ADAPTIVE METHOD FOR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DATA PACKETS IN ERROR-PRONE HIGH-DELAY DATA CONNECTIONS
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jul-03
Raw (or transparent) wireless data connections are generally error-prone and have high delays. Users of these circuits must be protected from channel errors in the most efficient manner possible to conserve limited available throughput, This can be accom- plished by a selective ARQ reliable data protocol. Acknowledgements feeding back from the receiver to the transmitter specify which data packets were received correctly and which require retransmis- sion. If this feedback is corrupted, then data may be retransmitted needlessly, wasting limited throughput. In general, it requires much fewer resources to send an acknowledgement or a request for retransmission than it does to send an entire packet.