1st International Conference on 5G for Ubiquitous Connectivity

Research Article

Linear Physical-Layer Network Coding for 5G Radio Access Networks

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/icst.5gu.2014.258173,
        author={Alister Burr and Dong Fang},
        title={Linear Physical-Layer Network Coding for 5G Radio Access Networks},
        proceedings={1st International Conference on 5G for Ubiquitous Connectivity},
        publisher={IEEE},
        proceedings_a={5GU},
        year={2014},
        month={12},
        keywords={physical-layer network coding pnc comp network mimo linear physical-layer network coding},
        doi={10.4108/icst.5gu.2014.258173}
    }
    
  • Alister Burr
    Dong Fang
    Year: 2014
    Linear Physical-Layer Network Coding for 5G Radio Access Networks
    5GU
    IEEE
    DOI: 10.4108/icst.5gu.2014.258173
Alister Burr1,*, Dong Fang1
  • 1: University of York
*Contact email: alister.burr@york.ac.uk

Abstract

We consider the application of linear physical layer network coding to next generation radio access networks (LPNC-RAN). We introduce a linear physical layer network coding scheme based on binary matrices, and illustrate its application to a simple example network topology. We compare this to benchmark schemes based on coordinated multipoint (CoMP), and show that while its performance is poorer than ideal CoMP with unlimited backhaul, it is significantly better than a practical CoMP scheme, while also giving rise to much lower backhaul load.