ZTE Communications ›› 2016, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (4): 35-41.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1673-5188.2016.04.005

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Multiple Access Rateless Network Coding for Machine-to-Machine Communications

JIAO Jian1,2, Rana Abbas2, LI Yonghui2, and ZHANG Qinyu1   

  1. 1. Harbin Institute of Technology Shenzhen Graduate School, Shenzhen 518055, China;
    2. Center of Excellence in Telecommunications, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
  • Received:2016-07-14 Online:2016-10-01 Published:2019-11-29
  • About author:JIAO Jian (jiaojian@hitsz.edu.cn) received his PhD degree in communication engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 2011. He received his BS degree in electrical engineering from Harbin Engineering University in 2005, and his MASc degree in information and communication engineering from HIT Shenzhen Graduate School in 2007. He is an assistant research fellow in the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering of HIT Shenzhen Graduate School. His current interests include deep space communications, networking and channel coding.
    Rana Abbas (rana.abbas@sydney.edu.au) is currently a PhD student at the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, School of Electrical And Information Engineering, The University Sydney, Australia, where she is a recipient of the Australian Postgraduate Awards scholarship and the Norman 1 Price scholarship. She received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Balamand, Lebanon in 2012 and her master’s degree in electrical engineering from The University of Sydney, Australia in 2013. Her research interests include error control codes, machine-to-machine communications, random multiple access, and cooperative networks.
    LI Yonghui (yonghui.li@sydney.edu.au) received his PhD degree in 2002 from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. From 1999 to 2003 he was affiliated with Linkair Communication Inc., where he held the position of project manager with responsibility for the design of physical layer solutions for LAS-CDMA system. Since 2003 he has been with the Centre of Excellence in Telecommunications, the University of Sydney, Australia. He is now an associate professor at the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Sydney. He is the recipient of the Australian Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship in 2008 and the Australian Future Fellowship in 2012. His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, with a particular focus on MIMO, cooperative communications, coding techniques, and wireless sensor networks. He holds a number of patents granted and pending in these fields. He is an executive editor for European Transactions on Telecommunications (ETT). He received best paper awards at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2014 and the IEEE Wireless Days Conferences (WD) 2014.
    ZHANG Qinyu (zqy@hit.edu.cn) received his bachelor’s degree in communication engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT) in 1994, and PhD degree in biomedical and electrical engineering from the University of Tokushima, Japan, in 2003. From 1999 to 2003, he was an assistant professor with the University of Tokushima. From 2003 to 2005, he was an associate professor with the Shenzhen Graduate School, HIT, and was the founding director of the Communication Engineering Research Center with the School of Electronic and Information Engineering. Since 2005, he has been a full professor, and serves as the dean of the EIE School. He is on the Editorial Board of some academic journals, such as The Journal on Communications, KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, and Science China: Information Sciences. He was the TPC Co-Chair of the IEEE/CIC ICCC’ 15, the Symposium Co-Chair of the IEEE VTC’16 Spring, an Associate Chair for Finance of ICMMT’12, and the Symposium Co-Chair of CHINACOM’11. He has been a TPC Member for INFOCOM, ICC, GLOBECOM, WCNC, and other flagship conferences in communications. He was the Founding Chair of the IEEE Communications Society Shenzhen Chapter. He has received the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the Young and Middle-Aged Leading Scientist of China, and the Chinese New Century Excellent Talents in University, and obtained three scientific and technological awards from governments. His research interests include aerospace communications and networks, wireless communications and networks, cognitive radios, signal processing, and biomedical engineering.
  • Supported by:
    This works was supported in part by Natural Scientific Research Innovation Foundation in Harbin Institute of Technology under Grant No. HIT. NSRIF 2017051; Shenzhen Basic Research Program under Grant Nos. JCYJ20150930150304185 and JCYJ20160328163327348; and National High Technology Research & Development Program of China under Grant No.2014AA01A704

Abstract: In this paper, we propose a novel multiple access rateless network coding scheme for machine-to-machine (M 2M) communications. The presented scheme is capable of increasing transmission efficiency by reducing occupied time slots yet with high decoding success rates. Unlike existing state-of-the-art distributed rateless coding schemes, the proposed rateless network coding can dynamically recode by using simple yet effective XOR operations, which is suitable for M2M erasure networks. Simulation results and analysis demonstrate that the proposed scheme outperforms the existing distributed rateless network coding schemes in the scenario of M2M multicast network with heterogeneous erasure features.

Key words: rateless network coding, multiple accesss, machine-to-machine communications (M2M)