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Radar Vision Enabled by MESA

Echodyne is building complete radar vision platforms as well as passive and active subsystems using our patented Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA).

Complete radars include MESA combined with a full radar transceiver, power and processing electronics, and interface APIs. These “bits in / bits out” radars give the customer complete off the shelf electronically scanning radar capability in an ultra-low C-SWAP integrated package.

MESA by itself is an ideal subsystem for existing radar manufacturers and integrators who want to leverage MESA’s electronic scanning capabilities in combination with their own radar back-end electronics. MESA is available in both active and passive options. Active options include MESA plus amplification stages with high efficiency GaN and GaAs parts. Passive options provide one or more RF I/O connectors compatible with both CW and pulsed exciters. Both options include a full suite of APIs to control MESA.

To inquire about availability or to discuss specifications for existing or future products, please email partners@echodyne.com or complete the form on our Partner page.

Echodyne MESA-DAA

INTRODUCING MESA-DAA

MESA-DAA is a compact high-performance radar that can be mounted on small to medium-sized UAVs to safely and reliably Detect And Avoid obstacles for beyond line of sight flight operations. MESA-DAA operates like a phased array radar with true beam scanning in both azimuth and elevation and with built-in search while track (aka track while scan) capabilities. Tracking range on a Cessna 140 has been confirmed out to 3km (see video here) and Phantom 4 drones out to 750m (see video here). The radar provides excellent resolution and accuracy across a broad field of view of ±60° in azimuth (120° total) and ±40° in elevation (80° total). Multiple units can be combined if greater field of view is desired.

KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS

  • LONG RANGE RADAR enabling reliable DAA with early warning in all environments and conditions
  • WIDE FIELD-OF-VIEW and real beam scanning in azimuth and elevation
  • FULL TRACK WHILE SCAN CAPABILITY provides ultra-high confidence detection and tracks,
    even in dense airspace or over cluttered environments
  • DIGITAL FMCW RADAR provides calibration-free plug-and-play easy integration with all platforms
  • HIGHLY CONFIGURABLE with multiple data output options
  • i-SCAN™ INTELLIGENT beam-scan software leverages situational awareness and mission models
  • PHASED ARRAY-LIKE PERFORMANCE, at a tiny fraction of the C-SWAP

Download MESA-DAA Product Sheet (PDF 637k)

See Cessna Tracking video (YouTube)

See Phantom Drone Tracking video (YouTube)


ULTRA-LOW C-SWAP K-BAND RADAR

MESA DEVELOPER’S KIT

MESA-K-DEV is a complete self-contained radar based on our revolutionary metamaterial electronically scanning array (MESA™). MESA-K-DEV exemplifies the ultra-fast scanning and ultra-low C-SWAP only possible with MESA. Designed as a highly flexible Developer’s Kit, MESA-K-DEV is ideal for companies and integrators interested in implementing advanced radar for a wide range of commercial applications including: detect and avoid even on small UAS, dramatically advanced radar for autonomous vehicles, security radar including drone detection, and many others. The antenna subsystem from MESA-K-DEV, called MESA-K-EVU, is also available as a standalone unit for radar manufacturers interested in evaluating MESA-K as a subsystem to connect to their own back-end radar electronics.

KEY FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

  • WIDE FIELD OF VIEW – ±60° in azimuth and ±40° in elevation
  • ULTRA-FAST BEAM SCANNING – beam switching speed less than 1 microsecond
  • RANGE – +0dBSm objects at >500 m
  • ULTRA-COMPACT SIZE – 22 x 7.5 x 2.5 cm including packaging
  • LOW WEIGHT – 820 grams including packaging
  • FREQUENCY – K-band
  • POLARIZATION – horizontal
  • PLUG AND PLAY – no calibration required
  • SINGLE DC POWER SUPPLY – +7 to +28V DC
  • SIMPLE CONTROL INTERFACE – USB Type C
  • RADAR MODES – short and long range FMCW

Download MESA-K-DEV Data Sheet (PDF 711k)

Download MESA-K-EVU Data Sheet (PDF 666k)

See airborne radar test video (YouTube)


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MESA-X-EVU

MESA-X-EVU is passive X-band antenna subsystem available to 3rd parties for evaluating our revolutionary new metamaterial electronically scanning array (MESA™) for radar applications. MESA™ enables new radar solutions with ultra-fast scanning and ultra-low C-SWAP. MESA-X-EVU is ideal for radar manufacturers and integrators who are interested in evaluating MESA™ as a subsystem to connect to their own back-end radar electronics. Access to MESA-X-EVU is simple, via a single RF I/O port and a serial USB 2.0 interface. A limited number of MESA-X-EVU are available to qualified integrators and potential partners.

KEY FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

  • WIDE FIELD OF VIEW – ±50° in azimuth and ±45° in elevation
  • ULTRA-FAST BEAM SCANNING – beam switching speed less than 1 microsecond
  • COMPACT SIZE – only 2.5 cm (1 in) thick (excl. packaging)
  • LOW WEIGHT – less than 1.4 kg (3.1 lb) (excl. packaging)
  • BROADSIDE GAIN – 19 dBi at 10.15 GHz
  • POLARIZATION – horizontal
  • PLUG AND PLAY – no calibration required
  • SINGLE DC POWER SUPPLY – 12V DC
  • SIMPLE CONTROL INTERFACE – serial USB 2.0
  • RF IN / RF OUT – single SMA coax port to user provided transceiver
  • PULSED AND CW COMPATIBLE

Download MESA-X-EVU Data Sheet (PDF 604k)

Download mechanical ICD (PDF 102k)