New, Lower-Cost Phased Array Radar for Drones

Echodyne said that MESA-DAA operates like a phased array radar with true beam scanning in both azimuth and elevation and with built-in search while track (aka track while scan) capabilities. Tracking range on a Cessna 140 has been confirmed out to 3km (see video here) and Phantom 4 drones out to 750m (see video here). The radar provides excellent resolution and accuracy across a broad field of view of ±60° in azimuth (120° total) and ±40° in elevation (80° total). Multiple units can be combined if greater field of view is desired. Story and photos courtesy of Echodyne.