Can you design an Arduino Wildlife GPS GSM tracker for our wildlife research (e.g. in Eagle CAD)? We (small Dutch wildife NGO) need to track animals in the wild using a PCB which can be easily programmed and changed with the Arduino IDE.
GPS receiver (e.g. Quectel L30 with A-GPS SIRFIV, should work with Arduino library)
GSM modem (e.g. Quectel, should work with Arduino library)
Onboard sensitive GPS patch antenna
Onboard sensitive GSM chip antenna (antenova?)
combi of accelerometer, gyro, compass (should work with Arduino library)
connection possibility (I2C ?) of other small sensors (e.g. pressure, should also work with Arduino library)
Combi SIM card / uSD holder
MCU: ATMEGA1284P-AU (Arduino bootloader exists)
Maybe: battery charger chip for induction charging and solar panel charging)
Other suggestions welcome :)
The design should be very power use efficient. The tracker uses a lipo battery and should be as long as possible in the field. The Arduino software will therefore use cycles of short awakening getting data and longer periods of deep sleep (uA's).
We have some example Eagle design with an atmega32u2 which did not have enough programming space.
Let me know what you think of this!