Low-Delay Proactive Mechanisms for Resilient Communication

Mine Gokce Dogan, Martina Cardone, Christina Fragouli

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Millimeter-wave (mmWave) networks form a core part of a variety of civilian and military applications, particularly delay-sensitive applications by offering high-speed communications. For the promise of these applications, a well-known challenge is that mmWave links are highly sensitive to blockage and communication can get disrupted, especially in military communications. In this paper, we propose and evaluate low-complexity proactive transmission mechanisms that are resilient to network disruptions. Our work leverages the multipath environment and the existence of accurate models that estimate the link blockage probabilities in mmWave networks. We propose to deploy multilevel codes across paths while suitably balancing the average information rate with a graceful performance degradation. We define the rate region to operate along with an optimization formulation to select a high-performing set of rates for the source sequences. Our evaluations show that our proposed coding schemes achieve a graceful performance degradation compared to alternative schemes (such as erasure correcting codes), while significantly reducing the code complexity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMILCOM 2023 - 2023 IEEE Military Communications Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCommunications Supporting Military Operations in a Contested Environment
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9798350321814
StatePublished - 2023
Event2023 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2023 - Boston, United States
Duration: Oct 30 2023Nov 3 2023

Publication series

NameMILCOM 2023 - 2023 IEEE Military Communications Conference: Communications Supporting Military Operations in a Contested Environment


Conference2023 IEEE Military Communications Conference, MILCOM 2023
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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