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Echodyne to Demonstrate Data Visualization for Airspace Management Through Augmented Reality at AUVSI 2019

Echodyne to Demonstrate Data Visualization for Airspace Management Through Augmented Reality at AUVSI 2019

April 29, 2019

Echodyne announced today that it will demonstrate enhanced airspace situational awareness by visualizing EchoGuard sensor data through augmented reality at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019 in Chicago, IL.

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Growing Drone Industry Spawns a Growing Antidrone Industry

Growing Drone Industry Spawns a Growing Antidrone Industry

March 27, 2019

It’s not technically difficult to detect even a small drone with suitable radar equipment. “Almost all radars can detect a drone,” says Tom Driscoll, who is chief technical officer and a cofounder of Echodyne Co., a startup based in Kirkland, Wash., that is selling a radar system specifically tailored to detect small drones. The tricky part is distinguishing them from birds, which have about the same radar cross section. And for that, “the subtleties are important,” says Driscoll.

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Echodyne Announces Availability of Rapid Deployment Kit for Portable High-Performance 3D Surveillance Radar

Echodyne Announces Availability of Rapid Deployment Kit for Portable High-Performance 3D Surveillance Radar

March 26, 2019

The Rapid Deployment Kit is built for field agents, law-enforcement, and security personnel charged with temporarily or intermittently securing ground and airspace perimeters. With essential components weighing under 20 lbs., the kit is extremely portable and enables surveillance in the most remote or hard to access locations.

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Echodyne to Speak on Reinventing Radar for 21st Century Security at DHS Event this Week

Echodyne to Speak on Reinventing Radar for 21st Century Security at DHS Event this Week

March 20, 2019

Finan’s presentation, “Radically Reinvented Radar for 21st Century Security Challenges,” will take place on March 20th at 3:10pm. He will discuss...

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Echodyne CTO Discusses the Future of ESA Radar Technology at  Military Radar Summit

Echodyne CTO Discusses the Future of ESA Radar Technology at Military Radar Summit

March 13, 2019

Driscoll, an expert on metamaterials and electromagnetics, will speak on “Low C-SWAP Electronically Scanned Antenna Technology Platform” and detail how Echodyne’s MESA radar demonstrates high-end capabilities in a low-cost package.

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DHS S&T Snapshot

DHS S&T Snapshot

February 5, 2019

In addition to this testing, Echodyne’s solution is currently being used as the primary detection and cueing component on autonomous surveillance towers currently deployed in the San Diego Sector .

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Echodyne’s EchoFlight Radar Receives Commodity Jurisdiction Determination

Echodyne’s EchoFlight Radar Receives Commodity Jurisdiction Determination

January 30, 2019

Echodyne announced today that it has received a commodity jurisdiction (CJ) determination from the US State Department for its EchoFlight radar. The CJ determination classifies the EchoFlight radar as a commercial product exportable under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

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Echodyne Radar Selected for Northern Plains’ UTM Pilot Program Testing

Echodyne Radar Selected for Northern Plains’ UTM Pilot Program Testing

January 17, 2019

Echodyne announced today that it has been selected to participate in Northern Plains UAS Test Site (NPUASTS) industry partnership to test and demonstrate commercial UAS operations in the next phase of DOT/FAA UAS Pilot Program (UPP) testing. Echodyne’s MESA™ radar technology enables an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) system to detect and track commercial drones and manned aircraft, enabling safe operations in the national airspace.

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Echodyne adds new CFO

Echodyne adds new CFO

November 2, 2018

Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for securing critical infrastructure, counter-UAS, and guiding autonomous machines announced today that it has added Paul Farmer to its management team as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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Smart Cities Have New Physical Threats: The Impact of Drones on Security and Public Safety

Smart Cities Have New Physical Threats: The Impact of Drones on Security and Public Safety

October 19, 2018

Physical security and cybersecurity are different sides of the same security coin. As the cities of tomorrow emerge with more complex networks and connected and autonomous technologies of all kinds, city planners must consider physical security as an integral component of smart city security.

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Homeland Security got a thing and it’s called radar love

Homeland Security got a thing and it’s called radar love

October 5, 2018

“Cost, size, weight and power (C-SWaP) is always a concern when deciding on technology investments,” said Tim Bennett of DHS Science and Technology in a release. “Legacy radar arrays require an expensive, complex and often heavy phase shifter to direct radar beams. Echodyne developed MESA to electronically steer a radar beam with high fidelity and fast directional changes with lower C-SWaP.”

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Echodyne In Final Stages of Testing its Metamaterials Based Electronically Scanning Array Radar

Echodyne In Final Stages of Testing its Metamaterials Based Electronically Scanning Array Radar

October 1, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) has awarded Bellevue-based Echodyne Corporation $200,000 to begin the final testing phase as part of its Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP).

