BALTIMORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance, small electronically scanned array (ESA) radars for government and commercial markets, announced today that Maureen Swanson, Manager of Public Policy and Partner Engagement, will speak June 5th at 2pm at the FAA UAS Symposium in Baltimore. The event takes place at the Baltimore Convention Center.
Swanson will participate on the panel entitled “UAS Mitigation at Airports” and discuss the importance of precisely tracking and classifying objects of interest so that mitigation protocols can be triggered when appropriate. Echodyne’s MESA™ radars are best in class, offering the most detailed position data available. She will also touch on how radar data is useful for prosecuting operators for flying in restricted airspace.
The event, presented by the FAA and AUVSI, brings stakeholders from various entities, including the military, government, public safety and unmanned systems sectors, together to discuss the rules and concepts that will govern the future of drone operations.
“As the popularity of drones continues to rise, the issue of securing our airports becomes more challenging,” Swanson said. “It’s critical to have technology that can accurately detect and track drones flying in restricted airspace, whether intentionally or not, to keep our airports and communities safe.”
Echodyne’s innovative high-performance software-defined radar sensors are built on patented MESA technology and provide high-resolution 3-D situational awareness data for autonomous vehicles, unmanned aircraft systems, critical infrastructure security, and smart cities. A unique blend of agile hardware and intelligent software provides unprecedented perception, safety, and reliability for machines in the autonomous age. Privately held, the company is based in Kirkland, Washington, and is backed by Bill Gates, NEA, Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital, and Lux Capital among others.