Coded Cooperative Data Exchange for Multiple Unicasts
The advantages of coded cooperative data exchange have been studied in the literature. In this problem, a group of wireless clients are interested in the same set of packets (a multicast scenario). Each client initially holds a subset of packets and wills to obtain its missing packets in a cooperative setting by exchanging packets with its peers. Cooperation via short range transmission links among the clients (which are faster, cheaper and more reliable) is an alternative for retransmissions by the base station.