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Adaptive Data Compression for Efficient File Transport Over Wireless Networks

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Department of Defense
Office of the Secretary of Defense
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Program Year/Program:
1996 / SBIR
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Small Business Information
Artery Communication
2002 Merrywood Drive Edison, NJ 08817
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Woman-Owned: Yes
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1996
Title: Adaptive Data Compression for Efficient File Transport Over Wireless Networks
Agency / Branch: DOD / OSD
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $99,500.00


Because of the scarce network bandwidth available on the wireless links, data compression plays a critical role in the wireless system design. We propose to evaluate existing public-domain and commercial lossless data compression packages in the context of wireless networking. The specific criteria used include compression efficiency, compression speed, memory usage, and ease of being incorporated into a wireless network transport protocol that can effectively address security, error control, and compression in a unified framework. We discuss the subte interactions between error control, compression, and encryption in the network packet processing pipeline, and argue that a particular processing order is the best choice among all possible combinations. The performance tradeoff in the end-to-end message delay is shown to lie in the compression speed and compressed. The end products of this Phase I project are a technical report that details our empirical results, as well as a software prototype for the proposed transport protocol on a wireless LAN testbed.

Principal Investigator:

Tzi-cker Chiueh

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Small Business Information at Submission:

Artery Communication Tech.
2002 Merrywood Drive Edison, NJ 08817

Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No