Echodyne is a Washington based technology company developing compact, solid-state, high-performance radar systems with Meta-particles Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) technology. The company combines long-range, all-weather, ground-truth capabilities of RADAR with high-resolution imaging capability of LIDAR. Echodyne offers its technology to industries like Automotive, Airspace Management, Border Security, Security Integrator, and Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Service Suppliers. The company’s investors include high-profile investors like Bill Gates and Lux Capital and funding from the Department of Homeland Security, NASA, and US Navy.
Echodyne’s radar systems provide high-resolution 3D situational awareness data for autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, critical infrastructure security, and smart cities. The devices are small enough to mount on drones, and the company claims it to be the order of a magnitude powerful than current sensors. The device is aimed at helping to keep airports and restricted airspace safe from drones. Echodyne uses metamaterial to create phased-array radars on a much smaller scale. It uses a grid of antennas emitting precisely defined patterns, to steer a radar beam in the desired direction. With the beams emitted a few times per second, It can scan the beam over a whole field of view without ever moving the device itself.
EchoGuard Rapid Deployment Kit is a portable radar station built for field agents, law enforcement, and security personnel for use in remote locations. Weighing under 10 kilograms, it is capable of operating 24-hours with replaceable batteries.
The portable field radar kit may be used for ground or air-based surveillance. Equipped with touch screen user interface and wired/wireless communication abilities, it is suited for quick deployment to detect, track, and interrogate multiple air or land-based objects with precise geo-location capability.
Echodyne’s Acuity software is a suite of tools to allow customization, intelligent radar resource allocation, and data processing algorithms of Echodyne’s radar systems.
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