The industry is rushing to build Autonomous Robots to perform a variety of activities that can increase productivity and safety of people. The ARs require a reliable and low latency, high speed connectivity while on the move. Doodle Labs’ Mesh Rider technology offers the high speed private wireless solution required by autonomous machines.
Autonomous Robots operate in a variety of environments – indoor, outdoor, underground, in clear line of sight or with obstructions, multi-path environments etc. The low height of the AR creates additional challenges due to the Fresnel zone obstruction.
Doodle Labs Smart Radio family provides the necessary tools to allow careful trade-offs in range, penetration, and ability to overcome NLOS conditions. Our customers have achieved several Km range even with very low height robots.
Smart Radios’ large family of models allow an optimum selection of operating frequency. The versatile Mesh Rider OS supports different operating modes to operating in varying environments.
Doodle Labs has integrated the Mesh Rider technology in it’s field proven Smart Radio platform. These ready to deploy products simplify implementation of industrial-grade license free private mobile mesh networks. Here are some salient features of the Smart Radio. Please visit the Smart Radio home page to learn more about this feature rich platform.
State-of-the-art MIMO technology for exceptional multi-path and NrLOS performance in harsh indoor and outdoor environments.
The Mesh Rider’s Ultra Reliable Low Latency Channel (URLLC) for Command & Control provides reliability and low latency that is simply not possible with public LTE networks. All URLLC traffic is transported with latency as low as 3-30ms.
A primary use for the robots is to stream live video back to the Ground Control Station. Mesh Rider has optimized channel for streaming crystal clear video. The video can be multicast to multiple GCS for simultaneous viewing.
Self-forming and self-healing capabilities of Mesh Rider improves the network robustness.
Multi-hop relay extends the range and increase penetration by going around obstructions.
Choice of frequency is crucial to make a careful trade-off between the range and penetration requirements for indoor, outdoor and underground operation.
The Smart Radios are available in many license free and special bands.
Many applications transmit highly sensitive data. Communications must be secure and the network must be protected from unintended parties gaining access.
Smart Radios are modular certified in many countries so that our customers can readily start deploying the regulatory compliant license free private wireless networks.
Smart Radios are designed per MIL specs. They can withstand high vibrations. The radios have been deployed in some of the harshest conditions on Earth.
Smart Radio leverages the highly popular and mature open source OpenWrt Linux based routing OS. The OpenWrt is used in most major commercial wireless routers, powering few hundred million devices in the world. OpenWrt allows full customization in ways never envisioned. OpenWrt ecosystem offers many thousand apps to extend the Smart Radio functionality. Visit Doodle Labs Ecosystem gallery to learn about many other popular integrations.
Doodle Labs is continuously honing the Mesh Rider technology for various IoT applications. We are proud to sponsor multiple teams competing in the DARPA Subterranean Challenge. Teams are leveraging Mesh Rider technology to learn from challenges in creating underground network for autonomous drones and ground vehicles, leveraging multi-hop mesh capabilities and navigate in non-line of sight situations.
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 enables WiFi hotspot that can be used by standard mobile devices.
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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.
L-Band Smart Radios are designed for use by Military customers. The longer wavelength of the L-Band allows to reach further distances.
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.
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.
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.
Federal C-Band, NATO Band
Smart Radio for C-Band is ideal for use by Federal and NATO agencies to take advantage of the wavelength for superior RF reflections and smaller Fresnel zone for ground applications.
License Free ISM band – USA, Canada, Mexico, Central, South and Latin Americas, Australia, and New Zealand