The Bajoran tricorder is optimized for detecting and analyzing a smaller number of physical phenomena than its Starfleet counterpart. As deployed on Deep Space 9, the unit is tasked with forensic procedures, tracing anomalous energy fields and particles, identifying and tracking residual weapons signatures, and uncovering contraband materials. The unit measures 15.23 by 8.28 by 5.33 centimetres, and masses 262.1 grams. The case is moulded toranium tetraborate, and consists of a single unarticulated object. Its optronic subassemblies are similar to those in the Starfleet version. Power is provided by either a cell of sarium krellide or a replaceable isotolinium ampule; both provide approximately twenty-three hours of continuous use. The 154 sensor assemblies include wide-band RF and subspace EM detectors, as well as atmospheric and vaporized-solids analyzers, all mounted within the casing on replaceable cards. Ninety are focused through the forward end, six are focused laterally, and the remaining forty-nine are omnidirectional.
The computational section consists of a block of six stacked isolinear processors of Starfleet-type chromopolymer, rated at 230 GFP calculations per second. Data storage is handled by ten isolinear wafers with a total capacity of 12.1 kiloquads. The controls are hardwired; raised buttons combining push and slide movements. The display screen is a single nanopixel matrix 1.10 by 6.79 centimetres, with limited touch or stylus activation. The basic Bajoran combadge subspace transceiver, minus power cell, is installed to handle data flow to base devices.