Private Mesh Networks for

Autonomous Ground Vehicles

The UGV is the land-based counterpart to the unmanned aerial vehicles. Autonomous/Unmanned robotics are being actively developed for both civilian and military use to perform a variety of dangerous activities that can increase productivity safety in smart industries. The UGVs require constant, reliable and adapative connectivity while on the move. Doodle Labs’ Mesh Rider technology offers the broadband mesh solution required by autonomous vehicles.

Our products meet the unique requirements of unmanned ground vehicles
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Mobile Mesh
Self-forming and self-healing, multi-hop relay, multi-frequency capabilities of Mesh Rider improve the robustness, extend the deep penetarion and provide adaptive coverage for the vehicles on the move.
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Optimized Fresnel Zone
The hybrid SDR technology enables a large family of form factor compatible models in 100 MHz to 6 GHz frequency bands. This allows an optimum selection of operating frequency, based on rover height and operating requirements.
Low Latency
The Mesh Rider’s flat Ethernet-like IP architecture provide low latency that is simply not possible with public LTE networks. This is a vital requirement for Command and Control of the unmanned vehicles.
State-of-the-Art RF
Interference resistant COFDM and MIMO technology for exceptional multipath and NrLOS performance in harsh, dynamic environments. Spectrum scanning and channel selection to avoid interference.
Command & Control and video stream on a single link
The connection to the rover needs to be highly reliable and low latency to send command and control information. While the uplink is optimized for streaming HD video and sensor data.
Encryption and immunity against cyber attacks
Many applications transmit highly sensitive data. Communications must be secure and the vehicles must be protected from unintended parties gaining access.
Rugged, MIL specs
Doodle Labs radios have been deployed in some of the harshest conditions on Earth. They are certified to work through extreme temperatures and high vibration, and have robust ESD protection. Multiple form factors are optimized for machines and people use cases.
Private networks with Mesh Rider technology can be deployed with low capital investment for equipment. They have virtually zero operating costs in stark contrast to the recurring monthly cost of using the public LTE network.
Ease of Integration
Smart Radios feature industry standard interfaces like Ethernet, USB, and UART. This makes it an easy and quick to integration with virtually all AGVs.

Doodle Labs is focused on leveraging the benefits of Mesh and COFDM/MIMO technology to address the inherent RF challenges that autonomous ground systems face.

Download our AGV Solution Note to understand how our Mesh Rider technology can help deploy private mesh networks that extend the rover’s communication range and support operation in harsh RF environments.

DARPA Subterranean Challenge

Doodle Labs is proud to sponsor multiple teams competing in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. Teams are leveraging Mesh Rider technology to create underground networks for autonomous vehicles, leveraging multi-hop mesh capabilities to navigate non-line of sight situations.

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The Smart Radio is the most advanced MIMO mesh router.


high-throughput routing for multi-hop wireless networks and 2.4 ghz transceiver/router high throughput

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Each version of the Smart Radio has been designed for operation in the most challenging use cases. The External Smart Radio is an IP67 metal case that can endure the rigors of 24/7 usage on autonomous ground vehicles. The Embedded Smart Radio is an OEM version that can be placed inside the box of other systems. The Pocketable version of Smart Radio is optimized to enable wireless hotspots that can use standard mobile devices.

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All Products for Autonomous Vehicles

Frequency Range (MHz)DescriptionView Specs
License Free ISM Band – USA, Canada, Mexico, Central, South and Latin Americas, Australia, New Zealand and China

The 900 MHz band is license free for use in many countries around the world. At lower frequencies, the radio signals can travel farther and penetrate through the walls and vegetation, providing better NLOS operation. The 900 MHz band provides an excellent alternative to the crowded 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi band.

RM-915-2H – View Datasheet


Federal L-Band

L-Band Smart Radios are designed for use by Military customers. The longer wavelength of the L-Band allows to reach further distances.

RM-1370-2H – View Datasheet


Federal S-Band

Smart Radio for S-Band is ideal for use by Federal agencies to take advantage of the S-Band wavelength for superior RF reflections and penetration in urban environments.

RM-2250-2H – View Datasheet


License free ISM Wi-Fi band (Worldwide)

Wi-Fi Smart Radio is fully compatible with all the Smartphone and mobile devices. These Smart Radios are used for long range and deployments in the harsh environments.

RM-2450-2H – View datasheet


CBRS Band (Citizen’s Band Radio Service)

A large swath of new spectrum has now been released by FCC to enable new innovations in wireless broadband applications.

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License Free ISM band – USA, Canada, Mexico, Central, South and Latin Americas, Australia, and New Zealand

RM-5800-2J – View Datasheet

For system integrators looking simply for long range, rugged, reliable wireless, the Industrial WiFi Transceiver product line will meet those needs.


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