Achievable Rate Analysis in Network-Coded Cooperative Communications With Multiple Relay Nodes
Network-Coded Cooperative Communications (NCCC) refers to the use of Network Coding (NC) in Cooperative Communications (CC). Prior studies have shown that NC has the potential to improve the performance of CC when there are multiple sessions in the wireless network. These studies were done for the case when multiple sessions are sharing a single relay node. However, how NC-CC behaves when multiple relay nodes are employed remains an open problem. In this paper, the authors explore this problem by analyzing the achievable rate of each session in this setting.