Reliable Multicast Transport M. Luby Internet-Draft Qualcomm Incorporated Intended status: Standards Track A. Shokrollahi Expires: February 25, 2011 EPFL M. Watson Qualcomm Incorporated T. Stockhammer Nomor Research L. Minder Qualcomm Incorporated August 24, 2010 RaptorQ Forward Error Correction Scheme for Object Delivery draft-ietf-rmt-bb-fec-raptorq-04 Abstract This document describes a Fully-Specified FEC scheme, corresponding to FEC Encoding ID 6 (to be confirmed (tbc)), for the RaptorQ forward error correction code and its application to reliable delivery of data objects. RaptorQ codes are a new family of codes that provide superior flexibility, support for larger source block sizes and better coding efficiency than Raptor codes in RFC5053. RaptorQ is also a fountain code, i.e., as many encoding symbols as needed can be generated by the encoder on-the-fly from the source symbols of a source block of data. The decoder is able to recover the source block from any set of encoding symbols for most cases equal to the number of source symbols and in rare cases with slightly more than the number of source symbols. The RaptorQ code described here is a systematic code, meaning that all the source symbols are among the encoding symbols that can be generated. Status of this Memo This Internet-Draft is submitted in full conformance with the provisions of BCP 78 and BCP 79. Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). Note that other groups may also distribute working documents as Internet-Drafts. The list of current Internet- Drafts is at http://datatracker.ietf.org/drafts/current/. Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 1]

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Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 Table of Contents 1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2. Requirements notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3. Formats and Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.1. FEC Payload IDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 3.2. FEC Object Transmission Information . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.2.1. Mandatory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.2.2. Common . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 3.2.3. Scheme-Specific . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 4. Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.2. Content Delivery Protocol Requirements . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.3. Example Parameter Derivation Algorithm . . . . . . . . . . 8 4.4. Object Delivery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.4.1. Source block construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 4.4.2. Encoding packet construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 5. RaptorQ FEC Code Specification . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 5.1. Definitions, Symbols and Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . 13 5.1.1. Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 5.1.2. Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 5.1.3. Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 5.2. Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 5.3. Systematic RaptorQ encoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 5.3.1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 5.3.2. Encoding overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 5.3.3. First encoding step: Intermediate Symbol Generation . 21 5.3.4. Second encoding step: Encoding . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 5.3.5. Generators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 5.4. Example FEC decoder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 5.4.1. General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 5.4.2. Decoding an extended source block . . . . . . . . . . 31 5.5. Random Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 5.5.1. The table V0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 5.5.2. The table V1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 5.5.3. The table V2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 5.5.4. The table V3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 5.6. Systematic indices and other parameters . . . . . . . . . 40 5.7. Operating with Octets, Symbols and Matrices . . . . . . . 60 5.7.1. General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 5.7.2. Arithmetic Operations on Octets . . . . . . . . . . . 61 5.7.3. The table OCT_EXP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 5.7.4. The table OCT_LOG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 5.7.5. Operations on Symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 5.7.6. Operations on Matrices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 5.8. Requirements for a Compliant Decoder . . . . . . . . . . . 64 6. Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 7. IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 3]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 8. Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 9. References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 9.1. Normative references . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 9.2. Informative references . