A coded generalization of selective repeat ARQ

Jason Cloud, Douglas Leith, Muriel Medard
2015 2015 IEEE Conference on Computer Communications (INFOCOM)  
Reducing the in-order delivery, or playback, delay of reliable transport layer protocols over error prone networks can significantly improve application layer performance. This is especially true for applications that have time sensitive constraints such as streaming services. We explore the benefits of a coded generalization of selective repeat ARQ for minimizing the in-order delivery delay. An analysis of the delay's first two moments is provided so that we can determine when and how much
more » ... ndancy should be added to meet a user's requirements. Numerical results help show the gains over selective repeat ARQ, as well as the trade-offs between meeting the user's delay constraints and the costs inflicted on the achievable rate. Finally, the analysis is compared with experimental results to help illustrate how our work can be used to help inform system decisions.
doi:10.1109/infocom.2015.7218601 dblp:conf/infocom/CloudLM15 fatcat:vm2yt2jyargqngfdbaxd7fte5e