06 Apr '15, 10pm

#Military Radar #Technology: Coming Soon to Cars, Consumer #Drones?

#Military Radar #Technology: Coming Soon to Cars, Consumer #Drones?

Tom Driscoll, the company’s co-founder and chief technology officer, recently armed his own drone with this cutting-edge radar prior to a backyard test flight. © Photo: Youtube/ Paul Brennan Meet World’s First Sheepdog Drone “We flew it around, did some collision avoidance, and locked onto one of our engineers and followed him around my backyard,” said Driscoll. Radar devices normally are bulky and extremely expensive. Echodyne, which counts Microsoft founders Bill Gates and Paul Allen among its investors, is working on instruments that are compact and cheap enough to be used widely. To make a radar instrument that is affordable for the public, Echodyne relies on research in the relatively new field of metamaterials. Metamaterials provide a way to get around many of the physical limitations that have previously defined how engineers could control radio, light, and sound wa...

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