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Authors' Addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 4]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 1. Introduction This document specifies an FEC Scheme for the RaptorQ forward error correction code for object delivery applications. The concept of an FEC Scheme is defined in RFC5052 [RFC5052] and this document follows the format prescribed there and uses the terminology of that document. The RaptorQ code described herein is a next generation of the Raptor code described in RFC5053 [RFC5053]. The RaptorQ code provides superior reliability, better coding efficiency, and support for larger source block sizes than the Raptor code of RFC5053 [RFC5053]. These improvements simplify the usage of the RaptorQ code in an object delivery Content Delivery Protocol compared to RFC5053 [RFC5053]. The RaptorQ FEC Scheme is a Fully-Specified FEC Scheme corresponding to FEC Encoding ID 6 (tbc). Editor's Note: The finalized FEC encoding ID is still to be defined, but '6 (tbc)' is used as temporary value in this Internet Draft expecting sequential use of FEC encoding IDs in the IANA registration process. RaptorQ is a fountain code, i.e., as many encoding symbols as needed can be generated by the encoder on-the-fly from the source symbols of a block. The decoder is able to recover the source block from any set of encoding symbols only slightly more in number than the number of source symbols. The code described in this document is a systematic code, that is, the original source symbols can be sent unmodified from sender to receiver, as well as a number of repair symbols. For more backgound on the use of Forward Error Correction codes in reliable multicast, see [RFC3453]. 2. Requirements notation The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT", "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this document are to be interpreted as described in [RFC2119]. 3. Formats and Codes 3.1. FEC Payload IDs The FEC Payload ID MUST be a 4-octet field defined as follows: Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 5]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | SBN | Encoding Symbol ID | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ Figure 1: FEC Payload ID format o Source Block Number (SBN), (8 bits, unsigned integer): A non- negative integer identifier for the source block that the encoding symbols within the packet relate to. o Encoding Symbol ID (ESI), (24 bits, unsigned integer): A non- negative integer identifier for the encoding symbols within the packet. The interpretation of the Source Block Number and Encoding Symbol Identifier is defined in Section 4. 3.2. FEC Object Transmission Information 3.2.1. Mandatory The value of the FEC Encoding ID MUST be 6, as assigned by IANA (see Section 7). 3.2.2. Common The Common FEC Object Transmission Information elements used by this FEC Scheme are: o Transfer Length (F), (40 bits, unsigned integer): A non-negative integer that is at most 946270874880. This is the transfer length of the object in units of octets. o Symbol Size (T), (16 bits, unsigned integer): A positive integer that is less than 2^^16. This is the size of a symbol in units of octets. The encoded Common FEC Object Transmission Information format is shown in Figure 2. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 6]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Transfer Length (F) | + +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | | Reserved | Symbol Size (T) | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ Figure 2: Encoded Common FEC OTI for RaptorQ FEC Scheme NOTE 1: The limit of 946270874880 on the transfer length is a consequence of the limitation on the symbol size to 2^^16-1, the limitation on the number of symbols in a source block to 56403 and the limitation on the number of source blocks to 2^^8. 3.2.3. Scheme-Specific The following parameters are carried in the Scheme-Specific FEC Object Transmission Information element for this FEC Scheme: o The number of source blocks (Z) (12 bits, unsigned integer) o The number of sub-blocks (N) (12 bits, unsigned integer) o A symbol alignment parameter (Al) (8 bits, unsigned integer) These parameters are all positive integers. The encoded Scheme- specific Object Transmission Information is a 4-octet field consisting of the parameters Z, N and Al as shown in Figure 3. 0 1 2 3 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ | Z | N | Al | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ Figure 3: Encoded Scheme-specific FEC Object Transmission Information The encoded FEC Object Transmission Information is a 12-octet field consisting of the concatenation of the encoded Common FEC Object Transmission Information and the encoded Scheme-specific FEC Object Transmission Information. These three parameters define the source block partitioning as described in Section 4.4.1.2 Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 7]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 4. Procedures 4.1. Introduction For any undefined symbols or functions used in this section, in particular the functions "ceil" and "floor", refer to Section 5.1. 4.2. Content Delivery Protocol Requirements This section describes the information exchange between the RaptorQ FEC Scheme and any Content Delivery Protocol (CDP) that makes use of the RaptorQ FEC Scheme for object delivery. The RaptorQ encoder scheme and RaptorQ decoder scheme for object delivery require the following information from the CDP: o The transfer length of the object, F, in octets o A symbol alignment parameter, Al o The symbol size, T, in octets, which MUST be a multiple of Al o The number of source blocks, Z o The number of sub-blocks in each source block, N The RaptorQ encoder scheme for object delivery additionally requires: - the object to be encoded, F octets The RaptorQ encoder scheme supplies the CDP with the following information for each packet to be sent: o Source Block Number (SBN) o Encoding Symbol ID (ESI) o Encoding symbol(s) The CDP MUST communicate this information to the receiver. 