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Echodyne to Lead Session on 3D Perimeter Security at Energy Drone + Robotics Summit

Echodyne to Lead Session on 3D Perimeter Security at Energy Drone + Robotics Summit

June 11, 2019

The company will speak about the importance of integrating high performance radars into existing video management systems for a single view of both air and ground domains within a comprehensive perimeter security system.

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Echodyne to Speak on Critical Need for UAS Detection and Mitigation Technologies to Enhance Airport Security

Echodyne to Speak on Critical Need for UAS Detection and Mitigation Technologies to Enhance Airport Security

June 4, 2019

Swanson will participate on the panel entitled “UAS Mitigation at Airports” and discuss the importance of precisely tracking and classifying objects of interest so that mitigation protocols can be triggered when appropriate.

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Echodyne CTO to Lead Discussion on Best Practices in Counter-UAS Sensors at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019

Echodyne CTO to Lead Discussion on Best Practices in Counter-UAS Sensors at AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019

April 30, 2019

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Echodyne Expands Solutions Portfolio to Include EchoGuard Tower Mounting Kit for 360° Situational Awareness of the Airspace

Echodyne Expands Solutions Portfolio to Include EchoGuard Tower Mounting Kit for 360° Situational Awareness of the Airspace

April 30, 2019

Echodyne announced today the expansion of its product line to include compatible mounting kits for its EchoGuard radar. The new Tower Mounting Kit is an all-weather, 24/7 airspace surveillance deployment solution for securely mounting multiple EchoGuard radar units.

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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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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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Echodyne Radars in NASA TCL4 Awards

Echodyne Radars in NASA TCL4 Awards

March 12, 2019

NASA’s TCL4 Awards to Lone Star UAS Center of Excellence and Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems UAS Center of Excellence Each Include Echodyne Radars

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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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