When Echodyne showed off its compact but intelligent metamaterial radar system back in 2017 , the applications seemed endless… but some, like urban air mobility and autonomous vehicles, we’re still waiting on. Fortunately the defense industry has buoyed the company up during a couple tough years and it is now looking to pursue new opportunities, powered by a $135M funding round co-led by Bill Gates. The company’s technology, detailed back then , essentially replaces large, power-hungry, often mechanized radar arrays with a device the size of a hardback book. The power and weight savings alone would make it attractive enough, but it also adds capabilities like intelligent beam-forming for ... Vollständiger Text

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