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An introduction to network coding
Author(s): Yanrong Gong; Depeng Jin; Lieguang Zeng
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Paper Abstract

Network coding is an emerging area in information theory and is expected to have a signification impact on future design of switching systems. Preliminary studied show that network coding may increase the achievable multicast throughput by significant amounts. Thus, deployment of network coding could help better exploit shared resources such as Internet connections or wireless bandwidth. Construction of network coding has become a hotspot in this area. After introducing the basic concepts of network coding, this paper summarizes the research work on required alphabet size and distribute coding scheme. Applications and open problems of network coding are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 February 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5626, Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II, (8 February 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.574499
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Yanrong Gong, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Depeng Jin, Tsinghua Univ. (China)
Lieguang Zeng, Tsinghua Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5626:
Network Architectures, Management, and Applications II
S. J. Ben Yoo; Gee-Kung Chang; Guangcheng Li; Kwok-wai Cheung, Editor(s)

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