Make Way for Drones Not Under the Radar
|Source: Raytheon Skylar|
Rollout of Widespread Drone Deliveries Enabled
Raytheon Corporation, the US defense contractor, has developed a low altitude, radar system capable of tracking flying vehicles below 3200 feet. It's an innovation breakthrough for the drone aviation industry. For drones to be able to deliver on their potential, we have to be able to track the small, low flying vehicles, 24/7.
Enter Raytheon's Skylar
Raytheon's new, low power radar is known as Skylar. It's a compact unit that's less than one meter square. It scans for objects using a radar system similar to that in modern fighter jets.
Top Innovation - Potential Use
This system has been cited as a top innovation in 2018. Here's Raytheon vision of how it could be deployed. Networks of these units on cell towers, hills and on buildings. They say that would be far cheaper and far more effective for tracking low flying vehicles than current large, moving radar dishes.