About the Calculator
Tags transmit their ID codes, and receivers detect and log them. When there are multiple tags in the water, transmissions will sometimes “collide” with each other, preventing receivers from detecting them.
When you design a VEMCO system, it is important to understand the effects of collisions on the overall performance of the system. More tags cause more collisions, and shorter delays cause more collisions.
This calculator estimates the total number of detections per hour when multiple tagged animals are within range of a receiver. You can use it to examine a number of “what if” scenarios by varying the number of tags, transmission delays and tag coding types.
VEMCO Collision Calculator