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Cross-layer topology design for network coding based wireless multicasting.

Vien, Quoc-Tuan; Tu, Wanqing; Nguyen, Huan X.; Trestian, Ramona


Quoc-Tuan Vien

Wanqing Tu

Huan X. Nguyen

Ramona Trestian


This paper considers wireless multicast networks where network coding (NC) is applied to improve network throughput. A novel joint topology and cross-layer design is proposed to maximise the network throughput subject to various quality-of-service constraints, such as: wireless multicast rate, wireless link capacity, energy supply and network lifetime. Specifically, a heuristic NC-based link-controlled routing tree algorithm is developed to reduce the number of required intermediate nodes. The proposed algorithm facilitates the optimisation of the wireless multicast rate, data flow of wireless links, energy supply and lifetime of nodes through a novel cross-layer design. The proposed joint topology and cross-layer design is evaluated and compared against other schemes from the literature. The results show that the proposed scheme can achieve up to 50% increase in the system throughput when compared to a classic approach.


VIEN, Q.-T., TU, W., NGUYEN, H.X. and TRESTIAN, R. 2015. Cross-layer topology design for network coding based wireless multicasting. Computer networks [online], 88, pages 27-39. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 9, 2015
Online Publication Date Jun 16, 2015
Publication Date Sep 9, 2015
Deposit Date Mar 31, 2013
Publicly Available Date Jun 17, 2016
Journal Computer networks
Print ISSN 1389-1286
Electronic ISSN 1872-7069
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 88
Pages 27-39
Keywords Topology design; Crosslayer optimisation; Network coding; Wireless multicast networks
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