Smart Radio provides the high throughput and low latency private mobile mesh networks for unmanned aerial systems. The minimal SWaP-C (size, weight, power consumption and cost) of the radios open new uses for drones. Customers frequently use Smart Radio to send C&C + HD video + Sensor Data on a single link from a flyer traveling 20 km away.
Flight times are directly correlated to the size and weight of the flyer. Every milliWatt and every gram needs to be conserved to extend the battery life.
Self-forming and self-healing, multi-hop relay, multi-frequency capabilities improve the robustness, extend the range and simplify the drone swarming.
The uplink connection to the flyer needs to be highly reliable and low latency to send command and control information. While the downlink is optimized for streaming HD video and sensor data.
Public Safety, Defense, and many Commercial applications transmit highly sensitive data. Communications must be secure and the vehicles must be protected from unintended parties gaining access.
International and Defense customers have access to special frequency bands. UAS manufacturers need the ability to communicate in each of these frequencies without redesigning their system for each new project.
The Smart Radios feature rugged construction for vibration resistance and can operate in extreme temperature conditions from -40°C to +85°C. The radios are characterized against numerous, toughest MIL standards.
Doodle Labs focuses on leveraging the benefits of state-of-the-art MIMO technology to address the inherent RF challenges that unmanned vehicles face. We have developed a set of UAS-focused features within our Mesh Rider® technology. This UAS solution note discusses the unique challenges faced by UAS and how Smart Radio helps to meet them.
Doodle Labs has worked with many industry groups and product vendors to ensure that the UAS developers can readily integrate the Smart Radio in their system without having to re-invent the wheel.