MatrixSpace Radar Gets FCC Approval: High Accuracy, Low SWaP-C for the Commercial Drone Industry

MatrixSpace radarMatrixSpace Radar Receives FCC Authorization

MatrixSpace, an impressive new provider of radio navigation services, announced on December 18, 2023, that its MatrixSpace Radar has received authorization from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The radar system, which has been rigorously tested to meet the FCC’s emissions and frequencies specifications, is now available for sale to commercial and public organizations in the United States.

MatrixSpace Radar is designed to provide robust situational awareness of both airborne and ground-based objects, regardless of lighting and weather conditions. This capability is crucial for the commercial drone industry, as it enhances the discrimination of micro-Doppler signatures and improves target detectability. The radar system’s very low SWaP-C (size, weight, power, and cost) facilitates Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight for uncrewed and autonomous aircraft, thereby enhancing safety for general aviation.

Dan Nobbe, Vice President of RF and Radar Systems at MatrixSpace, commented on the significance of the FCC authorization: “With the dramatic rise in autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles in the air and on the ground, the application for our advanced radar solution is significant across a wide range of commercial, defense, and public safety situations. FCC authorization is an important milestone and now allows us to fully engage with the market and those seeking advanced capabilities to digitize the outdoors. This is a rigorous process and we are delighted to now be authorized.”

MatrixSpace Radar aligns with the focus of Nightingale Security on DFR, physical security, and rapid all-weather response. Jack We, co-founder and CEO of Nightingale Security, stated: “The DAA sensor enhances night and adverse weather safety, crucial for our on-call emergency readiness.”

MatrixSpace’s mission is to offer real-time AI and edge processing-based sensing with the ability to detect and track multiple types of objects in any environment. The company’s novel radar sensors are a major technology breakthrough that combines industry-leading sensing, AI edge processing, and RF communication in real-time. This combination is set to reinvent business models across multiple vertical market applications, particularly in the defense and public safety industry.

Greg Waters, founder and CEO of MatrixSpace, expressed his pride in the team’s accomplishment: “The authorization by the FCC to commence shipments of our novel radar sensors is a great accomplishment by the MatrixSpace team and welcome news for our many customers that have been waiting for this. It gives me great pride that the team has gone from a standing start only two years ago to release of this unique product in such a short period of time. We’re pleased and proud to enter into production with more to come in 2024.”

MatrixSpace Radar boasts the lowest cost, size, weight, and power (SWAP) of any comparable radar on the market today. Its key features include portability, the ability to detect and monitor relevant movement in any environment, fast deployment, ultra-low power supply, an open and extensible architecture, and 4D imaging radar. These features make it an ideal solution for a comprehensive, unified view of various environments, paving the way for the future of the commercial drone industry.

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