Efficient Cellular Network with Network Coding in Disaster Area

Ali Farzamnia, Ling Hui Zhen, Ervin Gubin Moung

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Intermittent connectivity due to the difficult topography in disaster area prevents a direct transmission from the base station to the demand users. An analytical framework to evaluate the reliability performance of the cellular network has been proposed. This project aims to evaluate the communication efficiency over the cellular network with the implementation of random linear network coding (RLNC) at the source node before transmission. The RLNC scheme employed in a new bounds algorithm provides a better estimation of the reliability performance of the communication over the cellular network. Thus, the decoding success probability in the communication, with and without the implementation of RLNC at the source node is developed. The implementation of the RLNC at the source node before transmission can increase the performance of the communication reliability over the cellular network from 2 to 82% under a high noise interference environment, d0 = 0.7 for M = 4, without requiring a large value of relay nodes at cluster 2. Thus, as the number of relay nodes at cluster 2 increases (M > N), the reliability of data exchange between the source and the destination node increases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-718
Number of pages18
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number2
Early online date18 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

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