Monitoring Military Dogs by Biotelemetry
COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS SURGICAL LAB
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A study was undertaken by the Surgical Laboratory at Colorado State University under a contract issued by the Research and Development Command of the United States Army to develop a telemetry package for monitoring trained scout dogs under field conditions and to study physiologic activity of these dogs in response to alerting on hidden quarries. A complete two channel telemetry system with one channel of physiologic data and one alert information channel was designed, built, and tested. The physiology channel transmitted the electrical activity of the heart. The alert channel transmitted an alarm signal activated by a sitting alert position switch or by a redundant pull switch mechanism. The completed system included a transmitted and receiver alert switching mechanisms, heart rate electrodes, antenna, receiver carrying pack, transmitter carrying saddle, and internal power supplies.
- Biomedical Instrumentation and Bioengineering