Calculation and Simulation of Transmission Reliability in Wireless Sensor Network Based on Network Coding

Zhifu Luan


The wireless sensor network (WSN) has penetrated into every corner in our lives, ranging from national defense, biological medicine, environmental monitoring, to traffic management. It is of great significance to study the reliability of data transmission, a key determinant of the results of monitoring events. The network reliability lies in fault tolerance: when some nodes or links in the network fail, the data can be recovered at the sink node by selecting the appropriate finite domain space. In this paper, network coding is used to improve the reliability of WSN. Firstly, the author calculated the data transmission reliability and average energy consumption of network coding in single-path and multi-path scenarios. Then, the average energy consumption of network coding was compared with that of the traditional method. Finally, the reliabilities of the two different methods were simulated on MATLAB at different channel loss rates. The experimental results show that the reliability of the network coding technique is better than the traditional one at the expense of a small amount of energy.


Wireless Sensor Network (WSN); Network Coding; Reliability

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International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE).ISSN: 1861-2121
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