Networking

Coding for Linear Operator Channels Over Finite Fields

Date Added: Jan 2013
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Linear Operator Channels (LOCs) are motivated by the communications through networks employing Random Linear Network Coding (RLNC). Following the recent information theoretic results about LOCs, the authors propose two coding schemes for LOCs and evaluate their performance. These schemes can be used in networks employing RLNC without constraints on the network size and the field size. Their first scheme makes use of rank-metric codes and generalizes the rank-metric approach of subspace coding proposed by Silva et al... Their second scheme applies linear coding.