with the Iridium satellite constellation. It is a self-contained unit containing an advanced 50 channel GPS receiver, an Iridium 9602 satellite transceiver and micro-controller board, with internal Iridium and GPS antennas.
The 9602-A measures 2.7” x 2.17” x 1.26” (69 mm x 55 mm x 32 mm), weighs less than seven ounces and can be attached to high-value assets such as vehicles, shipping containers, trailers or buoys. It is also being used to track environmentally demanding platforms including helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets, high-altitude balloons, ships, speed-boats, ground vehicles and hand-emplaced or air-deployed remote sensors.
The 9602-A can send either a standard or 256-bit AES encrypted GPS report at a pre-programmed interval ranging from once every ten seconds to once every seven days. The interval can be changed remotely while the unit is in the field.
The 9602-A has a guarded Emergency switch to alert the recipient of an emergency situation, and five LEDs to indicate the status of power, GPS fix, Iridium connection, SBD transmission and emergency mode.
NAL 9602-A Device
NAL 9602-A Technical Specifications
|Iridium RF Board|
|Dimensions:||2.73” L x 2.17” W x 1.26” D (69 mm x 55 mm x 32 mm)|
|I/O Interface:||15-Pin D-Sub|
|Input Voltage Range:||3.6VDC to 5.5VDC or 6.5VDC to 32VDC|
|Input Nominal Voltage:||5.0VDC|
|Power consumption during standby:||Less than 65uA @ 5.0VDC|
|Power Input Type:||External DC power|
|Operating Frequency:||1616 to 1626.5 MHz|
|Link Margin Downlink:||13 dB average|
|Link Margin Uplink:||7 db average|
|Average Power Transmission:||< 1.0 W|
|Receiver Type:||NEO-6Q, 1575.42 MHz (L1), 16-channel, C/A code|
|Accuracy:||2.5 m CEP in good coverage|
|Update Rate:||5 Hz internally|
|Start-up Times:||1 second hot-starts, 28 seconds warm- and cold-starts|
|Sensitivity:||< 160 dBm|
|Operating Temperature:||40oF to +185oF|
|Operating Humidity:||< 75% RH|
Attached is the 'General Description of Model 9602-A' document along with wiring diagrams for different configuration options.