Murco: An Opportunistic Network Coding Framework in Multi-Radio Networks
In this paper, the authors introduce a new framework for network coding in a multi-radio multi-channel wireless mesh network. Their proposed protocol called Murco, is the first practical work in this area that embraces a distributed solution of network coding in a multi-radio multi-channel network. Murco has been fully implemented and evaluated as a high performance mesh backbone. Experiments indicate very promising results not just on throughput, but also on end-to-end delay. Murco does not depend on any special channel assignment algorithm or routing protocol. Therefore, it offers a total compatibility with existing technologies.