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Self-adapting Linear Network Coding Emulation

Coelho, N. B. ; Monteiro, F. A. ; Lopes, R.J.

Self-adapting Linear Network Coding Emulation, Proc International Symposium on Networks, Computers and Communications ISNCC, Istanbul, Turkey, Vol. , pp. 1 - 7, June, 2019.

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Linear network coding (LNC) introduced a new paradigm for routing data across networks where the transported packets are not the original information packets but rather linear combinations of the original packets. This is known to allow a more efficient use of the network resources. With LNC based on systematic network codes, the network’s capacity is chiefly defined by the rank of the end-to-end equivalent transfer matrix. This aper presents a network-layer emulator based on the objectoriented programming paradigm, which allows, for any network topology, to have the network’s capacity self-optimized by adapting the coding operations performed at each node, depending on the impact the changes have on the global rank of the global transfer matrix, and on a metric related to the use of
network’s resources.