Wireless Network Coding: Opportunities & Challenges

Christina Fragouli, Dina Katabi, Athina Markopoulou, Muriel Médard, Hariharan Rahul
2007 Military Communications Conference (MILCOM), Orlando, FL, October 2007

Wireless networks suffer from a variety of unique problems such as low throughput, dead spots, and inadequate support for mobility. However, their characteristics such as the broadcast nature of the medium, spatial diversity, and significant data redundancy, provide opportunities for new design principles to address these problems. There has been recent interest in employing network coding in wireless networks. This paper explores the case for network coding as a unifying design paradigm for wireless networks, by describing how it addresses issues of througput, reliability, mobility, and management. We also discuss the practical challenges facing the integration of such a design into the network stack.

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Bibtex Entry:

   author =       "Christina Fragouli and Dina Katabi and Athina Markopoulou and Muriel Medard and Hariharan Rahul",
   title =        "{Wireless Network Coding: Opportunities & Challenges}",
   booktitle =    {MILCOM 2007},
   year =         {2007},
   month =        {October},
   address =      {Orlando, FL}