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DRADIS (made up from the terms Direction, RAnge, and DIStance), is a fictional tracking technology used in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica miniseries and television show, as well as related spinoff media.[1]

Use in seriesEdit

The system is used for detecting and scanning vessels and other objects in a 4-dimensional space. Although the terms "range" and "distance" are synonymous in meaning, they indicate different factors of 3-dimensional tracking. One term is used to describe a target's horizontal position along the planar X and Y coordinates relative to the centerline of tracking vessel. The other represents the target's vertical position, or elevation, relative to the tracking ship centerline.

Although the DRADIS appears multi-functional with the ability to scan for water[2] and radiation signatures,[3] the technology is generally used within the show as the primary means of detecting other vessels and spatial bodies, for example a Cylon Basestar or the planet Kobol.[4]

The season two episode "Flight of the Phoenix" reveals that carbon composites are not detected by DRADIS systems.

Influence outside of seriesEdit

A number of computer programs are called "DRADIS".[5][6]

References Edit

  1. Critical Gamers Staff, "Battlestar Galactica RPG Appears on DRADIS," Critical Gamers (September 21, 2007).
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  5. long Zheng, "DRADIS: Awesome ISV Vista Application" (August 2nd, 2006).
  6. "dradis," SourceForge.net.

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