4.3. Example Parameter Derivation Algorithm This section provides recommendations for the derivation of the three transport parameters, T, Z and N. This recommendation is based on the following input parameters: Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 8]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 o F the transfer length of the object, in octets o WS the maximum size block that is decodable in working memory, in octets o P' the maximum payload size in octets, which is assumed to be a multiple of Al o Al the symbol alignment parameter, in octets o SS a parameter where the desired lower bound on the sub-symbol size is SS*Al o K'_max the maximum number of source symbols per source block. Note: Section 5.1.2 defines K'_max to be 56403. Based on the above inputs, the transport parameters T, Z and N are calculated as follows: Let, o T = P' o Kt = ceil(F/T) o N_max = floor(T/(SS*Al)) o for all n=1, ..., N_max * KL(n) is the maximum K' value in Table 2 in Section 5.6 such that K' <= WS/(Al*(ceil(T/(Al*n)))) o Z = ceil(Kt/KL(N_max)) o N is the minimum n=1, ..., N_max such that ceil(Kt/Z) <= KL(n) It is RECOMMENDED that each packet contains exactly one symbol. However, receivers SHALL support the reception of packets that contain multiple symbols. The value Kt is the total number of symbols required to represent the source data of the object. The algorithm above and that defined in Section 4.4.1.2 ensure that the sub-symbol sizes are a multiple of the symbol alignment Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 9]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 parameter, Al. This is useful because the sum operations used for encoding and decoding are generally performed several octets at a time, for example at least 4 octets at a time on a 32 bit processor. Thus the encoding and decoding can be performed faster if the sub- symbol sizes are a multiple of this number of octets. The recommended setting for the input parameter Al is 4. The parameter WS can be used to generate encoded data which can be decoded efficiently with limited working memory at the decoder. Note that the actual maximum decoder memory requirement for a given value of WS depends on the implementation, but it is possible to implement decoding using working memory only slightly larger than WS. 4.4. Object Delivery 4.4.1. Source block construction 4.4.1.1. General In order to apply the RaptorQ encoder to a source object, the object may be broken into Z >= 1 blocks, known as source blocks. The RaptorQ encoder is applied independently to each source block. Each source block is identified by a unique Source Block Number (SBN), where the first source block has SBN zero, the second has SBN one, etc. Each source block is divided into a number, K, of source symbols of size T octets each. Each source symbol is identified by a unique Encoding Symbol Identifier (ESI), where the first source symbol of a source block has ESI zero, the second has ESI one, etc. Each source block with K source symbols is divided into N >= 1 sub- blocks, which are small enough to be decoded in the working memory. Each sub-block is divided into K sub-symbols of size T'. Note that the value of K is not necessarily the same for each source block of an object and the value of T' may not necessarily be the same for each sub-block of a source block. However, the symbol size T is the same for all source blocks of an object and the number of symbols, K is the same for every sub-block of a source block. Exact partitioning of the object into source blocks and sub-blocks is described in Section 4.4.1.2 below. 4.4.1.2. Source block and sub-block partitioning The construction of source blocks and sub-blocks is determined based on five input parameters, F, Al, T, Z and N and a function Partition[]. The five input parameters are defined as follows: Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 10]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 o F the transfer length of the object, in octets o Al a symbol alignment parameter, in octets o T the symbol size, in octets, which MUST be a multiple of Al o Z the number of source blocks o N the number of sub-blocks in each source block These parameters MUST be set so that ceil(ceil(F/T)/Z) <= K'_max. Recommendations for derivation of these parameters are provided in Section 4.3. The function Partition[] takes a pair of positive integers (I, J) as input and derives four non-negative integers (IL, IS, JL, JS) as output. Specifically, the value of Partition[I, J] is the sequence (IL, IS, JL, JS), where IL = ceil(I/J), IS = floor(I/J), JL = I - IS * J and JS = J - JL. Partition[] derives parameters for partitioning a block of size I into J approximately equal sized blocks. Specifically, JL blocks of length IL and JS blocks of length IS. The source object MUST be partitioned into source blocks and sub- blocks as follows: Let o Kt = ceil(F/T), o (KL, KS, ZL, ZS) = Partition[Kt, Z], o (TL, TS, NL, NS) = Partition[T/Al, N]. Then, the object MUST be partitioned into Z = ZL + ZS contiguous source blocks, the first ZL source blocks each having KL*T octets, i.e. KL source symbols of T octets each, and the remaining ZS source blocks each having KS*T octets, i.e. KS source symbols of T octets each. If Kt*T > F then for encoding purposes, the last symbol of the last source block MUST be padded at the end with Kt*T-F zero octets. Next, each source block with K source symbols MUST be divided into N = NL + NS contiguous sub-blocks, the first NL sub-blocks each consisting of K contiguous sub-symbols of size of TL*Al octets and the remaining NS sub-blocks each consisting of K contiguous sub- symbols of size of TS*Al octets. The symbol alignment parameter Al ensures that sub-symbols are always a multiple of Al octets. