Title: Error propagation mitigation for wireless network coding

Authors: Eduardo Alban, Mario E. Magana, Thinh Nguyen

Addresses: School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. ' School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA. ' School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA

Abstract: Cooperative diversity has been proposed as an implementation for networks where terminals are restricted to use physical arrays; this technique implements space diversity by creating virtual antennas arrays with cooperating nodes in order to combat multipath fading. In this article, we propose the use of network coding over some scenarios in relay networks, in order to mitigate the propagation of errors in a wireless network that maximises throughput using network coding. In short, we propose a scheme for a wireless network using channel side information and ideas based on network coding.

Keywords: cooperative diversity; network coding; relay networks; error propagation; error mitigation; wireless networks.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAACS.2009.024417

International Journal of Autonomous and Adaptive Communications Systems, 2009 Vol.2 No.2, pp.143 - 163

Published online: 03 Apr 2009 *

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