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Echodyne Approved for Final Round of  Silicon Valley Innovation Program

Echodyne Approved for Final Round of Silicon Valley Innovation Program

September 27, 2018

“We are pleased to be recognized by DHS S&T for our innovative approach to addressing border security challenges,” said Eben Frankenberg, CEO of Echodyne. “We look forward to the next and final phase of the SVIP program to continue to demonstrate our innovative radar capabilities.”

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DHS S&T Awards $200K to Bellevue Start-Up for Final Testing of Metamaterials Electronically Scanning Array Radar

DHS S&T Awards $200K to Bellevue Start-Up for Final Testing of Metamaterials Electronically Scanning Array Radar

September 26, 2018

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).

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Drone Radar Gets FCC Thumbs Up

Drone Radar Gets FCC Thumbs Up

September 12, 2018

The approval was a long, drawn-out process — it took more than a year — for one very big reason: the radar was the first of its kind. The FCC had virtually nothing to compare it to.

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Echodyne Announces FCC Certification of EchoFlight Radar

Echodyne Announces FCC Certification of EchoFlight Radar

August 22, 2018

Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for securing critical infrastructure and guiding autonomous machines, announced today that it has received FCC certification for its EchoFlight radar.

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Echodyne Brings High Performance Radar to Commercial Market

Echodyne Brings High Performance Radar to Commercial Market

August 10, 2018

Jetsonian. It’s not a real word, but when you hear it used by Eben Frankenberg to describe the coming age of autonomous machines you’ll completely understand what he’s talking about. Frankenberg is CEO of Bellevue-based Echodyne Corporation. They make radar.

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Dedrone Introduces Drone Detection in the Cloud

Dedrone Introduces Drone Detection in the Cloud

July 13, 2018

Dedrone Cloud streamlines and accelerates drone detection technology installations, without requiring on-site IT infrastructure or maintenance. “Customers who need airspace security shouldn’t have to hassle with maintaining servers to store

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Industry Team Takes First Place in ThunderDrone Competition

Industry Team Takes First Place in ThunderDrone Competition

June 30, 2018

A team of four companies recently achieved victory in a contest organized by Special Operations Command to explore ways to counter enemy unmanned aerial systems. Adversaries such as ISIS have been employing the technology extensively on the battlefield, raising alarm bells among Pentagon officials. For the past six months, SOCOM and

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“Game of Drones” Winners Showcase the Importance of Anti-Drone Technology Evaluation Events

“Game of Drones” Winners Showcase the Importance of Anti-Drone Technology Evaluation Events

June 30, 2018

The “Game of Drones” outdoor demonstration that took place during the AFWERX Fusion event was notable for several reasons. The ThunderDrone outdoor demonstration that took place at Nellis Air Force Base not only provided a

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Echodyne wins at ThunderDrone

Echodyne wins at ThunderDrone

June 25, 2018

“Echodyne’s compact solid-state radar repeatedly demonstrates an unparalleled combination of range, tracking accuracy and value in countering UAS threats

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Inside Palmer Luckey's Bid to Build a Border Wall

Inside Palmer Luckey's Bid to Build a Border Wall

June 11, 2018

The company has installed three portable, 32-foot towers packed with radar, communications antennae, and a laser-­enhanced camera—the first implementation of a system Anduril is calling Lattice. It can detect and identify...

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Island University’s LSUASC Tests New UAS Sense and Avoid Technology

Island University’s LSUASC Tests New UAS Sense and Avoid Technology

June 8, 2018

The Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation (LSUASC) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi continues its work with NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration in developing regulations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight at low-altitude.

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What is the future of safe BVLOS operations?

What is the future of safe BVLOS operations?

June 5, 2018

Simulyze, Inc., based in Reston, Virginia, is paving the way for drones flying safely beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) with its Mission Insight platform. The data-focused application processes, analyzes, and manages large streams of data...

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ANRA Technologies’ Launches New “Open” Next Generation Workflow Management for Drone Flight, Traffic, Data

ANRA Technologies’ Launches New “Open” Next Generation Workflow Management for Drone Flight, Traffic, Data

June 1, 2018

ANRA Technologies, a provider of open commercial drone operations platforms and services, announced the release of version 3.0 of its DroneOSS™, a horizontal, enterprise-focused, open operations platform.