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 11]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 Finally, the m-th symbol of a source block consists of the concatenation of the m-th sub-symbol from each of the N sub-blocks. Note that this implies that when N > 1 then a symbol is NOT a contiguous portion of the object. 4.4.2. Encoding packet construction Each encoding packet contains the following information: o Source Block Number (SBN) o Encoding Symbol ID (ESI) o encoding symbol(s) Each source block is encoded independently of the others. Source blocks are numbered consecutively from zero. Encoding Symbol ID values from 0 to K-1 identify the source symbols of a source block in sequential order, where K is the number of source symbols in the source block. Encoding Symbol IDs K onwards identify repair symbols generated from the source symbols using the RaptorQ encoder. Each encoding packet either consists entirely of source symbols (source packet) or entirely of repair symbols (repair packet). A packet may contain any number of symbols from the same source block. In the case that the last source symbol in a source packet includes padding octets added for FEC encoding purposes then these octet need not be included in the packet. Otherwise, only whole symbols MUST be included. The Encoding Symbol ID, X, carried in each source packet is the Encoding Symbol ID of the first source symbol carried in that packet. The subsequent source symbols in the packet have Encoding Symbol IDs, X+1 to X+G-1, in sequential order, where G is the number of symbols in the packet. Similarly, the Encoding Symbol ID, X, placed into a repair packet is the Encoding Symbol ID of the first repair symbol in the repair packet and the subsequent repair symbols in the packet have Encoding Symbol IDs X+1 to X+G-1 in sequential order, where G is the number of symbols in the packet. Note that it is not necessary for the receiver to know the total number of repair packets. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 12]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 5. RaptorQ FEC Code Specification 5.1. Definitions, Symbols and Abbreviations For the purpose of the RaptorQ FEC code specification in this section, the following definitions, symbols and abbreviations apply. 5.1.1. Definitions o Source block: a block of K source symbols which are considered together for RaptorQ encoding and decoding purposes. o Extended Source Block: a block of K' source symbols, where K' >= K constructed from a source block and zero or more padding symbols. o Symbol: a unit of data. The size, in octets, of a symbol is known as the symbol size. The symbol size is always a positive integer. o Source symbol: the smallest unit of data used during the encoding process. All source symbols within a source block have the same size. o Padding symbol: a symbol with all zero bits that is added to the source block to form the extended source block. o Encoding symbol: a symbol that can be sent as part of the encoding of a source block. The encoding symbols of a source block consist of the source symbols of the source block and the repair symbols generated from the source block. Repair symbols generated from a source block have the same size as the source symbols of that source block. o Repair symbol: the encoding symbols of a source block that are not source symbols. The repair symbols are generated based on the source symbols of a source block. o Intermediate symbols: symbols generated from the source symbols using an inverse encoding process. The repair symbols are then generated directly from the intermediate symbols. The encoding symbols do not include the intermediate symbols, i.e., intermediate symbols are not sent as part of the encoding of a source block. The intermediate symbols are partitioned into LT symbols and PI symbols. o LT symbols: The subset of the intermediate symbols that can be LT neighbors of an encoding symbol. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 13]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 o PI symbols: The subset of the intermediate symbols that can be PI neighbors of an encoding symbol. o Systematic code: a code in which all source symbols are included as part of the encoding symbols of a source block. The RaptorQ code as described herein is a systematic code. o Encoding Symbol ID (ESI): information that uniquely identifies each encoding symbol associated with a source block for sending and receiving purposes. o Internal Symbol ID (ISI): information that uniquely identifies each symbol associated with an extended source block for encoding and decoding purposes. o Arithmetic operations on octets and symbols and matrices: The operations that are used to produce encoding symbols from source symbols and vice-versa. See Section 5.7. 5.1.2. Symbols i, j, u, v, h, d, a, b, d1, a1, b1, v, m, x, y represent values or variables of one type or another, depending on the context. X denotes a non-negative integer value that is either an ISI value or an ESI value, depending on the context. ceil(x) denotes the smallest integer which is greater than or equal to x, where x is a real value. floor(x) denotes the largest integer which is less than or equal to x, where x is a real value. min(x,y) denotes the minimum value of the values x and y, and in general the minimum value of all the argument values. max(x,y) denotes the maximum value of the values x and y, and in general the maximum value of all the argument values. i % j denotes i modulo j. i + j denotes the sum of i and j. If i and j are octets, respectively symbols, this designates the arithmetic on octets, respectively symbols, as defined in Section 5.7. If i and j are integers, then it denotes the usual integer addition. