Unmanned Aerial Systems

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.

Smart Radio meets the unique requirements of unmanned aerial systems
Minimal size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C)

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.

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Mesh Rider

Self-forming and self-healing, multi-hop relay, multi-frequency capabilities improve the robustness, extend the range and simplify the drone swarming.

C&C + Video + Data
on a single URLLC link

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.

Encryption and immunity against cyber attacks

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.

Licensed and unlicensed-band operation

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.

Rugged, MIL specs

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.

UAS Solution

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.

UAS Ecosystem

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.

UAV Antennas

Flight Controllers

Ground Controllers

Video Solutions

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Case Studies

Elroy Air moves autonomous drone delivery forward

Swarms of tree-planting drones save forests

Paramount achieves 116 Km link during a test flight
Kitty Hawk flies to the future with the Smart Radio