On Secure and Resilient Telesurgery Communications Over Unreliable Networks
Telesurgical Robot Systems (TRSs) address mission critical operations emerging in extreme fields such as battlefields, underwater, and disaster territories. The lack of wire-lined communication infrastructure in such fields makes the use of wireless technologies including satellite and ad-hoc networks inevitable. TRSs over wireless environments pose unique challenges such as preserving a certain reliability threshold, adhering some maximum tolerable delay, and providing various security measures depending on the nature of the operation and communication environment. In this paper, the authors present a novel approach that uses information coding to integrate both light-weight privacy and adaptive reliability in a single protocol called Secure and Statistically Reliable UDP (SSR-UDP).