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 14]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 i * j denotes the product of i and j. If i and j are octets, this designates the arithmetic on octets, as defined in Section 5.7. If i is an octet and j is a symbol, this denotes the multiplication of a symbol by an octet, as also defined in Section 5.7. Finally, if i and j are integers, i * j denotes the usual product of integers. a ^^ b denotes the operation a raised to the power b. If a is an octet and b is a non-negative integer, this is understood to mean a*a*...*a (b terms), with '*' being the octet product as defined in Section 5.7. u ^ v denotes, for equal-length bit strings u and v, the bitwise exclusive-or of u and v. Transpose[A] denotes the transposed matrix of matrix A. In this specification, all matrices have entries that are octets. A^^-1 denotes the inverse matrix of matrix A. In this specification, all the matrices have octets as entries, so it is understood that the operations of the matrix entries are to be done as stated in Section 5.7 and A^^-1 is the matrix inverse of A with respect to octet arithmetic. K denotes the number of symbols in a single source block. K' denotes the number of source plus padding symbols in an extended source block. For the majority of this specification, the padding symbols are considered to be additional source symbols. K'_max denotes the maximum number of source symbols that can be in a single source block. Set to 56403. L denotes the number of intermediate symbols for a single extended source block. S denotes the number of LDPC symbols for a single extended source block. These are LT symbols. For each value of K' shown in Table 2 in Section 5.6, the corresponding value of S is a prime number. H denotes the number of HDPC symbols for a single extended source block. These are PI symbols. B denotes the number of intermediate symbols that are LT symbols excluding the LDPC symbols. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 15]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 W denotes the number of intermediate symbols that are LT symbols. For each value of K' in Table 2 shown in Section 5.6, the corresponding value of W is a prime number. P denotes the number of intermediate symbols that are PI symbols. These contain all HDPC symbols. P1 denotes the smallest prime number greater than or equal to P. U denotes the number of non-HDPC intermediate symbols that are PI symbols. C denotes an array of intermediate symbols, C[0], C[1], C[2],..., C[L-1]. C' denotes an array of the symbols of the extended source block, where C'[0], C'[1], C'[2],..., C'[K-1] are the source symbols of the source block and C'[K], C'[K+1],..., C'[K'-1] are padding symbols. V0, V1, V2, V3 denote four arrays of 32-bit unsigned integers, V0[0], V0[1],..., V0[255] ; V1[0], V1[1],..., V1[255]; V2[0], V2[1],..., V2[255]; and V3[0], V3[1],..., V3[255] as shown in Section 5.5. Rand[y, i, m] denotes a pseudo-random number generator Deg[v] denotes a degree generator Enc[K', C ,(d, a, b, d1, a1, b1)] denotes an encoding symbol generator Tuple[K', X] denotes a tuple generator function T denotes the symbol size in octets. J(K') denotes the systematic index associated with K'. G denotes any generator matrix. I_S denotes the SxS identity matrix. 5.1.3. Abbreviations Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 16]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 ESI Encoding Symbol ID HDPC High Density Parity Check ISI Internal Symbol ID LDPC Low Density Parity Check LT Luby Transform PI Permanently Inactive SBN Source Block Number SBL Source Block Length (in units of symbols) 5.2. Overview This section defines the systematic RaptorQ FEC code. Symbols are the fundamental data units of the encoding and decoding process. For each source block all symbols are the same size, referred to as the symbol size T. The atomic operations performed on symbols for both encoding and decoding are the arithmetic operations defined in Section 5.7. The basic encoder is described in Section 5.3. The encoder first derives a block of intermediate symbols from the source symbols of a source block. This intermediate block has the property that both source and repair symbols can be generated from it using the same process. The encoder produces repair symbols from the intermediate block using an efficient process, where each such repair symbol is the exclusive OR of a small number of intermediate symbols from the block. Source symbols can also be reproduced from the intermediate block using the same process. The encoding symbols are the combination of the source and repair symbols. An example of a decoder is described in Section 5.4. The process for producing source and repair symbols from the intermediate block is designed so that the intermediate block can be recovered from any sufficiently large set of encoding symbols, independent of the mix of source and repair symbols in the set. Once the intermediate block is recovered, missing source symbols of the source block can be recovered using the encoding process. Requirements for a RaptorQ compliant decoder are provided in Section 5.8. A number of decoding algorithms are possible to achieve these