Rank-based network coding for content distribution in vehicular networks

Tai Xing Yu*, Tsì-Uí İk, Shiao-Li Tsao

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We propose a rank-based network coding scheme for distributing content in vehicular ad-hoc networks, in which vehicles adaptively broadcast packets based on the content reception status of their neighbors. In contrast to the previous work, CodeOn, vehicles in the proposed method only exchange content reception information in the service channel. The packet injection probability in the proposed method is proportional to the estimated innovation that a vehicle can provide to its neighbors. We also give an analytical model to analyze the system throughput when vehicles apply rank-based network coding to broadcast data. Simulation results demonstrate that the proposed method improves the throughput by more than 32% while maintaining lower end-to-end delay and protocol overhead than the previous work.

Original languageEnglish
Article number6211383
Pages (from-to)368-371
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2012


  • Vehicular networks
  • broadcasting
  • network coding
  • rank-based network coding

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