Wireless Network Coding in Multi-Cell Networks: Analysis and Performance
Network coding has recently attracted a lot of interest from the research community, mainly due to its simplicity of application and the large number of applications it can be suited for. Research in network coding started on wired networks, but the researchers soon came to realize that the inherent properties of the wireless medium render it a fertile ground for the application of network coding, and the resulting efforts mainly targeted bidirectional traffic scenarios. In this paper, the authors focus on practical implementation issues for network coding when applied to uplink cellular traffic. They provide their own relaying scheme based on decode-and-forward relays and network coding, with a specially designed method of decoding at the receiver.