9602-LP Overview

The NAL 9602-LP is a small, low-cost satellite tracker designed for use with the Iridium satellite constellation. It is a self-contained unit containing an advanced 50 channel GPS receiver, an Iridium 9602 satellite tranceiver and a micro-controller board.

The 9602-LP measures 2.7” x 2.2” x 0.9”, weighs less than five ounces and can be attached to high-value assets such as vehicles, shipping containers, barges, railcars, trailers, or buoys. It is also being used to track environmentally demanding platforms including helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft, unmanned aerial vehicles, rockets, high-altitude balloons, ships, speed-boats, ground vehicles and hand-emplaced and air-deployed remote sensors.

The 9602-LP can be used with a wide variety of GPS and Iridium antennas, including small vehicle patch antennas and larger aviation TSO dual-mode antennas, and requires an external power supply of between 6.5 and 32 volts.

The 9602-LP can send either standard or a 256-bit AES encrypted GPS reports at a pre-programmed interval ranging from once every ten seconds to once every seven days. The interval can be changed remotely while the unit is in the field. 

The 9602-LP has a guarded Emergency switch to alert the recipient of an emergency situation, and five LEDs to indicate the status of power, GPS fix, Iridium connection, SBD transmission and emergency mode. 

NAL 9602-LP Device

NAL 9602-LP Technical Specifications 

Dimensions: 2.73” L x 2.17” W x 0.94” D (69 mm x 55 mm x 24 mm)
Weight: 4.8 oz.
I/O Interface: 15-Pin D-Sub
Antennas Interface: SMA female connectors
Cooling: Convection
Enclosure: Aluminum
Input Voltage Range: 3.6VDC to 5.5VDC or 6.5VDC to 32VDC
Input Nominal Voltage: 5.0VDC
Power consumption during standby: Less than 65uA @ 5.0VDC
Power Input Type: External DC power
Iridium RF Board   
Operating Frequency: 1616 to 1626.5 MHz
Link Margin Downlink: 13 dB average
Link Margin Uplink: 7 db average
Average Power Transmission:  < 1.0 W
GPS Receiver   
Receiver Type: NEO-6Q, 1575.42 MHz (L1), 16-channel, C/A code
Accuracy: 2.5 m CEP in good coverage
Update Rate: 5 Hz internally
Start-up Times: 1 second hot-starts, 28 seconds warm- and cold-starts
Sensitivity: < 160 dBm
Operating Temperature: 40oF to +185oF
Operating Humidity: < 75% RH
 Technical Specifications

Attached is the 'Getting Started with Model 9602-LP' document along with the wiring diagrams that cover different configuration options.

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