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Capacity of Random Wireless Networks: Impact of Cooperative Network Coding



Yi Qian, Kejie Lu, Shengli Fu


The throughput capacity of random wireless networks has been studied extensively in the literature. Nevertheless, most existing studies are based on the assumption that each transmission has one sender and one receiver. In our recent study, we have proposed a fundamentally different transmission scheme, i.e., the cooperative network coding scheme, in which data on opposite directions can be delivered to the same intermediate node simultaneously. In this paper, we investigate the impact of cooperative network coding on the throughput capacity of random wireless networks. Our analysis show that the cooperative network coding scheme can substantially improve the throughput capacity. Tighter bounds for the capacity in two-dimensional random wireless networks are proved in this paper. Also, we derive an achievable lower bound for random wireless networks with network coding.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of IEEE ICC 2008
Conference Dates
May 19-23, 2008
Conference Location
Beijing, CH
Conference Title
IEEE ICC (International Conference on Communications)


capacity, cooperative, network coding, wireless network


Qian, Y. , Lu, K. and Fu, S. (2008), Capacity of Random Wireless Networks: Impact of Cooperative Network Coding, Proceedings of IEEE ICC 2008, Beijing, CH, [online], (Accessed June 16, 2024)


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Created May 19, 2008, Updated February 19, 2017