1st Edition

Design of Network Coding Schemes in Wireless Networks

By Zihuai Lin Copyright 2022
    166 Pages 48 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book provides a consolidated view of the various network coding techniques to be implemented at the design of the wireless networks for improving its overall performance. It covers multiple sources communicating with multiple destinations via a common relay followed by network coded modulation schemes for multiple access relay channels. Performance of the distributed systems based on distributed convolutional codes with network coded modulation is covered including a two-way relay channel (TWRC). Two MIF protocols are proposed including derivation of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and development of threshold of the channel conditions of both.


    • Systematically investigates coding and modulation for wireless relay networks.
    • Discusses how to apply lattice codes in implementing lossless communications and lossy source coding over a network.
    • Focusses on theoretical approach for performance optimization.
    • Includes various network coding strategies for different networks.
    • Reviews relevant existing and ongoing research in optimization along with practical code design.

    This book aims at Researchers, Professionals and Graduate students in Networking, Communications, Information, Coding Theory, Theoretical Computer Science, Performance Analysis and Resource Optimization, Applied Discrete Mathematics, and Applied Probability.

    Chapter 1 Introduction
    1.1 Physical Layer Lattice Network Coding and Soft Information Delivery
    1.2 Network Layer Network coding schemes
    1.3 Network coding design challenges
    1.4 Organization of the Book

    Chapter 2 Wireless Network Coded Systems for Multiple Interpretations
    2.1 Introduction
    2.2 System Model
    2.3 Optimization formulation
    2.4 Analysis of the Average Channel Capacity
    2.5 Network Coded System based on Nested Codes
    2.6 Analytical Bounds on the Bit Error Probability
    2.7 Code Search
    2.8 Numerical and Simulation Results
    2.9 Conclusions

    Chapter 3 Distributed Network Coded Modulation Schemes for Multiple Access Relay Channels
    3.1 Introduction
    3.2 System Model
    3.3 Distributed Network Coded Modulation Schemes based on Punctured Convolutional Codes
    3.4 Interleaved Distributed Network Coded Systems
    3.5 Simulation Results for Distributed Network Coded Systems
    3.6 Summary

    Chapter 4 Lattice Network Coding for Multi-Way Relaying Systems
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 System Model
    4.3 Nested Convolutional Lattice Network Codes
    4.4 Performance Analysis
    4.5 Numerical Simulation Results
    4.6 Conclusion

    Chapter 5 Nested LDGM-based Lattice Network Codes for Multi-Access Relaying Systems
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 System Model
    5.3 Coding Process: Nested Binary LDGM Codes
    5.4 Coding Process: Nested Non-binary LDGM with Lattice
    5.5 L-EMS Decoding Algorithm
    5.6 Performance Analysis
    5.7 Code Optimization using Lattice based Monte Carlo Method
    5.8 Numerical and Simulation Results
    5.9 Conclusion

    Chapter 6 Design of Soft Network Coding for Two-Way Relay Channels
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 System Model
    6.3 TCQ codebook Design
    6.4 Performance Analysis
    6.5 Simulation Results
    6.6 Conclusion

    Chapter 7 Linear Neighbor Network Coding
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 System Model
    7.3 Theoretical Analysis
    7.4 Bounds on the Reliability
    7.5 Results and Discussion
    7.6 Conclusions

    Chapter 8 Random Neighbor Network Coding
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 System model
    8.3 Theoretical analysis
    8.4 Optimisations
    8.5 Numerical results
    8.6 Summary


    Zihuai Lin received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 2006. Prior to this he has held positions at Ericsson Research, Stockholm, Sweden. Following Ph.D. graduation, he worked as a Research Associate Professor at Aalborg University, Denmark. At the same time, he worked at the Nokia Siemens Networks research center as an external senior researcher on 4G LTE standardization. He is currently a senior lecturer at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, the University of Sydney, Australia. He has published more than 200 papers in international conferences and journals, which have been cited more than 2500 times. He holds twelve CN, three US, and one AU patents on LTE system design, distributed network coding and wireless sensor networks, microwave Ghost imaging, indoor localization, and ECG/EEG AI data analysis. His research interests include source/channel/network coding, coded modulation, massive MIMO, mmWave/THz communications, radio resource management, cooperative communications, small-cell networks, 5G/6G, IoT, wireless Artificial Intelligence (AI), ECG and EEG AI signal analysis, Radar imaging, etc.