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Physical Layer Network Coding for Wireless Cooperative Multicast Flows
Jun LI Wen CHEN
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications
Publication Date: 2009/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Fundamental Theories for Communications
wireless network coding, multicast systems, system frame error probability, power allocation, precoder design,
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It has been proved that wireless network coding can increase the throughput of multi-access system  and bi-directional system  by taking the advantage of the broadcast nature of electromagnetic waves. In this paper, we introduce the wireless network coding to cooperative multicast system. We establish a basic 2-source and 2-destination cooperative system model with arbitrary number of relays (2-N-2 system). Then two regenerative network coding (RNC) protocols are designed to execute the basic idea of network coding in complex field (RCNC) and Galois field (RGNC) respectively. We illuminate how network coding can enhance the throughput distinctly in cooperative multicast system. Power allocation schemes as well as precoder design are also carefully studied to improve the system performance in terms of system frame error probability (SFEP).