Adaptive Random Network Coding in WiMAX
Source: University of Toronto
The IEEE 802.16 standard, or WiMAX, has emerged as one of the strongest contenders for broadband wireless access technology. This paper proposes adaptive random network coding in WiMAX by introducing two algorithms in order to further improve the performance. First, the authors utilize the channel state information feedback to dynamically construct the packets that could be better matched to the fluctuating channel conditions, so as to obtain a higher throughput. Second, the authors design the algorithm by adapting the number of upstream nodes, which helps to minimize the overhead of sender push of redundant coded blocks to the receiver even after the receiver has completely received the data segment.