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Phoenix Ace RadAirborne Radiation Detector - UAV

The Phoenix ACE RAD is a field-deployable Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) equipped with a sensitive gamma radiation detector that can spot radiological anomalies or dangers at a safe distance. The entire package including PC ground station and transmitter can be packed into a backpack for easy deployment wherever its needed. The Mission Planner and accompanying operational modes ensure success and safety all throughout the mission. 



The Phoenix ACE RAD UAV offers an hour of flight time and weighs less than 7 pounds. The large CsI detector ensures fast response to gamma radiation with a sensitivity specification of 1.93 cps - μR / hr. The high resolution camera offers the operator a clear viewing capability and the IP65 rating ensures the unit will operate in fog, light rain or dry, sandy conditions. Additional features include neutron detection, gamma spectroscopy capabilities and waypoint support..

  • Over One Hour Duration Flight Time
  • Mission Planner Software • Backpack Deployable
  • Pilot View Camera
  • Infrared Camera
  • Multiple flight modes including:
  • Hands free “Return to Land” Mode
  • Fail-Safe “Return Home” Mode

UAV Specifications

Width X Length 31.75 x 32 in. (81 x 81 cm)
Prop (tip to tip) 39 in. (99cm)
weight 6.3 LBs (2.9km)
Payload Capacity 0.5 Lbs (.23 kg)
Configuration Back-packable Quad
Range 3.22 Km LOS

1+ Hr – 3 Batteries;

60 min – 2 Batteries;

40 min – 1 Batteries

Typical Operating Altitude 50-250 ft AGL; MSL – 5,000 ft
Imagers (Standard) Pilot View Camera
Communications (Standard) 900 MHz Command & Control; 2.4 Digital Data link
Color Federal Standard 595C, Gray #26373; customizable


Radiation Detector

Detector 6 cm3 CsI Scintillation Crystal with integrated PMT
Sensitivity 1.93 CPS/uR/Hr
Dose Rate Range 1 uR/Hr to 70 mR/Hr (.01 uSv/Hr to 700 uSv/Hr)
Energy Range 60 keV to 2 MeV
Response Time <1 Second
Temperature Range (-4° to 122° F (-20° to 50° C)
Size 4.62 x 3.11 x 1.26 in. (117 x 79 x 32 mm)
Weight <12 oz. (< .35 kg)
Enclosure IP65
External Connector UART


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