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Case Study: Doodle Labs Achieves 116km Data Link Using Smart Radio

Feature Article by Doodle Labs

In this case study, Doodle Labs discusses how its Smart Radio was able to achieve a 116-kilometer data link in a mobile, aerial environment, in a test conducted by Paramount Advanced Technologies. 


Doodle Labs is proud to announce the achievement of a 116-kilometer data link using the Smart Radio in a mobile, aerial environment. 

The test was conducted by Paramount Advanced Technologies, a subsidiary of Paramount Group, a global aerospace and technology company founded in South Africa.

An off-the-shelf S-Band Smart Radio, RM-2250-2H-XS was used, which operates between 2.2 – 2.3 GHz and has 2 Watts (33 dBm) of output power. The radios were coupled with only a small 3 dBi antenna on the aircraft and a 23 dBi directional antenna on the ground station. The Smart Radios were able to provide 300 Kbps throughput at 116km distance as a small Cessna aircraft carried the flight test box out into the horizon.

“We had designed the Smart Radio to be capable of very long-distance communication and this is a very important field validation,” said Ashish Parikh, VP of Business Development at Doodle Labs. “Kudos are certainly due to the Paramount team for their system design and skill in utilizing the Smart Radio effectively.

“We’re excited about integrating the Smart Radio into our systems as it provides the best price and performance we’ve encountered in a radio. The Doodle Labs team has been a pleasure to work with,” Evangelos Petropoulos, GM of Autonomous Systems at Paramount.

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