Ulrich Speidel is visiting us for the next three weeks. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland in the Department of Computer Science. He is currently involved in optimizing Internet connectivity on satellite links in the Pacific, specifically in the Cook Islands, Niue and Tuvalu. The research applies cutting-edge concepts from information theory to practice, both on site and in Ulrich’s Auckland laboratory with its dedicated simulator facility.
Ulrich is using RLNC tunneling software to optimize the network flow over satellite. The effect of his research will result in much more stable connections via satellite which in the end makes it easier for ISPs to provide internet via satellite to more remote areas in the world. The software uses network coding to conceal congestion-related packet losses at satellite input queues from TCP.
Want to know more about Ulrich’s research?
Visit his blog here: Ulrich’s blog