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Echodyne radar helps drones ‘see,’ avoid other objects

Echodyne radar helps drones ‘see,’ avoid other objects

November 9, 2016

Echodyne, a radar-technology startup backed by investments from Bill Gates and Paul Allen, says it has successfully tested its detect-and-avoid radar mounted on a small commercial drone.

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Echodyne Demonstrates Detect and Avoid Radar on a Small Drone

Echodyne Demonstrates Detect and Avoid Radar on a Small Drone

November 9, 2016

Echodyne, the metamaterials startup company backed by the likes of Bill Gates and Paul Allen, announced a successful test of its detect-and-avoid radar system for small drones.

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Echodyne's radar tests could boost Amazon's plans for drone delivery

Echodyne's radar tests could boost Amazon's plans for drone delivery

November 9, 2016

Bellevue-based Echodyne Corp. today announced it has successfully tested drones equipped with radar to detect and avoid objects in flight.

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Echodyne’s drone-sized radar detection system passes its first flight test

Echodyne’s drone-sized radar detection system passes its first flight test

November 9, 2016

A radar-equipped drone is blazing a trail for the day when flying robots fill the skies – and deliver your packages. The drone took to the air last month in Texas for a series of tests aimed at finding out how well Bellevue-based Echodyne’s miniaturized detect-and-avoid radar could spot obstacles and other aircraft. The results confirmed that Echodyne is on the right track.

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This Bill Gates-backed startup says it just knocked down one of the last things stopping drones from taking over the world

This Bill Gates-backed startup says it just knocked down one of the last things stopping drones from taking over the world

November 9, 2016

Echodyne, a radar array startup with investors including Bill Gates, his Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's Vulcan Capital, and Seattle's own Madrona Ventures, just made what the company considers a landmark announcement for the future of self-driving vehicles.

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Bellevue company creates new drone avoidance technology

Bellevue company creates new drone avoidance technology

November 9, 2016

New technology being developed in the Seattle area could revolutionize the way drones and self-driving cars avoid collisions. The Bellevue company behind the radar advancements gave reporter Jeff Dubois the first look at how it works.

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Metamaterial Radar Is Exactly What Delivery Drones Need

Metamaterial Radar Is Exactly What Delivery Drones Need

November 9, 2016

As we’ve pointed out over the last few years, there are some issues with the idea of urban or suburban delivery drones. Besides the fact that they’re illegal right now, the biggest technological problem is that none of the delivery drones that we’ve seen so far seem to have a

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Echodyne’s radar helps drones avoid smashing into each other

Echodyne’s radar helps drones avoid smashing into each other

November 9, 2016

The skies of the future are going to be crowded with drones, and a startup called Echodyne is anticipating that day with a new radar that helps drones detect and avoid each other.

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This new radar system could help make flying cars and delivery drones a reality

This new radar system could help make flying cars and delivery drones a reality

November 9, 2016

Tech titans like Uber, Amazon, and Google have all laid out ambitious plans for filling the skies with autonomous aircraft. Uber wants to move people around with flying taxis, and

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Small Drone Sees the World with a Military-Style Radar

Small Drone Sees the World with a Military-Style Radar

November 9, 2016

Drones are usually blind—even those carrying cameras rely on a human to navigate safely and spot obstacles. But the octocopter in the video below used a prototype of a new compact, military-style radar system to detect its surroundings and track other aircraft.

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Echodyne Announces the First Successful Airborne Detect and Avoid Radar Test on a Small Drone

Echodyne Announces the First Successful Airborne Detect and Avoid Radar Test on a Small Drone

November 8, 2016

Detect And Avoid Radar on Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Provides Avenue to Open the National Airspace System to Beyond Visual Line of Sight Drone Operations

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Echodyne unveils a palm-size radar that’s just right for drones and driverless cars

Echodyne unveils a palm-size radar that’s just right for drones and driverless cars

May 4, 2016

Radar and aircraft go together like hand and glove, but what do you do when the aircraft is a commercial drone that weighs less than a fully loaded suitcase? Bellevue-based Echodyne is taking the wraps off a radar system that’s just a step up from smartphone size but provides advanced capabilities for drones and autonomous vehicles.

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Compact Radar System Promises to Let Small Drones Cut the Leash

Compact Radar System Promises to Let Small Drones Cut the Leash

May 4, 2016

The many use cases for drones are now clear. They can help tend crops more efficiently, find people lost in the wilderness, and even carry packages. How drones can be widely used for such things safely is much less certain. The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration says it won’t allow small drones to go beyon

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Echodyne Announces Development of Airborne Detect and Avoid Radar for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Echodyne Announces Development of Airborne Detect and Avoid Radar for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

May 2, 2016

“We believe MESA-DAA will be a critical technology for safely opening up the National Airspace System to small UAS for beyond visual line of sight operations,”

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Echodyne Releases Breakthrough Ultra-Low C-SWAP Electronically Scanning Radar

Echodyne Releases Breakthrough Ultra-Low C-SWAP Electronically Scanning Radar

May 2, 2016

“The C-SWAP characteristics are completely unparalleled for a true electronically scanning radar. Phased array radars...

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