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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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All the things that still baffle self-driving cars, starting with seagulls

All the things that still baffle self-driving cars, starting with seagulls

October 1, 2018

This article captures the dynamics of static sensor flows in the context of dynamic neural net needs. AV designers need to dynamically task sensors to interrogate aspects of uncertain drive scenes. Sensor companies need to respond.

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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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US Department of Commerce contracts Echodyne for drone detection

US Department of Commerce contracts Echodyne for drone detection

October 1, 2018

The U.S. Department of Commerce, NOAA/ARL/ATDD has announced the award of a USD29,950 contract with Echodyne Corp to procure a MESA Detect and Avoid Radar System to deconflict small UAS (sUAS) from other aircraft operating in the vicinity of its premises. Echodyne’s Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) technology realizes high-performance phased-array radar performance at breakthrough cost levels, says the company, offering imaging radar to commercial markets for the first time.

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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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Silicon Valley Takes a (Careful) Step Toward Autonomous Flying

Silicon Valley Takes a (Careful) Step Toward Autonomous Flying

August 28, 2018

But the new emergency service will be operated by SkyRyse, a Silicon Valley start-up that intends to augment small helicopters and other passenger aircraft with hardware and software that allow for autonomous flight, leaning on many of the same technologies that power driverless cars. These include the 360-degree cameras and radar sensors built into the nose of the aircraft.

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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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Echodyne adds small, affordable radar to counter-UAS technology

Echodyne adds small, affordable radar to counter-UAS technology

July 19, 2018

Fresh off its Game of Drones win as part of Dedrone’s counter-UAS team, Washington-based Echodyne played an instrumental role in the competition by using its miniaturized version of the phased-array radar technology employed by the military.

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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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“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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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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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 To Participate In US DOT’s Integration Pilot Program

Echodyne To Participate In US DOT’s Integration Pilot Program

May 19, 2018

Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for autonomous machines, announced today that its MESA™ radars will be used as part of North Dakota Department of Transportation’s (NDDOT) Integration Pilot Program (IPP).

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New Phase Of UTM Testing Is Underway

New Phase Of UTM Testing Is Underway

May 15, 2018

Here at DRONELIFE we’ve had a major advantage in making sense of NASA’s unmanned traffic management (UTM) testing and what it means for drone operators everywhere: we’ve got Amit Ganjoo

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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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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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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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‘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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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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