Generalized Adaptive Network Coded Cooperation (GANCC): A Unified Framework for Network Coding and Channel Coding
In this paper, the authors consider distributed coding for multi-source single-sink data collection wireless networks. A unified framework for network coding and channel coding, termed Generalized Adaptive Network Coded Cooperation (GANCC), is proposed. Key ingredients of GANCC include: matching code graphs with the dynamic network graphs on-the-fly, and integrating channel coding with network coding through circulant low-density parity-check codes. Several code constructing methods and several families of sparse-graph codes are proposed, and information theoretical analysis is performed. It is shown that GANCC is simple to operate, adaptive in real time, distributed in nature, and capable of providing remarkable coding gains even with a very limited number of cooperating users.