The NAL 9602-LP 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 tranceiver and a micro-controller board.
The 9602-LP measures 2.7” x 2.2” x 0.9”, weighs less than five ounces and can be attached to high-value assets such as vehicles, shipping containers, barges, railcars, 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 and air-deployed remote sensors.
The 9602-LP can be used with a wide variety of GPS and Iridium antennas, including small vehicle patch antennas and larger aviation TSO dual-mode antennas, and requires an external power supply of between 6.5 and 32 volts.
The 9602-LP can send either standard or a 256-bit AES encrypted GPS reports 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-LP 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-LP Device
NAL 9602-LP Technical Specifications
|Iridium RF Board|
|Dimensions:||2.73” L x 2.17” W x 0.94” D (69 mm x 55 mm x 24 mm)|
|I/O Interface:||15-Pin D-Sub|
|Antennas Interface:||SMA female connectors|
|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 'Getting Started with Model 9602-LP' document along with the wiring diagrams that cover different configuration options.