Date Added: Oct 2009
Network coding is a data transmission technique which allows intermediate nodes in a network to re-code data in transit. In contrast to traditional network communication where a node repeats incoming data to its outgoing channel without modifying the payload, a node implementing network coding not only repeats but also alters data. Network coding has been demonstrated to increase network throughput compared to the traditional forwarding transmission. It has potentially broad applications in many areas, including traditional computer networks, wireless ad-hoc networks, and peer-to-peer systems.