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Wireless Network Coding with Cooperative Diversity

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Abstract

In this paper we integrate the ideas of network coding and relays into an existing practical network architecture used in a wireless network scenario. Specifically, we use the COPE architecture to test our ideas. Since previous works have focused on the communication aspect at the physical layer level, we attempt to take it one step further by including the MAC layer. Our idea is based on information theoretic concepts developed by Shannon in order to reliably apply network coding to increase the net throughput.

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Asnar, A.Z., Magaña, M.E. & Felhauer, T. Wireless Network Coding with Cooperative Diversity. Wireless Pers Commun 59, 765–788 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11277-010-9935-5

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Keywords

  • Network coding
  • Cooperative diversity
  • COPE
  • Cross-layer design
  • Flat slow fading