Radar/Antennas Sponsored By Echodyne Corp Workshop

Metamaterial Electronically Steering Antennas: Enabling High-Performance Radar in the Age of Autonomy

Eastern Time October 27, 2020 11:30 am - 12:00 pm

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Dr. Tom Driscoll

Electronic beam-steering phased-array antennas (ESA’s) are the gold-standard of performance in radar and communications.  Unfortunately, there are longstanding challenges to realizing low-cost phased-arrays, and as a result many applications have to make-due with lower-performing antennas.  Recently, new antenna architectures leveraging dense metamaterial design are changing that, offering high-performance ESA’s at breakthrough cost, which is in turn revolutionizing a number of markets.  We will introduce the basics of the metamaterial design approach, and look at applications and techniques Metamaterial ESA’s are unlocking.