Electronically Scanning Radar Sets Up For Commercial Users

Electronically Scanning Radar Sets Up For Commercial Users

The MESA-K-DEV is described as an ultra-low cost, size, weight, and power (C-SWAP), fast electronically scanning radar based on the company’s patented Metamaterials Electronically Scanning Array (MESA). Released as a developer's kit, MESA-K-DEV provides users with the ability to test the C-SWAP characteristics and capabilities of MESA-based radar. The kit operates at K-band and has a field of view in the realm of ±60° in azimuth and ±40° in elevation, which it can scan at sub-microsecond beam switching speed. The radar unit measures 22 cm x 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm with a total weight of only 820g. Completely self-contained, MESA-K-DEV includes the metamaterial array, array control driver circuitry, the beam steering computer, and a fully integrated transceiver and processors. The aperture is controlled through a USB Type C interface and requires a single +7 to +28 Vdc source to operate. Additionally, power consumption is 20W in operation and less than 1W in standby. Convective cooling provided by the aluminum housing allows the unit to operate in temperatures from -40 to +75C.

Echodyne Corp.
Bellevue, WA 98004
[email protected]

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