Echodyne Receives FCC Authorization for High-Accuracy EchoShield Radar

Echodyne, the radar platform company, has received Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Authorization for its EchoShield radar. The FCC Authorization allows EchoShield to be used for non-experimental purposes and arrives as demand for its breakthrough radars grows across all markets and applications. Echodyne’s software-defined, multi-mission, commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) radars are used for situational awareness by Defense, Government, and Critical Infrastructure customers and as a navigational sensor by Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) and Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) markets.

The primary drivers for the demand surge are security applications across all geographies. While large, conventional radars are optimal for addressing traditional air defense threats like jets and missiles, demand is growing for compact, portable, attritable, high-performance radars to deal with contemporary threats, especially drones. Drones’ low cost and operational effectiveness as weapons demonstrate the need for symmetry in counter-UAS solutions. Echodyne’s radars are built on patented Metamaterials Electronic Scanning Array (MESA®) technology that shatters the barriers to cost-effective electronically scanned array (ESA) radar, the gold standard for operational excellence, and creates high-performance attributable solutions for mission-critical security applications, such as Counter-UAS. 

“We have been working with Echodyne for many years,” said Al White, CEO of High Point Aerotechnologies. “Our business is designing intelligent Counter-UAS solutions for Defense and Government customers, and Echodyne’s radars have consistently topped the list for accuracy and reliability. EchoShield sets a new mark in radar performance.”

EchoShield has been active in trials and early deployments, with reviewers consistently citing accuracy and reliability as key differentiators to other radar options. Customers for EchoShield include global Defense Prime Integrators, Federal law enforcement and security agencies, and commercial and governmental research organizations. 

“Chess Dynamics solutions are highly tailored to customer requirements,” commented David Eldridge, Chess Sales & Marketing Director. “EchoShield’s highly accurate data creates a strong foundation that precisely cues other sensors and effectors and improves overall solution performance.”

A medium-range, software-defined, pulse-Doppler, cognitive 4D radar, EchoShield intelligently searches an extensive, customizable Field of View (FoV) and tracks objects of interest with exact angular accuracy. Utilizing cognitive radar concepts to combine different waveforms, beam schedules, and other resources into user-selectable mission sets, EchoShield tailors radar performance to user, location, and mission requirements.

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