Scalability of two-way relay channel network coding in a relay enhanced LTE cell

Hassan Hamdoun, Pavel Loskot, Timothy O’Farrell

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Scalability of network coding (NC) for a two-way relay channel (TWRC) is investigated in a scenario where the multiple user equipments (UEs) are served by one relay station (RS) in a single Long Term Evolution (LTE) cell. In this context, the NC is employed independently over the multiple TWRCs formed by each UE, and more importantly, assuming that the radio resources are shared by all the UEs in the cell. The performance of this NC scheme is assessed in terms of the radio overhead energy reduction gain (ERG), the throughput gain and the number of resource blocks (RBs) saved due to NC. The operational energy consumptions of the base station (eNB) and of the RS are also considered in our analysis. It is found that the gains due to NC are scalable with the number of UEs and with the offered traffic load in the cell. Furthermore, since the operational energy dominates the overall energy consumption, the corresponding ERG of the NC is almost independent of the number of UEs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication11th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT), 201
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-1294-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011
Event11th IEEE ISCIT - Hangzou, China
Duration: 12 Oct 201114 Oct 2011


Conference11th IEEE ISCIT
Other2011 11th International Symposium on Communications and Information Technologies (ISCIT)

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IEEE Circuits and Systems Society

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Zhejiang University

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