requirements. An efficient decoding algorithm to achieve these Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 17]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 requirements is provided in Section 5.4. The construction of the intermediate and repair symbols is based in part on a pseudo-random number generator described in Section 5.3. This generator is based on a fixed set of 1024 random numbers which must be available to both sender and receiver. These numbers are provided in Section 5.5. Encoding and decoding operations for RaptorQ use operations on octets. Section 5.7 describes how to perform these operations. Finally, the construction of the intermediate symbols from the source symbols is governed by "systematic indices", values of which are provided in Section 5.6 for specific extended source block sizes between 6 and K'_max = 56403 source symbols. Thus, the RaptorQ code supports source blocks with between 1 and 56403 source symbols. 5.3. Systematic RaptorQ encoder 5.3.1. Introduction For a given source block of K source symbols, for encoding and decoding purposes the source block is augmented with K'-K additional padding symbols, where K' is the smallest value that is at least K in the systematic index Table 2 of Section 5.6. The reason for padding out a source block to a multiple of K' is to enable faster encoding and decoding, and to minimize the amount of table information that needs to be stored in the encoder and decoder. For purposes of transmitting and receiving data, the value of K is used to determine the number of source symbols in a source block, and thus K needs to be known at the sender and the receiver. In this case the sender and receiver can compute K' from K and the K'-K padding symbols can be automatically added to the source block without any additional communication. The encoding symbol ID (ESI) is used by a sender and receiver to identify the encoding symbols of a source block, where the encoding symbols of a source block consist of the source symbols and the repair symbols associated with the source block. For a source block with K source symbols, the ESIs for the source symbols are 0,1,2,...,K-1 and the ESIs for the repair symbols are K, K+1, K+2,... . Using the ESI for identifying encoding symbols in transport ensures that the ESI values continue consecutively between the source and repair symbols. For purposes of encoding and decoding data, the value of K' derived from K is used as the number of source symbols of the extended source block upon which encoding and decoding operations are performed, where the K' source symbols consist of the original K source symbols and an additional K'-K padding symbols. The internal symbol ID (ISI) Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 18]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 is used by the encoder and decoder to identify the symbols associated with the extended source block, i.e., for generating encoding symbols and for decoding. For a source block with K original source symbols, the ISIs for the original source symbols are 0,1,2,...,K-1, the ISIs for the K'-K padding symbols are K, K+1, K+2,..., K'-1, and the ISIs for the repair symbols are K', K'+1, K'+2,... . Using the ISI for encoding and decoding allows the padding symbols of the extended source block to be treated the same way as other source symbols of the extended source block, and that a given prefix of repair symbols are generated in a consistent way for a given number K' of source symbols in the extended source block independent of K. The relationship between the ESIs and the ISIs is simple: the ESIs and the ISIs for the original K source symbols are the same, the K'-K padding symbols have an ISI but do not have a corresponding ESI (since they are symbols that are neither sent nor received), and a repair symbol ISI is simply the repair symbol ESI plus K'-K. The translation between ESIs used to identify encoding symbols sent and received and the corresponding ISIs used for encoding and decoding, and the proper padding of the extended source block with padding symbols used for encoding and decoding, is the responsibility of the padding function in the RaptorQ encoder/decoder. 5.3.2. Encoding overview The systematic RaptorQ encoder is used to generate any number of repair symbols from a source block that consists of K source symbols placed into an extended source block C'. Figure 4 shows the encoding overview. The first step of encoding is to construct an extended source block by adding zero or more padding symbols such that the total number of symbols, K', is one of the values listed in Section 5.6. Each padding symbol consists of T octets where the value of each octet is zero. K' MUST be selected as the smallest value of K' from the table of Section 5.6 which is greater than or equal to K. