Echodyne Wins Award at AUVSI Exponential

DENVER May 2, 2018 — Echodyne has been named as a winner in the Detect and Avoid category of the XCELLENCE Awards by the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI). Echodyne was selected from a pool of accomplished applicants. Winners were announced during the awards ceremony at AUVSI XPONENTIAL on Tuesday, May 1 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.

Echodyne is the manufacturer of innovative high-performance radars for autonomous machines. Their patented Metamaterial Electronically Scanning Array (MESA) radar technology offers unprecedented detection capability and intelligent control for autonomous vehicles and unmanned aerial systems and enhances public safety and security for borders and critical national infrastructure.

“The unmanned systems industry is innovating at an incredible rate and creating tremendous benefits for our economy, lifestyle, and society,” said Brian Wynne, president and CEO of AUVSI. “The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards recognize the companies and individuals who are propelling the industry into the future.”

The AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards honor innovators in the unmanned systems industry, including individuals and organizations, with a demonstrated commitment to advancing technology, leading and promoting safe operations, and developing programs that use unmanned systems to improve the human condition.

“We are pleased to receive this recognition from AUVSI. It validates our belief that this technology will revolutionize the autonomous machines market,” said Eben Frankenberg, Echodyne’s co-founder and Chief Executive Officer.

As the unmanned systems industry’s largest trade show and conference, XPONENTIAL offers a broad-based and balanced educational program brimming with cutting-edge content and inspirational insights, ranging from policy implications and technical challenges to use cases and best practices across vertical markets and everything in between. For more information about the AUVSI XCELLENCE Awards and XPONENTIAL, visit

About Echodyne

Echodyne’s innovative high-performance radar sensors are built on patented MESA technology that provides high-resolution 3-D situational awareness data for autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, sensitive and critical infrastructure security, and public safety. A unique blend of agile hardware and intelligent software provides unprecedented perception, safety, and reliability for the autonomous age. Privately held, the company is based in Bellevue Washington, and is backed by Bill Gates, NEA, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, and Lux Capital among others.


The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)—the world's largest non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of unmanned systems and robotics—represents corporations and professionals from more than 60 countries involved in industry, government and academia. AUVSI members work in the defense, civil and commercial markets. For more information, visit


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