Performance of Network Coding Based Multipath Routing in Wireless Sensor Networks

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Executive Summary

In recent times, there have been many advances in the field of information theory and Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) technologies. Network coding is a new paradigm in data transport and promises to change many aspects of WSN. In this paper, the authors introduce an analytical framework to study the performance of network coding based multipath routing, and proposes a Network Coding based Multipath Routing algorithm, in comparison with replication based multipath routing in WSN (NCMR). It is typically proposed in order to increase the reliability of data transmission or to provide load balancing.

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