WATAMS Prototype Promotional Animation Video
A low cost prototype system for remotely monitoring traps in complex terrain and diverse landscapes using techniques common to the IoT (Internet of Things) and smart sensing. Our goal is to develop this prototype further into a fully working reliable system tested in the field.
An animation of the Wide Area Trap and Animal Monitoring System (WATAMS) which was highlighted at the Kelso event held by UK Squirrel Accord. [Click Video link below to run animation]
WATAMS Banner Stand PDF 1,098Kb
The design of our banner stand first showcased at Red Squirrels United Knowledge Fair in Belfast
RAMS (Remote Animal Monitoring System)
The RAMS (Remote Animal Monitoring System) prototype is a unique device capable of accurately measuring animal charcateristics such weight, whilst recording time and date stamped high resolution lower body/feet photographic images. It is a portable battery powered weatherproof device that attaches to a tree and can be left in the field for approximately 8 days before battery replacement.
The RAMS unit can be used to help determine the following parameters (related to squirrels)
- Weight of squirrel
- Date and time of feeding periods
- Determine whether red or grey squirrel via camera image
- Gender of squirrel via camera image
- Individual squirrels from unique markings or characteristics
- Foot size dimensions
- Surrounding ambient temperature
It was originally designed for monitoring red and grey squirrels but has proven to capture other small creatures.
RAMS - Field Test (County Durham)
The RAMS prototype has undergone field testing to monitor red squirrels in Weardale (County Durham)
RAMS - Live Red Squirrel Video Footage
Live video footage of the RAMS monitoring device recording red squirrels in a County Durham forest. [Click Video link below to run animation]
The video showing a bird being captured on the RAMS unit
The RAMS unit was setup and tested in a forest with red squirrels in County Durham
Last modified: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:38:23 BST
RAMS Red Squirrel Excel data file MSExcel 1Kb
An excel data file recorded by the RAMS unit providing weight, time and date, temperature and related camera image.
The RAMS unit was setup and tested in a different location with grey squirrels in the north of England.
Last modified: Mon, 10 Jul 2017 09:39:12 BST
RAMS Grey Squirrel Excel data file MSExcel 3Kb
An excel data file recorded by the RAMS unit providing grey squirrel weight, time and date, temperature and related camera image.