Tag Archives: Radar

Echodyne plays a role in a pioneering drone test

A public-private consortium led by the University of Alaska has conducted the first-ever federally authorized test flight of a drone beyond the operator’s line of sight without on-the-ground observers keeping watch – with Echodyne, the radar venture that’s backed by … Continue reading

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Echodyne seeks clearance for Super Bowl radar test

Kirkland, Wash.-based Echodyne, a radar-focused startup backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, is seeking the Federal Communications Commission’s expedited approval to have its drone-detecting radar system used in an experiment planned during the NFL’s Super Bowl in Atlanta. The request, made in … Continue reading

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Boeing HorizonX gives a lift to drone radar venture

Boeing’s HorizonX venture capital arm signaled that it’s doubling down on autonomous flight technologies by participating in a $15 million funding round for Utah-based Fortem Technologies, which sells a miniaturized detect-and-avoid radar system for drones. The investment was announced today, less … Continue reading

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Border Patrol will test Echodyne’s drone radar

Echodyne’s drone-sized radar system has received a vote of confidence – and a $118,721 award – from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The award, made through the department’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program, is designed to help the U.S. Border Patrol enhance its … Continue reading

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Echodyne’s drone radar passes first flight test

BELLEVUE, Wash. – 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 … Continue reading

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Echodyne unveils radar that’s dandy for drones

BELLEVUE, Wash. – 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 … Continue reading

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Radar hints at hidden chambers in Tut’s tomb

Radar scans have turned up fresh evidence of hidden chambers beyond the walls of King Tutankhamun’s burial chamber in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities reported today. The scans were supervised by Japanese radar specialist Hirokatsu Watanabe on … Continue reading

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