RC-NDN: Raptor Codes Enabled Named Data Networking

Anastasiades, Carlos; Thomos, Nikolaos; Striffeler, Alexander; Braun, Torsten (June 2015). RC-NDN: Raptor Codes Enabled Named Data Networking. In: IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) (pp. 3026-3032). IEEE 10.1109/ICC.2015.7248788

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Information-centric networking (ICN) has been proposed to cope with the drawbacks of the Internet Protocol, namely scalability and security. The majority of research efforts in ICN have focused on routing and caching in wired networks, while little attention has been paid to optimizing the communication and caching efficiency in wireless networks. In this work, we study the application of Raptor codes to Named Data Networking (NDN), which is a popular ICN architecture, in order to minimize the number of transmitted messages and accelerate content retrieval times. We propose RC-NDN, which is a NDN compatible Raptor codes architecture. In contrast to other coding-based NDN solutions that employ network codes, RC-NDN considers security architectures inherent to NDN. Moreover, different from existing network coding based solutions for NDN, RC-NDN does not require significant computational resources, which renders it appropriate for low cost networks. We evaluate RC-NDN in mobile scenarios with high mobility. Evaluations show that RC-NDN outperforms the original NDN significantly. RC-NDN is particularly efficient in dense environments, where retrieval times can be reduced by 83% and the number of Data transmissions by 84.5% compared to NDN.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)


08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF) > Communication and Distributed Systems (CDS)
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Computer Science (INF)

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Anastasiades, Carlos; Thomos, Nikolaos; Striffeler, Alexander and Braun, Torsten


000 Computer science, knowledge & systems
500 Science > 510 Mathematics






Dimitrios Xenakis

Date Deposited:

03 Mar 2015 16:19

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01 May 2020 10:47

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