BATS Coding Scheme for Multi-hop Data Transport

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Authors Shenghao Yang  , Xuan Huang  , Raymond Yeung  , John Zao 
Last updated 2020-11-27 (latest revision 2020-11-16)
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This document describes a BATS coding scheme for communication through multi-hop networks. BATS code is a class of efficient linear network coding scheme with a matrix generalization of fountain codes as the outer code, and batch-based linear network coding as the inner code.


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Xuan Huang (
Raymond Yeung (
John Zao (

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