Performance of HARQ With Reduced Size Retransmissions Using Network Coding Principles

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Executive Summary

This paper discusses retransmission approaches to improve the throughput performance of Hybrid-ARQ (HARQ) schemes in a point-to-point single user 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Long Term Evolution (LTE) uplink system. One goal of communication systems is to achieve a reliable transmission with a throughput performance as close as possible to channel capacity. For that, reducing the channel utilization will improve the throughput performance. Instead of sending two retransmission packets for two HARQ processes of one users, a previously published HARQ scheme uses the XOR combining of these packets to get only one retransmission packet with the same size.

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