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Personnel Tracking

Raveon’s ATLAS PT is a Personnel Tracking System that provides immediate location, tracking, and alerting while engaged in critical activities. This tracker is ideal for mission critical personnel observation, especially:

  • Border Patrol
  • Fire Fighters
  • SWAT

The ATLAS PT is equipped with an “Emergency Alert” button as well as a “man-down” tilt sensor. The man-down alert system notifies whenever a team member has fallen or has been hurt. The tracker helps you focus and protect your highly trained professionals in whatever mission critical operations you may face. The real-time situational awareness provided by the personal tracker system allows you to orchestrate personnel efforts for optimal operations, and helps you bring your team home safely.

See Features and Advantages of RavTrack

The ATLAS PT is the fastest completely-integrated real-time GPS tracking transponder available. It uses VHF radio channels with no service fees or monthly charges, and works virtually anywhere.

The ATLAS PT is fully compatible with the RavTrack series of vehicle tracking devices and software, allowing complete real-time tracking of personnel, vehicles, and other vital assets in one system.

The tracker is ideal for ensuring connectivity in disaster scenarios when cellular services are easily overwhelmed.


  • Training: Study your training exercises in real-time, The ATLAS PT allows you to capture the activities of any trainee group and save them for later replay and critique. Trainees can request support or alert operations to a critical situation.
  • Fire Fighters: Know where your personnel are while battling any situation. Coordinate team efforts, and minimize unnecessary dangerous exposures.And with Raveon’s Man Down ALERT! button, your personal can immediately summon help to their position
  • Police: Know where your officers and first-responders are no matter their mode of travel. See the tactical situation in real-time, identify who is closest to the scene, and respond with the right person in the right place and at the right time.
  • Search & Rescue: Coordinate in concert the efforts of your rescue personnel. Retain and refer to a dynamic map record of all areas searched, ensuring thorough coverage. Proactively equip outbound people with an ATLAS Personal Tracker and pinpoint their location at any time.


  • Real-Time. Position and status updates are available as quickly as every second. Coupled with the rapid update capabilities the extremely short assures you that any position reports and alerts sent will post to your display(s) very quickly.
  • Complete. Everything needed to track a vehicle or asset is provided. No secondary services like Internet, cell-service, GPRS, Edge, SMS, or satellite service are needed. The ATLAS PT allows you complete control over your tracking infrastructure.
  • No Monthly Charges. Because no external services are required, there are no recurring costs for a RavTrack system.
  • Totally Portable. The ATLAS PT is completely self-contained and portable. Meant to be worn by personnel in a variety of activities, it weighs just 16 ounces even with the built-in rechargeable batteries. Simple to operate, just “turn it on and go”. Furthermore, the ATLAS PT has some of the lowest power-consumption in the industry. The transponder features flexible reporting options, while a remote controlled sleep mode allows it to be active and consume almost no power at all.
  • Rugged and water tight. Integrated into an IP67 rated watertight enclosure all PT models include protection against damage from water, over-temperature, high VSWR, and overcharge.
  • Works Everywhere/Anytime. The ATLAS PT does not rely on public wireless services, so your systems work in rural areas, forests, mines, mountains, deserts, foreign countries, and even open water. This is especially critical in disaster situations when cellular services are easily overwhelmed.
  • Long-Range Operation. Using narrow-band VHF radio channels, the ATLAS can communicate as far as 30 miles (depending upon terrain). All ATLAS PTs can also store-and-forward repeat for wide-area coverage, and fully inter-operate with other M7 series GPS enabled radio in the RavTrack family.
  • High Speed and High Efficiency. The ATLAS PT Transponder operates with fast over the air data rates. Its fast-switching radio enables it to send up to 20 position-transmissions per second.
  • Flexible Reporting. The ATLAS PT may be configured to transmit position and status reports at pre-set time intervals (programmable), when it has moved a certain distance (programmable), when an I/O changes, when it has stopped moving, is laid-down, or a combination of these.
  • Easy To Use. The ATLAS Personal Locator is very simple to use. Turn it on, and once GPS signal is acquired, it begins sending its position. Power-Off may be disabled so that only the command-center can turn it off.
  • Safety Features. On the top of the ATLAS PT is a dual-function user-activated alert button. Pressing sends an “Alert”, and when held down for 2 seconds, causes the unit to transmit a “Critical Alert” code indicating the alert condition.Using the internal position sensor, position transmissions and man-down alerts may be triggered by position, motion, or lack-of motion.
  • Proximity Alerts. Each ATLAS PT may be configured to transmit an alert, as well as signal an output circuit whenever it is in proximity of another M7 series GPS enabled radio. This feature is useful for collision avoidance, theft security, or other applications.
  • Remote Management. Commands may be sent over-the-air to the ATLAS PT to put interrogate it, modify its reporting rate, and modify certain parameters in it.
  • Long Battery Life. Operating as a GPS transponder with the receiver off 95% of the time, the expected operation duration from a full charge is:


