Android Video Streaming

Report No. ARL-TR-6947
Authors: Jonathan Fletcher, David Doria, David Bruno
Date/Pages: May 2014; 28 pages
Abstract: Soldiers often bring their own mobile devices into the field, and those devices are untapped resources that can be used as cheap sensors. To use the sensors in this manner, significant data communication is required, and, unfortunately, bandwidth is a scarce resource on the battlefield. Establishing and using wireless ad hoc connections between devices for data transmission can help augment the wireless network to provide more bandwidth. Our goal in this work was to create a proof-of-concept application that demonstrates the feasibility of using Android devices in a wireless ad hoc network to transmit some of the information gathered by these sensors. This report will discuss a prototype application that enables streaming video from one Android device to another over a wireless ad hoc network established between devices that are in range of each other.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: May 1, 2014