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Echodyne Wins AUVSI XCELLENCE Award

Echodyne Wins AUVSI XCELLENCE Award

May 2, 2018

“We are pleased to receive this recognition from AUVSI. It validates our belief that this technology will revolutionize the autonomous machines market,”

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Echodyne CTO to Speak on Revolutionary Machine Perception Radar for the Autonomous Age

Echodyne CTO to Speak on Revolutionary Machine Perception Radar for the Autonomous Age

April 30, 2018

Dr. Tom Driscoll to Speak on the Game-Changing Technology of MESA™ Radars. Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative high-performance radars for autonomous machines, announces today that its co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Tom Driscoll, will speak on the company’s patented Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) radar technology at AUVSI’s XPonential

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10 Best Tech Startups in Bellevue

10 Best Tech Startups in Bellevue

April 24, 2018

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Bellevue, Washington. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

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Research groups field-test the future of transportation, on the ground and in the air

Research groups field-test the future of transportation, on the ground and in the air

April 24, 2018

Many experts point to drone-mounted radar as an important piece of the puzzle for detect-and-avoid. A small drone circled above the Virginia Smart Road, flying over a high-tech vehicle driving southeast along the asphalt.

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Washington will be a world leader for self-driving cars and electric ferries, governor predicts

Washington will be a world leader for self-driving cars and electric ferries, governor predicts

March 30, 2018

The future of transportation will be in Seattle. That’s a proclamation Washington Gov. Jay Inslee made at an event Wednesday evening celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Alliance of Angels investment group.

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‘Invisibility cloak’ metamaterials make their way into products

‘Invisibility cloak’ metamaterials make their way into products

March 30, 2018

Wave-bending materials revamp satellite antennas and drones — as a start. Metamaterials first captured the public imagination in 2006, when John Pendry of Imperial College published two papers showing how to create a Harry Potter-style

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Seattle Business Magazine Honors Echodyne

Seattle Business Magazine Honors Echodyne

September 28, 2017

Echodyne Wins Silver At The Annual Tech Impact Awards The company was joined by 17 other honorees who were celebrated for their achievements in Washington’s tech sector during the Tech Impact Awards ceremony September 26 at MoPOP in Seattle.

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Drone Demos at Texas Airport to Support NASA UAS Traffic Management

Drone Demos at Texas Airport to Support NASA UAS Traffic Management

August 18, 2017

LSUASC will send a UAS carrying Echodyne detect-and-avoid radar to the site of the capsized boat to provide a live feed of the incident. The radar will be equipped to the RMRC

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Texas A&M UAS Center Tests New UAS Technology to Improve Sky Safety

Texas A&M UAS Center Tests New UAS Technology to Improve Sky Safety

August 18, 2017

Responding to the increase in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) taking to the skies, the Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Innovation at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (LSUASC), NASA, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and test sites around the nation come together May 15 through June 9 to conduct a series of test flights which will provide valuable insight into how UAS work and operate in low-altitude airspace.

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No driver? No problem: Self-driving cars could soon be tested on Washington roads

No driver? No problem: Self-driving cars could soon be tested on Washington roads

June 12, 2017

Surrounded by executives from General Motors, Google and Uber, Gov. Jay Inslee signed an executive order that will allow driverless cars to test-drive on Washington roads, with or without a human behind the wheel.

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Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

May 23, 2017

Autonomous vehicles all need sensors that can help them detect and avoid objects in their environment. And to operate at high speeds, these sophisticated machines need to identify objects ahead precisely, and early enough, that they can avoid crashing into them. Existing systems have included light ranging and detection systems and cameras, primarily.

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Echodyne gets $29M from NEA, Bill Gates and others to boost radar suited for drones and cars

Echodyne gets $29M from NEA, Bill Gates and others to boost radar suited for drones and cars

May 23, 2017

Microsoft co-founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen are among the investors putting another $29 million into Echodyne, the Intellectual Ventures spin-out that’s developing low-cost, miniaturized radar systems for drones and self-driving cars.

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This Drone Company’s Tech is so Promising, Bill Gates Invested Millions in it - Twice

This Drone Company’s Tech is so Promising, Bill Gates Invested Millions in it - Twice

May 23, 2017

On Monday, Seattle-area radar startup Echodyne is expected to announce a $29 million investment, led by NEA, with participation from other investors including Bill Gates and his Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital.

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Echodyne Raises $29 Million Series B to Bring “Radar Vision” to Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Machines

Echodyne Raises $29 Million Series B to Bring “Radar Vision” to Autonomous Vehicles, Drones and Machines

May 20, 2017

Echodyne Corp announced today a $29 million Series B financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA) with Bill Gates, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, Lux Capital, The Kresge Foundation and others also participating in the round. Echodyne is applying the physics o

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

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

May 20, 2017

Just because we live in an age of many sensors doesn’t mean we always have the right one for the job. One in particular we’ve been lacking is a radar system that can detect obstacles and aircraft hundreds of meters out, yet fit comfortably on a small drone. The laws of physics, it seemed, prevented it — but Echodyne made it work anyway. And it’s ready to put out its first product.

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