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Average Throughput with Linear Network Coding over Finite Fields: The Combination Network Case

EURASIP Journal on Wireless Communications and Networking20082008:329727

Received: 4 November 2007

Accepted: 27 March 2008

Published: 3 April 2008


We characterize the average linear network coding throughput, , for the combination network with min-cut 2 over an arbitrary finite field. We also provide a network code, completely specified by the field size, achieving for the combination network.

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School of Information Technology and Engineering, University of Ottawa


© A. Al-Bashabsheh and A. Yongacoglu. 2008

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