Analyzing Multiple Flows in a Wireless Network With Differential Equations and Differential Inclusions
A framework based on Differential Equations and Differential Inclusions (DEDI) for analyzing the throughput of random network coding in a wireless network has been proposed. In this paper, the authors extend this framework to further address the throughput when multiple multicast flows are simultaneously launched using an intersession coding scheme. The handiness, accuracy and power of the DEDI framework are demonstrated through its use in theoretical analysis and simulations. Analyzing information flows with network coding was pioneered by Ahlswede et al. where the throughput of a single multicast flow in a wired network using deterministic network coding was analyzed.