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—We present a novel feedback protocol for wireless broadcast networks that utilize linear network coding. We consider transmission of packets from one source to many receivers over a single-hop broadcast erasure channel. Our method utilizes a predictive model to request feedback only when the probability that all receivers have completed decoding is(More)
—We introduce a novel feedback protocol, called SMART, for wireless broadcast networks that use linear network coding. We consider transmission of packets from a single source to many receivers over a single-hop broadcast erasure channel with heterogeneous links. We propose a predictive model to minimize feedback as well as extraneous data transmissions by(More)
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Acknowledgements: The study was approved by the UCSD IRB (Project #110178XX). The authors gratefully acknowledge the generous funding provided by the National Science Foundation (award #1118589). We thank and the anonymous reviewers for their insightful comments. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this publication are(More)
We develop and implement a novel, mobile phone-based information clearinghouse, and experimentally evaluate its ability to overcome information asymmetries and improve public service delivery to farmers in Punjab, Pakistan. Like many crowdsourcing websites, our clear-inghouse collects and disseminates ratings—here, on the success of government veterinarians(More)
Shapiro for comments on a previous draft. This project would not have been possible without the dedicatedresearch assistance of Randy Edwards, Mohammad Isaqzadeh, and Shahim Kabuli, or the project managementskills of Katherine Levy of the UC Institute on Global Conflct and Cooperation. Our conclusions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of our funders.(More)
In this thesis, we address the combination of three technologies in wireless broadcast networks: network coding, multi-packet reception (MPR) and feedback. We will primarily discuss the performance of a single-hop network, both with and without these technologies. A single-hop network can be used as a building block for larger and more topologically diverse(More)