A class of generic decentralised distributed fountain coding schemes is introduced and the tools of analysis of the performance of such schemes are presented. It is demonstrated that the developed approach can be used to formulate a robust code design methodology in a number of instances. We show that two non-standard applications of fountain codes, fountain codes for distributed source coding and fountain codes for unequal error protection lie within this decentralised distributed fountain coding framework.
|Translated title of the contribution||Decentralised distributed fountain coding: asymptotic analysis and design|
|Pages (from-to)||42 - 44|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||IEEE Communications Letters|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2010|
Bibliographical notePublisher: IEEE
Rose publication type: Journal article
Sponsorship: This work was supported by Toshiba TRL Ltd.
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