RDS Base Unit

The Radiological Detection System (RDS) Base Unit is used with six different radiation detecting probes for detecting and characterizing various types of radiation. Designed to eliminate interoperability challenges, conveniently select the appropriate radiation readings to give you the correct information to make the right call every time.


Mission Radiation Detection
Detectors Low dose and high dose Geiger-Mueller tubes
Dose Rate Units Count Rate – cpm, cps. Dose/Exposure Rate – rad/hr, Gy/hr, rem/hr, Sv/hr, R/hr Total Dose/Exposure – rad, Gy, rem, Sv, R
Detection · Gamma/x-ray radiation – 0.1µGy/hr – 100 Gy/hr · Photon detection – 60 keV – 3 MeV · Beta detection – 200 keV – 3 MeV · Neutron & Alpha detection with external probe
Data Records detection readings, date/time, location. 45+ hours of data storage
Dose Measurement Range 0.01 µSv to 10 Sv (1µrem to 1000 rem)
Alarms Audible and visual
Audio 3mm audio jack for headset operation
Display High contrast, impact resistant LCD screen, visible in direct sunlight
Operation 8 buttons for easy menu access and navigation
Power 4AA batteries or AC power supply
Dimensions 8″ x 3.3″ x 2.2″ (20.3 x 8.4 x 5.6 cm)
Weight 1.7 lb. including 4AA batteries (.77 kg)

Additional information

Base Unit Features:

Military-grade reliability

Common Base Unit interface for 6 individual probes

Hot-swapping Smart Probe Technology allows any RDS probe to
be used with any Base Unit

Consistent LCD Interface for all probes

45 Hours of Data Storage

Ergonomic Design

Stealth Mode

Operates on 4 AA-size batteries

Complies with ANSI N42.17 using Cs-137 as a reference source

Calibration and firmware upgrades via Data Exchange Console

With Advanced Smart Probe Technology, you can confidently hot-swap probes from one Base Unit to the other without skipping a beat. With no dependency on a specific Base Unit, each probe retains its own calibration data. The RDS Base Unit is intended for high-reliability, mission-critical applications. It is durable, easy to use, and built to last.