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 19]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 -----------------------------------------------------------+ | | | +-----------+ +--------------+ +-------------+ | C' | | | C' | Intermediate | C | | | ----+--->| Padding |--->| Symbol |--->| Encoding |--+--> K | | | K' | Generation | L | | | | +-----------+ +--------------+ +-------------+ | | | (d,a,b, ^ | | | d1,a1,b1)| | | | +------------+ | | | K' | Tuple | | | +----------------------------->| | | | | Generation | | | +------------+ | | ^ | +-------------------------------------------------+--------+ | ISI X Figure 4: Encoding Overview Let C'[0], ..., C'[K-1] denote the K source symbols. Let C'[K], ..., C'[K'-1] denote the K'-K padding symbols, which are all set to zero bits. Then, C'[0],..., C'[K'-1] are the symbols of the extended source block upon which encoding and decoding are performed. In the remainder of this description these padding symbols will be considered as additional source symbols and referred to as such. However, these padding symbols are not part of the encoding symbols, i.e., they are not sent as part of the encoding. At a receiver, the value of K' can be computed based on K, then the receiver can insert K'-K padding symbols at the end of a source block of K' source symbols and recover the remaining K source symbols of the source block from received encoding symbols. The second step of encoding is to generate a number, L > K', of intermediate symbols from the K' source symbols. In this step, K' source tuples (d[0], a[0], b[0], d1[0], a1[0], b1[0]), ..., (d[K'-1], a[K'-1], b[K'-1], d1[K'-1], a1[K'-1], b1[K'-1]) are generated using the Tuple[] generator as described in Section 5.3.5.4. The K' source tuples and the ISIs associated with the K' source symbols are used to determine L intermediate symbols C[0],..., C[L-1] from the source symbols using an inverse encoding process. This process can be realized by a RaptorQ decoding process. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 20]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 Certain "pre-coding relationships" must hold within the L intermediate symbols. Section 5.3.3.3 describes these relationships. Section 5.3.3.4 describes how the intermediate symbols are generated from the source symbols. Once the intermediate symbols have been generated, repair symbols can be produced. For a repair symbol with ISI X>K', the tuple of non- negative integers, (d, a, b, d1, a1, b1) can be generated, using the Tuple[] generator as described in Section 5.3.5.4. Then, the (d, a, b, d1, a1, b1)-tuple and the ISI X is used to generate the corresponding repair symbol from the intermediate symbols using the Enc[] generator described in Section 5.3.5.3. The corresponding ESI for this repair symbol is then X-(K'-K). Note that source symbols of the extended source block can also be generated using the same process, i.e., for any X < K', the symbol generated using this process has the same value as C'[X]. 5.3.3. First encoding step: Intermediate Symbol Generation 5.3.3.1. General This encoding step is a pre-coding step to generate the L intermediate symbols C[0], ..., C[L-1] from the source symbols C'[0], ..., C'[K'-1], , where L > K' is defined in Section 5.3.3.3. The intermediate symbols are uniquely defined by two sets of constraints: 1. The intermediate symbols are related to the source symbols by a set of source symbol tuples and by the ISIs of the source symbols. The generation of the source symbol tuples is defined in Section 5.3.3.2 using the the Tuple[] generator as described in Section 5.3.5.4. 2. A number of pre-coding relationships hold within the intermediate symbols themselves. These are defined in Section 5.3.3.3 The generation of the L intermediate symbols is then defined in Section 5.3.3.4. 5.3.3.2. Source symbol tuples Each of the K' source symbols is associated with a source symbol tuple (d[X], a[X], b[X], d1[X], a1[X], b1[X]) for 0 <= X < K'. The source symbol tuples are determined using the Tuple generator defined in Section 5.3.5.4 as: For each X, 0 <= X < K' Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 21]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 (d[X], a[X], b[X], d1[X], a1[X], b1[X]) = Tuple[K, X] 5.3.3.3. Pre-coding relationships The pre-coding relationships amongst the L intermediate symbols are defined by requiring that a set of S+H linear combinations of the intermediate symbols evaluate to zero. There are S LDPC and H HDPC symbols, and thus L = K'+S+H. Another partition of the L intermediate symbols is into two sets, one set of W LT symbols and another set of P PI symbols, and thus it is also the case that L = W+P. The P PI symbols are treated differently than the W LT symbols in the encoding process. The P PI symbols consist of the H HDPC symbols together with a set of U = P-H of the other K' intermediate symbols. The W LT symbols consist of the S LDPC symbols together with W-S of the other K' intermediate symbols. The values of these parameters are determined from K' as described below where H(K'), S(K'), and W(K') are derived from Table 2 in Section 5.6. Let o S = S(K') o H = H(K') o W = W(K') o L = K' + S + H o P = L - W o P1 denote the smallest prime number greater than or equal to P o U = P - H o B = W - S o C[0], ..., C[B-1] denote the intermediate symbols that are LT symbols but not LDPC symbols. o C[B], ..., C[B+S-1] denote the S LDPC symbols that are also LT symbols. o C[W], ..., C[W+U-1] denote the intermediate symbols that are PI symbols but not HDPC symbols. o C[L-H], ..., C[L-1] denote the H HDPC symbols that are also PI symbols. