Networking

Compute-and-Forward Network Coding Design Over Multi-Source Multi-Relay Channels

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Executive Summary

Network coding is a new and promising paradigm for modern communication networks by allowing intermediate nodes to mix messages received from multiple sources. Compute-and-forward strategy is one category of network coding in which a relay will decode and forward a linear combination of source messages according to the observed channel coefficients, based on the algebraic structure of lattice codes. The destination will recover all transmitted messages if enough linear equations are received. In this paper, the authors design in a system level, the compute-and-forward network coding coefficients by Fincke-Pohst based candidate set searching algorithm and network coding system matrix constructing algorithm, such that by those proposed algorithms, the transmission rate of the multi-source multi-relay system is maximized.

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