Localized dimension growth in random network coding: A convolutional approach
Author(s)Guo, Wangmei; Cai, Ning; Shi, Xiaomeng; Medard, Muriel
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We propose an efficient Adaptive Random Convolutional Network Coding (ARCNC) algorithm to address the issue of field size in random network coding. ARCNC operates as a convolutional code, with the coefficients of local encoding kernels chosen randomly over a small finite field. The lengths of local encoding kernels increase with time until the global encoding kernel matrices at related sink nodes all have full rank. Instead of estimating the necessary field size a priori, ARCNC operates in a small finite field. It adapts to unknown network topologies without prior knowledge, by locally incrementing the dimensionality of the convolutional code. Because convolutional codes of different constraint lengths can coexist in different portions of the network, reductions in decoding delay and memory overheads can be achieved with ARCNC.We show through analysis that this method performs no worse than random linear network codes in general networks, and can provide significant gains in terms of average decoding delay in combination networks.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
Proceedings on the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings (ISIT), 2011
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Guo, Wangmei et al. “Localized Dimension Growth in Random Network Coding: A Convolutional Approach.” IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings (ISIT), 2011. 1156–1160.
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