In this paper, we investigate the throughput capacity of large-scale wireless networks, in which three network-assisted coding schemes are considered: (1) multi-point-to-point coding (MPPC); (2) MPPC based network coding (NC); and (3) MPPC based physical-layer network coding (PLNC). This study is based on the generalized physical model, in which the transmission rate depends on the signal to noise and interference ratio (SINR). Such a model has not been used to analyze the behaviors of large-scale wireless networks with the aforementioned coding schemes. To understand the capacity gains of these schemes, we develop constructive lower bounds for one-dimensional (1D) and two-dimensional (2D) networks with size factor w, in which we construct novel wireless highway systems. This study shows that, compared to point-to-point coding (PPC), MPPC can improve the scaling law of network capacity when w exceeds a certain scale. In addition, this study reveals that MPPC based NC and PLNC can improve the capacity by constant factors. Specifically, NC can always obtain a gain of 2 in both 1D and 2D networks. On the other hand, the gain of PLNC can be larger than 2 in 1D networks, and can be up to 2 in 2D networks, depending on w, transmission power, noise, and path-loss of propagation.
Did you like this research project?
To get this research project Guidelines, Training and Code... Click Here