Date Added: Jul 2010
An adaptive technique for reliable and fast transmission of streaming data at the tactical edge is presented. This technique combines data compression and data robustness to optimize for BW, reliability and speed of transmission in an adaptive matter. Speed of transmission and reducing BW needed for transmission is achieved by exploring lossless data compression of the payloads of the packet stream. Once all redundancy in the packet stream is removed, a packet-erasure-based FEC is applied that further optimize for BW and speed of transmission in addition to adding robustness to the packet stream that assures successful transmission within a speed of service given by tactical requirements.