Energy-delay considerations in coded packet flows

Daniel E. Lucani, Jörg Kliewer

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We consider a line of terminals which is connected by packet erasure channels and where random linear network coding is carried out at each node prior to transmission. In particular, we address an online approach in which each terminal has local information to be conveyed to the base station at the end of the line and provide a queueing theoretic analysis of this scenario. First, a genie-aided scenario is considered and the average delay and average transmission energy depending on the link erasure probabilities and the Poisson arrival rates at each node are analyzed. We then assume that all nodes cannot send and receive at the same time. The transmitting nodes in the network send coded data packets before stopping to wait for the receiving nodes to acknowledge the number of degrees of freedom, if any, that are required to decode correctly the information. We analyze this problem for an infinite queue size at the terminals and show that there is an optimal number of coded data packets at each node, in terms of average completion time or transmission energy, to be sent before stopping to listen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2011
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2011 - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Duration: Jul 31 2011Aug 5 2011

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Information Theory - Proceedings
ISSN (Print)2157-8104


Other2011 IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory Proceedings, ISIT 2011
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CitySt. Petersburg

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Information Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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