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Interrogation Site Metadata

PCA - Panther Creek Array

Status:   Active - Non-Operational
Site Type: Instream Remote Detection System  |  Organization: Shoshone-Bannock Tribes
General Operational Period: Year Round
Start Date: 7/27/2017 12:00 AM

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.

Current Operations

Last File Loaded: PCA-2022-176-P-00C.xml
Date Last File Loaded: 6/25/2022 4:20 PM
Date Last File Opened: 6/25/2022 11:08 AM
Date Last File Closed: 6/25/2022 3:08 PM
Last Observation Tag: 3DD.0077D603B1
Last Observation Date: 6/25/2022 3:08 PM
Detection Summary: Last Day's Observations


Data Steward:

Lytle Denny


Coordinates: 45.295253, -114.358101  |  River Km: 522.303.338.005

Operational History

Operational history describes the period the site was interrogating for PIT tags. The comments provide anecdotal information about the operation of the site during this period. Site operational periods are updated typically at the end of the calendar year.

Year Start Date End Date Comments
2021 1/1/2021 12:00 AM 1/1/2022 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2020 1/1/2020 12:00 AM 1/1/2021 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags. See event logs for additional operational information.
2019 1/1/2019 12:00 AM 12/31/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2018 1/1/2018 12:00 AM 1/1/2019 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.
2017 7/27/2017 12:00 AM 1/1/2018 12:00 AM Start and end dates based on timer tags.


Configuration metadata includes details about the equipment used at the site to detect and record PIT tags. A new configuration sequence record is created when equipment is added or removed from the site and the period of time it was active. A configuration sequence without an End Date is currently active.

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Start Date:  7/27/2017
End Date:  ----

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Equipment History

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Event Log Summary

Event Date Event Type Comments
2/3/2020 9:05:47 AM General This site had one interruption of service in 2019. From 7/14 at 00:56 to 7/15 at 16:41 the site lost power due to the TEG going out. The outage lasted about 38 hours. All other 2019 data was loaded.
7/14/2019 4:00:00 PM SiteDown The TEG stopped running on 7/14 around 1:00 am PST and was restarted and the system turned back on at around 14:41 PST on 7/15. Total downtime was about 38 hours.
12/15/2017 9:26:00 AM General I updated the Master Controller firmware to 1.6.4 and the CBG board to 1.6.3.

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