Mesh Radio Wireless Data Links and Wi-Fi Transceivers for Industrial IoT (UAVs, UGVs, Robotics)

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Doodle Labs is a leading developer of state-of-the-art wireless broadband solutions for UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles), robotics and Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) applications.

Our field-proven long-distance wireless data link solutions are ideal for OEMs and system integrators of nLOS (near line of sight) and BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) drones, unmanned systems and ground control stations, providing superior reliability and performance with minimal integration effort.

Smart Radio: MIMO Mesh Router

High-performance mesh radio and router for UAV & UGV wireless data links

Smart Radio - MIMO radio and mesh router

The Smart Radio by Doodle Labs is a state-of-the-art MIMO mesh broadband router that provides ultra-reliable wireless data links between a base station and one or more unmanned vehicles. Ideal for nLOS and BVLOS operations, it has been field proven to support links up to 116km and up to 20km for HD video. It features self-forming and self-healing multi-frequency mesh capabilities for complex connected systems.

Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC)

The Smart Radio utilizes proprietary Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) to ensure mission-critical command & control data is never compromised. Higher bandwidth data like 4K video streaming is transmitted concurrently using separate optimizations.

The frequency-agile Smart Radio is available from 100 MHz to 6 GHz to meet a range of end-user or global location requirements. Each frequency module is form-factor compatible, allowing the customer to switch the operating frequency by simply switching the module.

The Smart Radio Features

The Smart Radio features advanced 128 bit and 256-bit AES encryption and is FIPS 140-2 Level 2 compliant.

The Smart Radio’s highly compact and lightweight form factor make it ideal for SWaP constrained UAVs, UGVs and other unmanned systems. It is available as embedded modules or external-mounted (IP-67 rated) units. Its robust construction, rated to MIL-Spec standards, provides superior resistance against vibration and extreme temperatures.

The ISM band radios are available in two performance variants: Pro and Xtreme.

The Smart Radio is one of the most affordable high performance broadband radio platforms with the aim of supporting a variety of companies and projects, and facilitating implementation at scale.

ProXtreme
Max Operating Range8km>20km
Max Data Throughput80 Mbps
(20 MHz channel)
100 Mbps
(26 MHz channel)
Encryption128-bit AES hardware256-bit AES software
Channel Sizes
(Software Selectable)
5, 10, 20 MHz3, 5, 10, 20, 26 MHz

Smart Radio Embedded vs External Physical Specs:

Embedded Smart Radio mesh router
Embedded
External smart radio with broadband mesh router
External
Dimensions65 x 57 x 11 mm120 x 137 x 58 mm (plus mounting brackets)
Weight60 grams540 grams
Interfaces2x Ethernet, USB or UART2x Ethernet, 2x USB, UART, 2x GPIO

Learn more and see available models: Smart Radio

Industrial Wi-Fi Transceivers

Long-range Wi-Fi transceiver module for drones and robotics

Lightweight long range Wi-Fi transceiver

Doodle Labs’ Industrial Wi-Fi Transceivers enable long-range wireless communications for a wide range of unmanned systems and robotics applications. Featuring high transmit power, receive sensitivity, and interference immunity in an ultra-low SWaP-C package, these wifi transceivers provide exceptional multipath and nLOS performance even in complex, challenging environments.

It features rugged MIL-Spec construction, resistance to vibration, and operation in an extended temperature range of -40 to +85 degrees C. An industry-standard miniPCIe interface allows easy hardware integration with any CPU board.

A wide variety of Industrial Wi-Fi Transceiver configurations are available, including: 2×2 MIMO streams for drones and robotics and 3×3 MIMO streams for wide-area long-range access points.

Specifications:

Size30 x 50 x 4.8mm
Weight12 grams
RF Power30 dBm
Frequency Range2.4 GHz, 5 GHz

Applications & Case Studies

Secure smart radio for drones and UAVUnmanned Aerial Vehicles

Our wireless broadband solutions are ideal for the challenging requirements of UAVs, providing a variety of benefits for OEMs and system integrators of 4K video streaming drones:

  • Minimal SWaP footprint, optimized to save space and weight and increase UAV flight times
  • Command & control uplink and concurrent streaming sensor data downlink minimizes complexity, with Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) technology ensuring robust communication even in noisy environments
  • Flexible configuration allows optimal balancing of gain, range, operating frequency, and antenna configuration
  • Advanced COFDM and MIMO technologies compensate for dynamic orientation issues caused by high-speed flight, pitch and roll of UAVs
  • Form-factor compatible models allow OEMs to easily cater for different licensed, unlicensed and special frequency band needs for international, public safety and defense customers
  • Self-healing, self-forming mobile mesh technology extends operating ranges and supports networks of multiple linked UAVs and UGVs
  • Plug-and-play Ethernet and UART interfaces allow easy integration with a variety of UAS and flight controller architectures.

Learn more about our solutions for Drones & UAVs >

Robotex Robot with MIMO radio for UGVUnmanned Ground Vehicles

UGVs and ground robots face a variety of unique environmental challenges. Our state-of-the-art wireless datalink solutions leverage advanced COFDM, MIMO and RF technologies to address these challenges, providing reliable high-throughput links between rover vehicles and control stations.

  • MIMO technology mitigates RF link quality issues produced by noisy indoor, industrial and underground environments
  • High receive sensitivity allows wireless MIMO radios to handle interference and operate at long ranges
  • Multiple frequency options allow optimized tradeoff of signal penetration and operating frequency
  • Command & control uplink and concurrent streaming sensor data downlink minimizes complexity, with Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) technology ensuring robust communication even in noisy environments
  • Form-factor compatible models allow OEMs to easily cater for different licensed, unlicensed and special frequency band needs for international, public safety and defense customers
  • Self-healing, self-forming mobile mesh technology extends operating ranges and supports complex use cases with multiple rovers and scattered access points, as well as networks of multiple linked UAVs and UGVs
  • Low-SWaP footprint minimizes weight and power consumption of handheld UGV control stations.

Learn more about our solutions for UGVs & Robotics >

Mesh Radio Wireless Data Links and Wi-Fi Transceivers for Industrial IoT (UAVs, UGVs, Robotics)