Echodyne

Echodyne

Echodyne is a company developing compact, solid-state, high-performance radar system founded in 2014.

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.

Product

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.

Echodyne rapid deployment radar kit

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.

Software

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.

History

Eben Frankenberg and Tom Driscoll founded the company in 2014 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

Timeline

September 26, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awards Echodyne $200,000

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today awarded Echodyne Corporation of Bellevue, Washington $200,000 to begin the final testing phase as part of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Echodyne Corp. funding round, September 2019
20,000,000
September 2019
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Andrea Radosevich

General Counsel

Eben Frankenberg

Co-Founder & CEO

Jeff Finan

Vice President, Business Development

Leo Mccloskey

Vice President, Marketing

Paul Farmer

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Driscoll

Co-Founder & CTO

William (Bill) Graves, jr.

Vice President, Products

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Echodyne's pocket-sized radar may be the next must-have tech for drones (and drone hunters)

Devin Coldewey

Web

May 12, 2017

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Echodyne: First Air-to-Air Radar Test on Small Drone

Nov 7, 2016

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

News

Title
Author
Date
Publisher
Description
Devin Coldewey
January 6, 2020
TechCrunch
Echodyne set the radar industry on its ear when it debuted its pocket-sized yet hyper-capable radar unit for drones and aircraft. But these days all the action is in autonomous vehicles -- so they reinvented their technology to make a unique sensor that doesn't just see things but can communicate intelligently with the AI behind the wheel.

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