Journal of Communications
In wireless multi-hop networks, multi-hop packet transmissions over error-prone wireless links cause significant performance degradation. In this paper, the authors study a multicast system in wireless multi-hop networks with Forward Error Correction (FEC) for packet erasures. Although, FEC is a powerful tool to recover packet erasures, it has an inherent problem that burdens the network with overhead due to redundant packets. In order to solve the problem, they propose a new multicast system with Reed Solomon/network joint coding.