Wireless Communication Data Links for UAVs, Drones and Robotics

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UAV Radio is a leading developer of high-performance wireless data links for land, marine and aerial robotics.Drone data link

Our proven communications solutions are easily integrated into a wide range of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), UGVs (unmanned ground vehicles) and UUVs (unmanned underwater vehicles), enabling customers to spend less time on debugging and more time on creativity and their core competencies.Drone radio modemWe are able to provide expert assistance during the entire product deployment process, partnering with customers to achieve the best possible results. Our products have been successfully deployed on dozens of different unmanned platforms around the world.

Robust Communication Links

communication modem

Our communication data links use a unique hybrid of OFDM and spread spectrum (SS) communications methods. The OFDM_Flexi technology makes it possible to combine multiple channels into a single link, with control and telemetry channels protected by a robust SS profile, and a high-speed video channel that takes advantage of the superior performance of OFDM.

OFDM_Flexi uses a sophisticated matched filter detector that supports link synchronization for input signal-to-noise ratios (SNR) down to −17 dB. Unmatched by almost all OFDM wireless technologies based on open standards as well as many proprietary technologies, our OFDM_Flexi can maintain robust link synchronization in conditions where many other wireless technologies fail.

Fig.1: The spectra of the OFDM_Flexi signal in SS mode together with the receiver’s noise spectra and the narrow-band interference spectra

Fig.2: A spectra of the OFDM_Flexi signal in high-speed mode together with the receiver’s noise spectra and the narrowband interference spectra.

Sophisticated algorithms collect and rearrange components of dispersed signals under NLOS conditions, applying error correction and ensuring reliable control and crystal-clear transmission even at flight speeds of up to 800 km/h.

3D Link – Bi-Directional Data Link

Radio link for UAV control and video transmission

Drone data link communications3D Link is a bi-directional data link for drones and robotics that combines separate control, telemetry and real-time Full HD video channels into one convenient device, doing away with the need for separate modems. With a throughput of up to 64 Mbps, it is ideal for both LOS (line of sight) and NLOS (non-line of sight) applications.

Drone network data linkThe full-duplex modem supports point-to-point, point-to-multipoint and relay networking topologies.

Multiple drones can be controlled from, and their video feeds received by, a single ground control station (GCS) or conversely a single drone can be controlled by and communicate with several stations.

A unique retransmitting mode allows the radio to provide range extension even in urban and cluttered areas, allowing users to receive video directly from a distant drone and from other nodes in the relay at any time. 

Full HD Real-Time Video, Control & Telemetry Channels In One Device
Full HD Real-Time Video, Control & Telemetry Channels In One Device
75 Km+ (47 Miles+) Line-Of-Sight Range
75 Km+ (47 Miles+) Line-Of-Sight Range
Support of Relay & Multiple Drone Links
Support of Relay & Multiple Drone Links
Throughput up to 64 MBPS
Throughput up to 64 MBPS

3D Link is available in two versions: regular, and 3D Link HP which features a transmitter with enhanced output power for greater range.

3D Link

3D Link HP

All our radios are supplied with SDR_Surfer, a powerful software tool that allows easy integration of almost any third-party ground control station application via a UDP/TCP connection. SDR_Surfer allows users to configure wireless link parameters, monitor and log statistics, measure distance between ground station and vehicle, and more.

Specifications:

3D Link 3D Link HP
Dimensions (Lx W x H) 77 х 45 х 25 mm 130 x 60 x 25 mm
Weight 90g 210g
Data Rate Up to 64 Mbit/sec
Bandwidth Configurable from 4 to 20 MHz
Max TX Output Power +25 dBm +31.5 dBm
Max LOS Range 60 km+ 75 km+
Supported Modulations BPSK; QPSK; 8QAM; 16QAM; 64QAM; 256QAM
Supported Frequency Bands 2061.5‒2097.5 MHz (Standard only)
2200‒2300 MHz
2320‒2345 MHz
2400‒2500 MHz
2802.5‒2832.5 MHz (HP only)

Applications

UAVs & Drones
The lightweight, compact 3D Link is ideal for integration into UAVs and drone swarms, with the ability to support advanced networking capabilities such as MIMO and MANET. 

Robotics modem

UGVs and Land Robotics
Our communication data links are ideal for robotic vehicles working in urban and cluttered environments, where the ability to operate reliably even under NLOS conditions is paramount.

Marine Robotics
3D Link can be incorporated into marine and maritime robotics platforms such as UUVs and AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles), providing a force multiplier for missions such as mine countermeasures, underwater mapping and environmental research.

Wireless Communication Data Links for UAVs, Drones and Robotics
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