Date Added: Oct 2012
This paper deals with physical layer network-coding for the four-way wireless relaying scenario where four nodes A, B, C and D wish to communicate their messages to all the other nodes with the help of the relay node R. The scheme given in the paper is based on the denoise-and-forward scheme proposed first by Popovski et al. in. Intending to minimize the number of channel uses, the protocol employs two phases: Multiple Access (MA) phase and BroadCast (BC) phase with each phase utilizing one channel use. This paper does the equivalent for the four-way relaying scenario as was done for the two-way relaying scenario by Koike-Akino et al., and for three-way relaying scenario.