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Im currently heading a team of engineers working on a high altitute balloon project. We just lost 2 genius COSC majors and now have our head between our legs on alot of the radio part:

Imagine i can read and program in C,C#,C++,Java and Basic

Some advice on best way sending binary data packets over ham radio (less hardware, most compressed)

Launching a glider of a high altitude balloon, as it glides away it is going to take pictures convert them to binary (On board) then transmit them back to a floating mothership & ground location. All while keeping a heading to a GPS location (Thats a different concern)

Any advice on how to convert pictures into a easily sendable and and decodeable binary packet would be greatly appreciated (Just a algorthim would help a bunch) i have been told to use an arduino to convert pictures into a packets

And then what frequencies and protocols are necessary to send such a packet 2-50+ miles, We have a 75 watt transceiver the we have used to send tiny track gps packets through a j pole extreme distances.

As of this second im pretty clueless, but in coming 2 months this is a major goal and will but in the time and reading required to get it done.   

Any advice (Besides "Shoot yourself your screwed") would be of great help
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Do you have any English majors on the team?
You haven't told us anything about the processing hardware available, or the image capture hardware..
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You may want to visit the diy drone sites and forums, as many of your requirements will be similar.
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