Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Conference papers

Experimental Evaluation of a Robust MAC Protocol for Network Coded Two-Way Relaying

Abstract : Wireless half-duplex relay communication between two nodes is considered. A two-way decode-and-forward relaying strategy that uses network coding at the relay should be able to increase the data throughput. A specific medium access (MAC) protocol based on a TDD/TDMA scheme is proposed that establishes robust synchronization between the terminals. An experimental evaluation of the proposed MAC protocol is performed using a software-defined radio system consisting of a terminal for each node in the network. It is shown that the proposed protocol realizes the promised throughput-gain of network coding for large burst-lengths. Moreover, the additional amount of processing time, memory and signalling required due to network coding is described.
Complete list of metadata
Contributor : Hal Ifip <>
Submitted on : Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:48:20 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 4:53:13 PM
Long-term archiving on: : Friday, December 15, 2017 - 7:01:31 PM


Files produced by the author(s)


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License



Sebastian Bittl, Christoph Hausl, Onurcan Işcan. Experimental Evaluation of a Robust MAC Protocol for Network Coded Two-Way Relaying. International IFIP TC 6 Workshops PE-CRN, NC-Pro, WCNS, and SUNSET 2011 Held at NETWORKING 2011 (NETWORKING), May 2011, Valencia, Spain. pp.101-109, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-23041-7_10⟩. ⟨hal-01587845⟩



Record views


Files downloads