Doodle Labs' Smart Radio Used to Create a 116 Km Link During Test Flight

Doodle Labs is proud to announce the achievement of a 116-kilometer data link using the Smart Radio in a mobile, aerial environment. The test was conducted by Paramount Advanced Technologies, a subsidiary of Paramount Group, a global aerospace and technology company founded in South Africa.

An off-the-shelf S-Band Smart Radio, RM-2250-2H-XS was used, which operates between 2.2 – 2.3 GHz and has 2 Watts (33 dBm) of output power. The radios were coupled with only a small 3 dBi antenna on the aircraft and a 23 dBi directional antenna on the ground station. The Smart Radios were able to provide 300 Kbps throughput at 116 Km distance as a small Cessna aircraft carried the flight test box out into the horizon.

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“We had designed the Smart Radio to be capable of very long-distance communication and this is a very important field validation,” said Ashish Parikh, VP of Business Development at Doodle Labs. “Kudos are certainly due to the Paramount team for their system design and skill in utilizing the Smart Radio effectively.”

“We’re excited about integrating the Smart Radio into our systems as it provides the best price and performance we’ve encountered in a radio. The Doodle Labs team has been a pleasure to work with,” said Evangelos Petropoulos, GM of Autonomous Systems at Paramount.

For more information on the Smart Radio and how it can help your system, please contact us.

Doodle Labs

Doodle Labs is a global leader in long-range broadband communication used by the Industrial Internet of Things. Our products have been deployed by Fortune 100 companies in the most demanding environments on earth. Doodle Labs’ design philosophy is focused on achieving best-in-class performance while requiring minimal integration effort, thereby allowing customers to go to market faster with better performing products at a lower overall cost.

Paramount Advanced Technologies

Paramount Advanced Technologies is a subsidiary of Paramount Group, a global aerospace and technology business founded in South Africa. It is a leader in defense and security innovation and is a trusted partner to sovereign governments across the globe. Please visit for more information.

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