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It is a well-known problem that in a wireless multi-hop network, the transmission throughput drops drastically when the number of hops exceeds 5 or 6, due to the accumulation of packet loss. To break this “multi-hop curse,” n-hop technologies has developed BATS, a revolutionary network coding technology based on the fundamental research at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. With BATS, the transmission throughput can sustain after tens or even hundreds of hops.

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BATS is a disruptive communication technology that can dramatically increase the throughput of a lossy multi-hop network over any physical layer, be it short-range wireless (e.g., Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, ZigBee), medium-range wireless (e.g., LTE), long-range wireless (e.g., VSAT for satellite communication), underwater communication (e.g., acoustic, optical), or powerline communication. A very wide range of applications can benefit from BATS. In particular, BATS has been successfully deployed in the Hong Kong Government’s pilot smart lamppost system.

Possible applications of BATS include:

  • Smart lampposts
  • Internet for rural areas
  • 5G access network
  • CCTV networks
  • Private networks
  • Confined space
  • Internet of Things
  • V2X
  • Industry 4.0
  • Underwater communication networks
  • Satellite networks
  • Powerline communication
White Paper of BATS
White Paper of BATS in IAB