September 27, 2018
Echodyne Awarded $200,000 to begin testing phase as part of S&T’s Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP)
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).
Received for its technology on Metamaterials Electronically Scanning Array (MESA), Metamaterials is is a field of study that involves engineering artificial materials to have properties that are not found in nature. Using metamaterials, Echodyne builds a new architecture for fully electronic scanning radar systems.
“Cost, size, weight, and power (C-SWaP) is always a concern when deciding on technology investments,” said Tim Bennett, Air Based Technologies Program Manager in S&T. “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.”