A network and a method for transmitting processes in a network are disclosed, where a randomized coding approach is provided. Network nodes transmit on each outgoing link a linear combination of incoming signals, specified by independently and randomly chosen code coefficients from a finite field. The approach allows robust, distributed transmission and compression of information in networks and is advantageous over routing-based approaches.
|Original language||English (US)|
|U.S. patent number||7706365|
|State||Published - Apr 27 2010|