Doodle Labs has launched Sense, a new addition to its multi-band Mesh Rider Radios. This new feature is designed to counteract the challenges posed by interference, ensuring uninterrupted datalink for robotics and connected team applications.
Teams using advanced robotic systems, including drones and uncrewed ground vehicles, often face signal disruptions in their operations. Such disruptions can arise from WiFi devices in populated areas or even from intentional jamming in combat zones. Connectivity issues can impede the relay of essential data, like video or scan details, or the command of a robotic mechanism.
The new Sense technology by Doodle Labs is crafted to consistently check for in-band disturbances. It has the capability to automatically transition between channels or frequency bands to identify the most efficient frequency. When combined with Mesh Rider’s LPI/LPD (Low Probability of Intercept/Low Probability of Detection) waveform, it assures constant communication. This combination is seen as a boon for sectors such as defense, public safety, and the commercial domain.
A standout feature of Sense is its capability to harness multiple frequency bands within a single radio. This allows for global operation in regions with varied legal frequency allocations. Moreover, the radio can sidestep interference or jamming by making full use of the spectrum across multiple frequency bands.
Understanding Sense's Functionality
Once Sense is active, the Mesh Rider Radios initiate a scan for disruptions and background noise over all frequency bands. When a node, like a UAV, UGV, or a team member, is set up in the field, Sense perpetually assesses the health of its LPI/LPD datalink signal. Should the datalink face considerable interference, Sense will auto-transition to a more efficient channel or even an alternate band, ensuring sustained connectivity and optimal operation.
For commercial entities, especially those involved with drone and UGV manufacturing, Sense augments the capacity to operate efficiently in RF-saturated urban settings. It grants commercial platforms the advantage of evading interference from prevalent WiFi and other gadgets.
Sense has been field-tested in challenging settings, notably in Ukraine, where it has sidestepped disturbances from intentional jamming.
UKRSPECSYSTEMS, a Ukrainian OEM supplying UAVs to Ukrainian defense forces, has relayed HD videos from enemy territories over a distance of over 80 km using the Mesh Rider Helix Radios equipped with Sense.
Helix Doodle Labs Mesh Rider Radios, tailored for governmental and defense usage, were initiated with the backing of the US Department of Defense’s Defense Innovation Unit for its Blue UAS initiative. These radios adhere to the rigorous standards expected by defense and special forces.
About Mesh Rider
Mesh Rider is a patented wireless broadband technology specifically tailored for mobile applications. It offers a reliable, low-latency, high-throughput datalink for extended ranges. Mesh Rider Radios are available in various formats tailored for specific use-cases and are employed across defense, industrial, and public safety sectors in applications such as aerial drones, ground robots, and warehouses.