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PCA - Panther Creek Array

The site consists of 6-20ft HDPE antennas, arranged in two strings of 3 antennas located about 150 apart. The antennas are constructed of fusion welded 4 inch HDPE pipe. Each antenna is driven by a Biomark IS1001 reader located in a submersible canister attached to the antenna. The readers are controlled by a Biomark IS1001-MC located in an enclosure on the shore.The antennas are anchored to the streambed with a “through-strut” method using DB-88 earth anchors attached to stainless steel threaded rod. The anchors are driven to a depth of 20-30 inches into the river bed. The IS1001 readers are connected to the MC by a single run of Biomark CAN-Bus cable. The readers are attached in series to the MC. All cables are covered by flexible non-metallic conduit.Power for the system is supplied by a propane Gentherm Thermo Electric Generator (TEG), this power creates a constant 27 volts of DC power supplied to the Biomark electronics enclosure; which houses the Biomark IS1001-Master Controller (MC), air temperature sensor, depth sensor board and remote communications. Due to the remote location of the site, use of a HughesNet satellite communications system is in place. This allows for remote access and communication to the MC and all of the connected components.

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Site Contacts


Lytle Denny
(208) 239-4560


Brett Turley
(208) 955-6771


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Operational Dates

Year Start Date End Date Notes
2018 1/1/2018 1/1/2019 Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2017 7/27/2017 1/1/2018 Start and end dates based on timer tags.

Current and Historic Site Configurations

Config Seq: 100

Start Date: 7/27/2017

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