Echodyne Radar Added to ANRA Technologies Single Integrated Operating Picture Solution
The key collaboration integrates cloud platforms and ground-based solutions for airspace awareness and drone detection.
Seattle, WA. -- Echodyne, the radar platform company, is excited to announce that ANRA Technologies, a leader in uncrewed vehicle mission management and operations, has integrated Echodyne’s radar data into its Single Integrated Operating Picture (SIOP) platform. Customers use ANRA’s SIOP application for a single integrated visualization that detects, locates, and tracks cooperative and non-cooperative aircraft. ANRA wanted to expand its portfolio of drone detection sensors by adding Echodyne radar, providing their SIOP customers with a premier situational awareness option that can be used independently or fused with other sensors for a complete and correlated airspace picture for all sizes of aircraft.
ANRA’s platform provides best-in-class airspace management for drones, spanning mission planning, strategic deconfliction, tracking, monitoring, and more. Echodyne is a U.S. designer and manufacturer of advanced commercial radar solutions for advanced air mobility (AAM) due to its market-leading low-SWaP, high-performance line of metamaterials electronic scanning array (MESA®) radars. Combining MESA data accuracy with ANRA’s SIOP extensive airspace management offerings reduces friction for UAS operators seeking to scale services. The companies have previously collaborated, such as early integration with ANRA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) platform, DroneUSS, and in the UK with ANRA’s SIAOP project, with broader customer availability now possible through ANRA’s SIOP.
Despite significant technological advancements, there are many barriers to full-scale drone adoption. Ensuring safe drone operations in the presence of other aircraft will ultimately determine whether the economic benefits of drones are realized for complex operations such as urgent medical deliveries and urban mobility. Additionally, increased and comprehensive airspace awareness assists security agencies, law enforcement entities, and other government officials in distinguishing compliant or authorized airspace users from those potentially posing a safety or security risk. This will become vitally important as the number of drone operations increases in all classes of airspace.