On the throughput of feedbackless segmented network coding in delay tolerant networks

Zhuo Li, Deze Zeng, Song Guo, Sanglu Lu, Daoxu Chen, Weihua Zhuang

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Epidemic routing using random linear network coding has been studied and proved as an efficient way for light data delivery in delay tolerant networks (DTNs). In this paper, we study bulk or stream-like data dissemination in DTNs. Segmented network coding is introduced to provide best-effort services and its performance in terms of sustained throughput is analyzed. To our best knowledge, we are the first to give the closed-form expression of the maximum sustained throughput using feedbackless segmented network coding in DTNs. A protocol is also proposed and simulation results show that it approaches the theoretical bound asymptotically.
Original languageEnglish
Article number6141995
Pages (from-to)93-96
Number of pages4
JournalIEEE Wireless Communications Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • delay tolerant networks
  • Segmented network coding

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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