Network Coding Aware Power Control in Wireless Networks
In the past decade, remarkable progress has been made in the area of network coding in terms of theory, code design, and applications. However, from a cross-layer perspective, there have been fewer efforts on understanding the impact of lower layers on coding of packets at network layer to improve the network throughput. In this paper, the authors study and design power control that can enhance the performance of random network coding in wireless networks. Specifically, they utilize a differential equation based framework to analyze random network coding throughput, and design dynamic power control algorithm to achieve higher multicast throughput.