Extend the range and capabilities of next-generation vehicles
Doodle Labs radios provide the connectivity to extend the range and capabilities of unmanned vehicles. The minimal SWaP (size, weight, and power consumption) of the radios opens new uses and applications for ground vehicles and robots. Customers frequently use Doodle Labs radios to send 4K video from a vehicle traveling 10 km away.
Our products meet the unique requirements of unmanned systems:
Minimal size, weight, and power consumption (SWaP)
Long-range, near line of site communication
Command & control and sensor data on a single link
Flight times are directly correlated to the power consumed by the system. Every millimeter and gram needs to be accounted for, and components should only be consuming power to the extent that they are being used.
Many unmanned systems have the ability to fly many kilometers away and across objects that impede direct line of sight, requiring data links that can do the same.
The uplink connection to the vehicle needs to be highly reliable with low latency to send command and control information, while the downlink is optimized for streaming sensor data.
Licensed and unlicensed-band operation
Encryption and immunity against cyber attacks
Ease of integration
International and Defense customers have access to special frequency bands. UAS manufacturers need the ability to communicate in each of these frequencies without redesigning their system for each new project.
Public Safety, Defense, and many Commercial applications transmit highly sensitive data. Communications must be secure and the vehicles must be protected from unintended parties gaining access.
Unmanned systems have unique, complex architectures and require communication solutions with a variety of interfaces and plug-and-play abilities to minimize time and effort spent on integration.
Doodle Labs has an extensive portfolio of wireless building blocks developed specifically with the UGV applications in mind. Its research is focused on leveraging the benefits of COFDM and MIMO technology to address the inherent RF challenges that unmanned ground systems face. As a part of this effort, Doodle Labs has developed a set of UGV-focused features within its BII® technology that extend the rover’s communication range and support operation in harsh RF environments.