RD1100 & 1500™ Ground Penetrating Radar is Radiodetection's flagship GPR for utility locating.

Detect conductive and non-conductive pipes and ducts

Ground Penetrating Radar can detect ceramic and plastic pipes and ducts which would otherwise require tracer wire to detect using an electromagnetic locator.

The RD1500 is designed to find all buried pipes and cables.  Features include internal GPS, on-board Wi-Fi, a high resolution touch screen as well as the proprietary FrequenSee™ technology which selectively enhances small/shallow, medium size/depth, or large/deep targets, or even all at once, for easier viewing and detection.

Mini reports can be generated and delivered directly from the survey site by connecting to a Wi-Fi network or by using a cell phone as a hotspot. Data can also be exported to a USB memory stick.

Options for the RD1500 include: 

  • an external GPS, for higher positional accuracy
  • the Enhancement package, which enables the user to slice through the exported depth data, export data to other formats and more, and
  • for even more analysis, the Utility Suite software option that offers features such as processing and displaying grid data in alternative ways, and the ability to output data to 3D visualization software such as Voxler®


FrequenSee™ “3 Antennas in One”
FrequenSee™ selectively enhances small/shallow, medium size/depth, or large/deep targets, or even all, for easier viewing and detection. The proprietary FrequenSee™ technology exploits the wide bandwidth of the RD1500 antenna, and allows the user to select the low, medium or high part of the frequency spectrum to focus on the desired features. Systems incorporating FrequenSee are typically lighter and less bulky that competing multi-antenna alternatives.

Slice Views
By recording Grid Scans, users can view not only Line Views but also Depth Slices, greatly increasing the clarity of the collected data.


GPS and Map View
The RD1500 includes internal GPS as standard, enabling the unique Map View feature that allows the user to view the path travelled by the system, together with any on-screen markers made. Users looking for higher accuracy positioning data can opt for the RD1500’s external GPS, which also enables the generation of KMZ files. These files can be opened in Google™ Earth™, giving all the geographic position of where saved surveys were performed and the ability to view the screenshots that were taken.

Internal Wi-Fi and USB for data transfer
Mini projects, containing screenshots and a table with information about the collected data, can be emailed immediately to clients or colleagues using the on-board Wi-Fi, either via a nearby wireless network or the user’s smart phone in hotspot mode. Screenshot images, and data for Enhancement system users, can also be exported to a USB drive for transfer to a computer or archive system.

High resolution touch screen display
The high resolution Display Unit features touch screen operation, providing the user with the ability to draw arrows on the screen to highlight features of interest. Soil calibrations are simply done by dragging a Soil Cal Hyperbola to lie over a real hyperbola from the ground and matching the shape.

Enhancement upgrade option
The Enhancement option for the RD1500, which includes the EKKO_Project software suite aids in the storage, export, interpretation and presentation of the collected data by enabling the user to: organise data into projects for increased storage on the RD1500; slice through the exported depth data; generate PDF reports that include data images, screenshots and photos alongside text and your company logo and export data to other formats like CSV and SEG-Y.

Additional analysis software option
EKKO_Project, included within the RD1500 Enhancement option, and Utility Suite are both available for the RD1500. See “Software” for more details.



  • 8.0"diagonal, high-visibility, sunlight-readable LCD color display with touchscreen
  • internal GPS for geotagging screen captures
  • built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to send mini-reports from the field
  • Sensor assembly
  • data markers to highlight features on your data
  • GPR sled with medium wheels
  • USB for quick data transfer
  • Rechargeable Lead acid battery with AC charger
  • Hard carry case - Software
  • 1 year warranty



  • Internal GPS for geotagging screen captures
  • On-site report software with line and grid map views



Topcon External GPS


The Enhancment system uses the EKKO Project software for data manaement, data integration and GPR data display.

  • MapView grid lines and GPR lines collected with GPS
  • Display GPR line and save them to graphic image files such as jpg, bmp, png - Slice up and down in dpeth view to reveal targets
  • create impressive reports, add phots, text, and print as a PDF



EKKO Project software can be enhanced with the Utility Suite software for more advanced reporting.

  • LineView module for modifying and displaying GPR lines
  • SliceView module for modifying and displaying depth sclices from GPR grid data plotting them on Google Earth files
  • Interpretation module for adding post, poluline, box and annotations to GPR lines in post-processing


Basic Kit Includes:

RD1100 or RD1500GPR Battery, AC Charger, Command Module, Cart, & 1 Year Warranty

* Additional Options
- Hard Case with Wheels
- External GPS for 1500 model
- External GPS and Enhancement Software for 1500 model
- External GPS with Enhancement Software & Utility Suite Software for 1500 model