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MESA—Radars
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Echodyne is building complete radars as well as passive and active subsystems using our 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.

ULTRA-LOW C-SWAP K-BAND RADAR

INTRODUCING MESA-K-DEV

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 AND 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)

COMING SOON – MESA-DAA

Echodyne is hard at work on our next product release – a complete MESA™ based radar at K-band specifically designed for Airborne Detect and Avoid (DAA) for small UAS. While final specifications are not being released, MESA-DAA is based largely on MESA-K-DEV. Package size and weight are planned to be appreciably less than MESA-K-DEV — especially if the unit is placed inside the sUAS airframe. Range is planned to be >3KM with scanning speed of 1Hz for the entire field of view and as fast as 10Hz for updating locations of previously detected objects. The field of view for a single unit is planned to be ±60° in azimuth (120° total) and ±40° in elevation. Multiple units can be combined if greater field of view is desired.

Read the press release »

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)