Identifying opportunities for deterministic network coding in wireless mesh networks

11 January 2013

Recent advances in methods to improve network utilisation has lead to the introduction of Network Coding, a technique that can reduce local congestion in a network by combining information sent over the network. In this paper the use of deterministic Network Coding in a Wireless Mesh Network (WMN) is proposed. A method to determine where Network Coding can be implemented in a WMN is presented. It is shown that the inherent properties of WMNs provide good opportunities for the implementation of this method.