Blue Sky Network - HawkEye Personal Tracker


The HawkEye Personal Tracker (PT) makes ensuring the safety and keeping track of workers in remote locations easy. Blue Sky Network’s HawkEye PT is a rugged, handheld Iridium satellite-based personal tracker, tapping the complete network of Iridium Low-Earth Orbit satellites. The HawkEye PT works with SkyRouter, Blue Sky Network’s interactive web portal, for mapping/tracking, 2-way data communication, and emergency alerts. The HawkEye PT is well suited for any portable global tracking application.

How It Works

The HawkEye PT transmits all data to SkyRouter, Blue Sky Network’s interactive web portal that enables immediate access to tracking data on—and communication with—every person and asset around the globe. The HawkEye PT not only enables tracking; it enables two-way communication through a hi-res color LCD screen with a keyboard display. Workers in the field can easily and quickly reach out in event of emergency, and dispatchers at HQ can quickly redirect personnel or alert them to changing circumstances, such as weather. Additionally, the HawkEye PT can “wake up” and send position reports automatically, and at whatever interval you require. Your personnel don’t have to lift a finger for you to know where they are.

Battery life is extensive in the PT. For example, you can send more than 1,200 reports on a single battery charge. Set those reports for 10 minutes apart, and that’s eight days of battery life on one charge.

Other Benefits Include

  • Event Notifications (Emergency, Waypoints, Check-ins)
  • An Emergency Call Feature
  • Audible Message Alerts
  • GPS Position Alerts
  • USB Host Interface/Cable
  • A Panic Button (Red Button with Flip-guard in Above Image)
  • Remote Parameter Settings

Technical Specifications & Features

  • Low cost personal tracker and two-way messaging device
  • Handheld, rugged, always reliable
  • Lightweight: only 6.5 ounces
  • Compact: 4″ x 2.2″ x 0.8″
  • Send messages from SkyRouter to each PT
  • Ultra low power consumption
  • Automatic position reports (>1200 on one battery charge)
  • Flip-guarded panic button
  • Waypoint soft key (easily mark points of interest/danger)
  • Check-in soft key
  • Able to send 300-character email messages
  • Real time, pole-to-pole coverage
  • Easy battery charging: AC adapter and USB


GPS Receiver Type

  • 1575.42 MHz (L1)
  • 50 channel, C/A code



  • 2.5 m CEP


Update Rate

  • 4Hz


Start-up Times

  • < 1 second hot start; 29 second warm/cold start


    • Sensitivity: -160dBm
    • Input Voltage Range: 2.7VDC to 5.5VDC
    • Input Nominal Range: 4.0VDC
    • Power Consumption: Less that 40uA@5.oVDC during standby
    • Power Input Type: External DC power or internal battery


    Iridium RF Board

    • Operating Frequency: 1616 to 1616.5 Mhz
    • Link Margin Downlink: 13 dB average
    • Link Margin Uplink: 7 dB average
    • Average Power Transmission: 1.0 W



    • Operating Temperature: -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to 85°C)
    • Operating Humidity: <75% RH