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RIS One & RIS Plus: Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR)


RIS One & RIS Plus


Compact and lightweight antennas;

Excellent data quality;

Highest flexibility in multi-channel chain connection;

High stacking thereby improving penetration depth;

Wireless link to keep track of the survey path and the location of buried objects;



RIS ONE and RIS PLUS is the most compact and lightweight antennas available on the market. The single or multi-channel radar control unit allows increased acquisition speed through a high stacking factor as well as improved penetration depth. The system is supported by antennas operating in 25 MHz to 2.6 GHz frequency range. IDS control unit is able to power up multiple antennas connected in chain enabling custom solutions.

RIS ONE and RIS PLUS is the ideal solution for:

  • underground tunnel inspection and condition assessment;
  • bedrock and lithological profiling;
  • fracture characterization;
  • ground water profiling;
  • foundation and pile measurements;
  • borehole investigations.
 RIS One & RIS Plus
  • The largest antenna gamma in the ground penetrating radar market: IDS have a comprehensive set of antennas from 25 MHz to 3.0 GHz, including multi-frequency, borehole and horn antennas ensuring that the right equipment is available for the right application.
  • More than 8 hours of autonomous use: IDS’s radar control unit has the lowest power consumption in the ground penetrating radar market.
  • Flexible: The multi-channel DAD control unit can drive any IDS antenna and up to 8 antennas in chain connection simultaneously enabling the use of custom configurations.
TR80* TR100* TR200*
TR400* TR600* TR600 FW*
TR600 V* TR900* TRHF
TR40* HR1000* HR2000
BH150* BH300* DML200
DML600 DUAL F 200-600 DUAL F 400-900

* This antenna is not FCC or IC approved for use in the USA or Canada

K2 FastWave - Acquisition Software for use in the Field

K2 FASTWAVE Software is the acquisition software designed to work with the IDS DAD FastWave control unit (single or multi-channel) and is included in the DAD package. The K2 FastWave is able to support the acquisition of up to 8 antennas connected in chain and is able to show two radargrams simultaneously on the screen in real time during the acquisition phase. The software comes with comprehensive tools to customize the acquisition parameters and calibrate the signal of every acquisition channel.

From the initial interface the operator can estimate the propagation velocity as well as modify many other parameters. K2 FastWave is also able to continuously monitor the status of the system, providing an alarm for every possible malfunction that can happen in the field. K2 FastWave also has a dedicated tool to help the user collect data in grid mode in order to achieve the best results from the survey, mixing longitudinal and transversal scans in the post processing.

The system can be connected to GPS and is able to record the path in real time and mark anomalies: the data is stored in a dedicated folder and is easy to access in the future post processing phase.


Post Processing Software

The GRED HD Post processing software family is modular. Every module includes the capability of the software listed above.

GRED HD Basic - Recommended for generic basic post processing analysis and road pavement evaluation

GRED HD is an easy to use post processing software able to post process the data acquired with the IDS K2 FastWave. The software offers general tools and features and can be used for several applications from geology and archaeology to underground utility detection.

This software is equipped with basic features and is recommended for users that have to analyze data in the office and want to maximize their capability of interpretation. With this software the user will be able to process in 2D the radargram acquired in the field.

The software is able to show the B-Scan (radargram) acquired and to apply several types of filters (background removal, gain, mitigation time domain, etc.) to obtain an easier to interpret B-Scan. It is also possible to set filter macros for iterative filtering of the data. Anomalies as well as pipes can be marked directly on the interface. GRED Basic is also able to do semi-automatic layering reconstruction and insert core.

GRED HD 3D - An Advanced GPR Processing and Imaging Software

Recommended for pipe and utility mapping and 3D analysis of the subsurface

GRED HD 3D is an advanced post processing software for 3D and tomographic rendering of the acquired data.

The software is able to present a 3-dimensional view of the subsurface, with a complete set of options for navigate within it, cutting it and marking anomalies. The software is also able to export 2D plan-view slices of the subsurface from which the operator can best interpret anomalies and pipes.

The pipes and cables detected can be marked with a dedicated tool where the operator can specify a color for each pipe, the depth of it and an estimate of the dimensions. The marked pipes can then be visible in the 3D view, the 2D tomography slice and the traditional radargram.

The software is also able to show multiple radargrams simultaneously to enhance the capability of the interpretation.








PRF (Pulse Repetition Frequency) Up to 400 kHz
No. of Simultaneously Acquired Channels 2
A/D Clock 400 kHz
Bits per Sample 16 bit
Max. Number of Driven Antennas RIS One: 1 including dual frequency
RIS Plus: 8 or 4 dual frequency
Max. Range 9999nsec.
Max. Number of Samples/Scan 8192
Stacking (Automatic or User Selected) 32768
Connection to Data Logger Ethernet LAN or Wireless (WiFi IEEE 502.11b)
Power Supply and Consumption 12 V, > 10 W average
Processing Software
  • 3D view (B-scan and C-scan)
  • Automatic generation of Cross B-scan
  • GPS positioning and CAM view
  • Layers analysis and core insertion
  • Automatic and Manual data processing
  • Data fusion for different frequencies and directions
  • Is-surface map
  • Graphic comments and parameters
  • Propagation velocity estimation
  • Wiggled mode view
  • Power trace analysis
Output Data Excel, ASCII, HDF5, jpg, bmp