’24 IEEE Radar Conference

Echodyne’s Tom Driscoll, Plenary Speaker

We are pleased to share that Tom Driscoll, Echodyne’s CTO, will deliver the plenary session at the IEEE Radar conference alongside Alberto Moreira of the German Aerospace Center, and Frank Sanders, NTIA/ITS, U.S. Department of Commerce.

Echodyne exhibiting at IEEE Radar Conference

The session, titled Commercial Phased Array Radars: Opportunities, Challenges, & Progress, will highlight how the rapid increase in capability and prevalence of autonomous systems is driving demand for new and better sensors. Listeners will leave with a better understanding of radar and its emerging role as critical sensor for defense, security and autonomy:

Radar has always held a prestigious position among sensor suites as one of the only all-weather long-range modalities.  However, the missions and environments for autonomous systems are now demanding higher performance than most traditional radars architectures can provide.  Phased array radars – including MIMO phased arrays – are capable of the high performance required, but historically have been out of reach for all but the most exclusive systems, due to their cost and complexity.  This talk will outline the growing opportunity for next-generation radar sensors across multiple markets.  We will look at major trends and progress advancing phased array technology, as well as examine key challenges and inevitable design tradeoffs.  We’ll end with an optimistic outlook for areas that seem poised for breakthrough and market success.

About the IEEE 2024 Radar Conference:

In 2024, the IEEE Radar Conference will be held in Denver, Colorado— A Cultural Gem at the Foot of the Rocky Mountains. With over 300 days of sunshine per year and situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver features beautiful weather, outdoor activities, world-class museums and public art, performing arts complex, sporting events, and walkable shopping and dining destinations. The Denver area is home to offices of industry-relevant companies, major universities, and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Don’t miss this exciting week filled with technical innovation and great adventure. For more, visit the event website.

About Tom Driscoll:

Tom Driscoll is a technologist, inventor, and entrepreneur with a drive to advance the art of the possible. Currently, Dr. Driscoll serves as Founder and CTO of Echodyne, the Seattle startup bringing breakthrough radar capability to meet commercial and defense needs across autonomy, security, and intelligence markets. Prior to Echodyne, Tom was Managing Director of the Metamaterials Commercialization Center, the technology incubator which launched the words first metamaterials-enabled ventures. Dr. Driscoll is a named inventor on over 100 patents, has co-founded five startups, and served on the board of directors of four. Tom holds a PhD in physics from UCSD, a B.S. in Physics from Harvey Mudd.

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