An efficient network coded ARQ for multisource multidestination relay networks over mixed flat fading channels

Quoc-Tuan Vien, Brian G. Stewart, Huaglory Tianfield, Huan Nguyen, J. Choi

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This paper proposes a new reliable automatic repeat request (ARQ) transmission protocol for wireless multisource multidestination relay networks over mixed fading channels. Conventional application of ARQ protocols to retransmit lost or erroneous packets in relay networks can cause considerable delay latency with a significant increase in the number of retransmissions when networks consist of multiple sources and multiple destinations. To address this issue, a new ARQ protocol based on network coding (NC) is proposed where the relay detects packets from different transmission sources, then uses NC to combine and forward lost packets to their destinations. An efficient means for the retransmission of all lost packets is proposed through two packet-combination algorithms for retransmissions at the relay and sources. The paper derives mathematical formulation of transmission bandwidth for this new NC-based ARQ protocol and compares analytical and simulation results with some other ARQ protocols over both mixed Rayleigh and Rician flat fading channel. The mixed fading model permits investigation of two typical fading scenarios where the relay is located in the neighbourhood of either the sources or the destinations. The transmission bandwidth results show that the proposed NC-based ARQ protocol demonstrates superior performance over other existing ARQ schemes. © 2012 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-288
Number of pages7
JournalAEÜ - International Journal of Electronics and Communications / Archiv für Elektronik und Übertragungstechnik
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • automatic repeat request
  • mathematical formulation
  • multiple destinations
  • relay networks


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