Radar is acknowledged to be the best sensor to provide detect-and-avoid (DAA) capability for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), but its space and power requirements restrict the use of conventional airborne radars to larger air vehicles. With a DAA capability likely to be required before UAS can be operated beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the operator, startup Echodyne has launched a small, lightweight, low-power Ka-band radar that uses a metamaterials electronically scanning array ...

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