A wild-animal tracking UGV
A UGV to track and collect the sample from the animals inside the national parks. It can be also used for transporting equipment for zoologists and even transport animals to different stations.
By collecting feces, zoologists can analyze wild animals' population size, home range, food composition, parasites, and diseases in wild animals. fecal samples are easy to collect, easy to keep after simple treatment and noninvasive to the wild animals
Radio telemetry was the main technology for wildlife.
There are some main techniques:
-Very high frequency (VHF) transmitters
-Global positioning system (GPS) tracking
The concept of this project is to design an Unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) for animal tracking and VHF receiver. The ground operat drone can be less effective on wild animals, it produces less noise and less attention like the remote camera.
With the UGV it gives a possibility to enter someplace that humans can not get there easily. In the meantime provide safety for the human operators with wildlife.