Echodyne's Challenge: Establishing a Fast Design Cycle for Productization of Metamaterial-Based Imaging Radar Systems
Speaker: Tom Driscoll, Echodyne
Abstract: The radar market is a fragmented space, with systems operating across the spectrum and using milliwatts to kilowatts. Addressing this market efficiently requires the ability to design, build, and verify in a fast cycle which leverages modeling and high-reliability manufacturing. Here, I present an overview of Echodyne’s approach and discuss some of the methods, tools, and manufacturing selections that underlie our design cycle. Chief among these is a method for calculating the realized gain pattern of an array from single unit-cell simulations, coupled with a custom approach for selecting final beam-patterns from a semi- degenerate set.