Bayesian Quantized Network Coding Via Belief Propagation
In this paper, the authors propose an alternative for routing based packet forwarding, which uses network coding to increase transmission efficiency, in terms of both compression and error resilience. This non-adaptive encoding is called quantized network coding, which involves random linear mapping in the real field, followed by quantization to cope with the finite capacity of the links. At the gateway node, which collects received quantized network coder packets, minimum mean squared error decoding is performed, by using belief propagation in the factor graph representation. Their simulation results show a significant improvement, in terms of the number of required packets to recover the messages, which can be interpreted as an embedded distributed source coding for correlated messages.