Report Rate

Battery Life

Battery Life

30 seconds

30 hours

24 hours

90 second

60 hours

48 hours

4 minutes

7 days

7 days

15 minutes

1 month

1 month


  • Simple to Interface. The ATLAS PT is very simple to use and is designed to integrate with a variety of software,plotters, GPS displays, and external devices including:

    • Lowrance GPS displays and navigation
    • Garmin hand-held GPS
    • Any GPS with an RS-232 NMEA interface
    • RavTrack PC software by Raveon
    • Marine Radar Displays
    • Bio-telemetry sensors
    • Laser range finders
    • Your own custom application
  • Visual Mapping. The activities of all ATLAS units are easily visualized by a number of mapping applications, including RavTrack PC, which allows you to import your own custom maps.
  • Secure. All position reports are 128-bit AES encrypted for secure communications. No other radio modem, from Raveon or otherwise, will be able to listen in or monitor positions without knowing the security key.

General Specifications

Model: RV-PT (b=V or U) (x=band)
Size: 145mm X 70mm X35mm
Weight: 0.46kg (16 oz)
Input Voltage: 11 – 16 VDC
Current draw: Charging Battery: <1.5A
Not-charging: <1mA


Supported Frequency Bands: 136-155

Planned or MOQ required:



    • 403-434 MHz (Non-US)
    • 419-440>MHz (Non-US)
    • 450-480 MHz (for US channels)
    • 470-512MHz (Non-US)



    • 150-174MHz
    • 215-235MHz


Serial Port Baud Rates (programmable):

    • 1.2k
    • 2.4k
    • 4.8k
    • 9.6k
    • 19.2k
    • 38.4k
    • 57.6k
    • 115.2k


Over-the-air baud rates (programmable):

    • -N 4.8k, 5142, 8K,9.6k (1200 optional)
    • -W 4.8k, 8k, 9.6k, 14.4k, 19.2k


Operating Mode:

    • Simplex or Half-duplex


Operating Temperature range:

    • -30°C to +60°C Operational
    • 0°C – 45°C for charging


Internal Battery Charger:

    • <4-hours for standard LiION 2200mAh pack


Front Panel LEDs:

    • Power
    • Status (Carrier Detect, TX/RX, GPS Status)
    • Alert (Active and response)


RF I/O Connector:

    • SMA (Male)


Power Cable

    • Raveon P/N: 1C738-1



  • Individual address: 65,536


Transmitter Specifications

RF Power Output, fully charged 500mW – 5.0 W
RF Power Output, 90% discharged 0.3W – 3.0 W
Maximum Duty Cycle 25% @ 2W to 40C,
10% @5W
RF Bandwidth 20MHz no-tune
TX Spurious outputs < -70dBc
Occupied Bandwidth Per FCC
FCC Emissions Designator 11K0F1D (-N)
15K0F1d (-W)
Frequency Stability Better than ±1.5ppm


Receiver Specifications

RX sensitivity (1% PER) 9600bps < -106dBm
4800bps < -114dB
RF No-tune bandwidth 20MHz
Alternate Channel Selectivity -65dB
Blocking and spurious rejection -75dB


Interface Specifications

  • Serial Interface Port
  • Connector Type IP67 rated circular
  • RS 232 IO Voltage Levels TXD, RXD
  • Format Programmable
  • Modem handshake signals None
  • NMEA messages: TTL, GLL, WPL, RMC
  • User Configurable Parameters (overview)
  • Channel Number and Operating Frequency
  • Baud Rate, parity, stop bits
  • GPS Update Rate: 1 – 9999 Seconds
  • GPS report on movement: 0 – 9999 Meters
  • GPS report on digital in Enable/disable
  • GPS Report on motion Yes
  • GPS Report on man-down Yes
  • Store-and-forward Repeating configuration
  • 128 bit AES
  • LEDs operation or disabled
  • Read DC voltage, current, and statistics
  • Event triggers (Speed, proximity, I/O, Motion)
  • Alert Button operation


Below please find different power-coding options for the Atlas PT (custom colors may require order minimums).


The activities of all ATLAS PT units are easily visualized by a number of mapping applications, including RavTrack PC, which allows you to import your own custom maps or Riptides HIT software (pictured below) for Battle Tracking, Exercise Command and Control and After Action Reviews (AAR).


The Portable Multi Unit Charger (PMUC) supports charging of 10 ATLAS PT or the same number of external battery packs.


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