Sensors and actuators a-physical vol:37-8 pages:260-267
A novel telemetry transponder is presented for application in an extensive animal monitoring and climatic control system. It contains an identification code and collects information on physiological parameters related to health and welfare of the individual animal. A dedicated low power CMOS transponder microchip is developed. Emphasis is on a high degree of flexibility towards sensor inputs and internal data management, and extreme miniaturization and low power consumption to allow implantation.