UAV Radar

EchoFlight is an airborne radar designed for airspace detect-and-avoid on unmanned aircraft. With rich-data output choices for onboard or ground-controlled guidance and unique hooks for integration with other sensors, like ADS/B, EchoFlight is ideal for detecting and tracking cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft to enhance mission safety. For MALE/HALE flights that might use commercial airspace, EchoFlight provides unrivaled airspace situational awareness in all weather conditions. 

EchoFlight airborne radar

Breakthrough performance

EchoFlight's MESA technology brings compact lightweight ESA radar performance to improve UAS mission safety and success.

Ultra-low SWaP

The size of a paperback book, EchoFlight UAV radar delivers true beam-steering accuracy.

High fidelity data

Multiple options for data output and integration into navigation platforms, from low bitrate fully processed Tracks to data-rich R/V maps.

Proven. Reliable. Ready to Fly.

In use by private companies, Federal agencies, and UAS research centers, EchoFlight offers superior sensor performance for unmanned aircraft.

Solution attributes:

field of view
    • 120° azimuth x 80° elevation (user configurable)
angular resolution
    • 2° azimuth x 6° elevation
frequency
    • 24.45 - 24.65 GHz (multichannel)
size
    • 18.7 x 12.1 x 4 cm / 7.3 x 4.7 x 1.5 in
data output
    • Detections: 1 MB/s
    • Measurements: 1 MB/s
    • Tracks: 25 kB/s

Product Documents 

Typical detection ranges for air targets:

EchoFlight tracking ranges

 

Note: Maximum detection range exceeds the measurements shown.

EchoFlight on AATI aircraft

EchoFlight radar on each wing of American Aerospace aircraft in NASA SIO project for 220 degrees of forward airspace deconfliction performance

EchoFlight radar displayed on wing strut

EchoFlight radar with intruder aircraft during multi-day test exercise, the most extensive conducted with low-SWaP radar

Learn more about EchoFlight for airborne DAA.