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Echodyne Announces FCC Certification of EchoFlight Radar

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Airborne detect and avoid sensor poised to accelerate BVLOS flight

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
. Previously available only for experimental purposes, the
airborne detect and avoid radar is designed for integration into a
wide-variety of UAS platforms and provides unprecedented combination of
C-SWaP, range, and accuracy. For organizations seeking authorization to
operate beyond visual line of sight or autonomously, EchoFlight radar is
a significant step forward for UAS mission safety.

"Echodyne is excited to receive authorization from the FCC and to make
EchoFlight available to the many interested UAS partners in the US,"
said Eben Frankenberg, CEO of Echodyne. "Our compact, solid-state,
lightweight yet powerful radar offers the ability to scan large volumes
of airspace and track other aircraft with sufficient range to maintain
safety."

"Gartner
estimates
nearly 3 million drones were purchased by consumers and
enterprises just last year. We continue to work with NASA and FAA to
demonstrate how our airborne radar enables UAS to operate safely among
planes, helicopters, and other drones. We believe our EchoFlight radar
is one of the key technologies that will enable commercial UAS to
conduct missions safely," adds Frankenberg.

Features of EchoFlight's high performance radar include:

  • Precision beam-steering radar that minimizes collision risk by
    tracking aircraft locations at all times across a broad field-of-view,
    even in dense airspace or over cluttered environments;
  • Best-in-class, search while track radar that scans just like a phased
    array but at commercial pricing;
  • Compact design with low weight and low power for integration into a
    wide-variety of UAS platforms; and,
  • Long-range, all-weather detection and tracking for Beyond Visual Line
    Of Sight (BVLOS) missions.

To learn more about how Echodyne is radically reinventing radars, visit echodyne.com.

About Echodyne

Echodyne's innovative high-performance radar sensors are built on
patented MESA technology and provide high-resolution 3-D situational
awareness data for autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems,
critical infrastructure security, and smart cities. A unique blend of
agile hardware and intelligent software provides unprecedented
perception, safety, and reliability for machines in the autonomous age.
Privately held, the company is based in Bellevue Washington, and is
backed by Bill Gates, NEA, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, and
Lux Capital among others.

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