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 22]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 The first set of pre-coding relations, called LDPC relations, is described below and requires that at the end of this process the set of symbols D[0] , ..., D[S-1] are all zero: o Initialize the symbols D[0] = C[B], ..., D[S-1] = C[B+S-1]. o For i = 0, ..., B-1 do * a = 1 + floor(i/S) * b = i % S * D[b] = D[b] + C[i] * b = (b + a) % S * D[b] = D[b] + C[i] * b = (b + a) % S * D[b] = D[b] + C[i] o For i = 0, ..., S-1 do * a = i % P * b = (i+1) % P * D[i] = D[i] + C[W+a] + C[W+b] Recall that the addition of symbols is to be carried out as specified in Section 5.7. Note that the LDPC relations as defined in the algorithm above are linear, so there exists an S x B matrix G_LDPC,1 and an S x P matrix G_LDPC,2 such that G_LDPC,1 * Transpose[(C[0],...., C[B-1])] + G_LDPC,2 * Transpose(C[W], ..., C[W+P-1]) + Transpose[(C[B], ..., C[B+S-1])] = 0 (The matrix G_LDPC,1 is defined by the first loop in the above algorithm, and G_LDPC,2 can be deduced from the second loop.) The second set of relations among the intermediate symbols C[0], ..., C[L-1] are the HDPC relations and they are defined as follows: Let Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 23]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 o alpha denote the octet represented by integer 2 as defined in Section 5.7. o MT denote an H x (K' + S) matrix of octets, where for j=0,...,K'+S-2 the entry MT[i,j] is the octet represented by the integer 1 if i= Rand[j+1,6,H] or i = (Rand[j+1,6,H] + Rand[j+ 1,7,H-1] + 1) % H and MT[i,j] is the zero element for all other values of i, and for j=K'+S-1, MT[i,j] = alpha^^i for i=0,...,H-1. o GAMMA denote a (K'+S ) x (K'+S ) matrix of octets, where GAMMA[i,j] = alpha ^^ (i-j) for i >= j, 0 otherwise. Then the relationship between the first K'+S intermediate symbols C[0], ..., C[K'+S-1] and the H HDPC symbols C[K'+S], ..., C[K'+S+H-1] is given by: Transpose[C[K'+S], ..., C[K'+S+H-1]] + MT * GAMMA * Transpose[C[0], ..., C[K'+S-1]] = 0, where '*' represents standard matrix multiplication utilizing the octet multiplication to define the multiplication between a matrix of octets and a matrix of symbols (in particular the column vector of symbols) and '+' denotes addition over octet vectors. 5.3.3.4. Intermediate symbols 5.3.3.4.1. Definition Given the K' source symbols C'[0], C'[1],..., C'[K'-1] the L intermediate symbols C[0], C[1],..., C[L-1] are the uniquely defined symbol values that satisfy the following conditions: 1. The K' source symbols C'[0], C'[1],..., C'[K'-1] satisfy the K' constraints C'[X] = Enc[K', (C[0],..., C[L-1]), (d[X], a[X], b[X], d1[X], a1[X], b1[X])], for all X, 0 <= X < K', where (d[X], a[X], b[X], d1[X], a1[X], b1[X])) = Tuple[K',X], Tuple[] is defined in Section 5.3.5.4 and Enc[] is described in Section 5.3.5.3. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 24]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 2. The L intermediate symbols C[0], C[1],..., C[L-1] satisfy the pre-coding relationships defined in Section 5.3.3.3 5.3.3.4.2. Example method for calculation of intermediate symbols This section describes a possible method for calculation of the L intermediate symbols C[0], C[1],..., C[L-1] satisfying the constraints in Section 5.3.3.4.1 The L intermediate symbols can be calculated as follows: Let o C denote the column vector of the L intermediate symbols, C[0], C[1],..., C[L-1]. o D denote the column vector consisting of S+H zero symbols followed by the K' source symbols C'[0], C'[1], ..., C'[K'-1]. Then the above constraints define an L x L matrix A of octets such that: A*C = D The matrix A can be constructed as follows: Let: o G_LDPC,1 and G_LDPC,2 be S x B and S x P matrices as defined in Section 5.3.3.3. o G_HDPC be the H x (K'+S) matrix such that G_HDPC * Transpose(C[0], ..., C[K'+S-1]) = Transpose(C[K'+S], ..., C[L-1]), i.e. G_HDPC = MT*GAMMA o I_S be the S x S identity matrix o I_H be the H x H identity matrix o G_ENC be the K' x L matrix such that G_ENC * Transpose[(C[0], ..., C[L-1])] = Transpose[(C'[0],C'[1],...,C'[K'-1])], Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 25]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 i.e. G_ENC[i,j] = 1 if and only if C[j] is included in the symbols which are summed to produce Enc[K', (C[0], ..., C[L-1]), (d[i], a[i], b[i], d1[i], a1[i], b1[i])] and G_ENC[i,j] = 0 otherwise. Then: o The first S rows of A are equal to G_LDPC,1 | I_S | G_LDPC,2. o The next H rows of A are equal to G_HDPC | I_H. o The remaining K' rows of A are equal to G_ENC. The matrix A is depicted in Figure (Figure 5) below: B S U H +-----------------------+-------+------------------+ | | | | S | G_LDPC,1 | I_S | G_LDPC,2 | | | | | +-----------------------+-------+----------+-------+ | | | H | G_HDPC | I_H | | | | +------------------------------------------+-------+ | | | | K' | G_ENC | | | | | +--------------------------------------------------+ Figure 5: The matrix A The intermediate symbols can then be calculated as: C = (A^^-1)*D The source tuples are generated such that for any K' matrix A has full rank and is therefore invertible. This calculation can be realized by applying a RaptorQ decoding process to the K' source symbols C'[0], C'[1],..., C'[K'-1] to produce the L intermediate symbols C[0], C[1],..., C[L-1]. To efficiently generate the intermediate symbols from the source symbols, it is recommended that an efficient decoder implementation such as that described in Section 5.4 be used. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 26]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 5.3.4. Second encoding step: Encoding In the second encoding step, the repair symbol with ISI X (X >= K') is generated by applying the generator Enc[K', (C[0], C[1],..., C[L-1]), (d, a, b, d1, a1, b1)] defined in Section 5.3.5.3 to the L intermediate symbols C[0], C[1],..., C[L-1] using the tuple (d, a, b, d1, a1, b1)=Tuple[K',X]. 5.3.5. Generators 5.3.5.1. Random Number Generator The random number generator Rand[y, i, m] is defined as follows, where y is a non-negative integer, i is a non-negative integer less than 256, and m is a positive integer and the value produced is an integer between 0 and m-1. Let V0, V1, V2 and V3 be the arrays provided in Section 5.5. Let o x0 = (y + i) mod 2^^8 o x1 = (floor(y / 2^^8) + i) mod 2^^8 o x2 = (floor(y / 2^^16) + i) mod 2^^8 o x3 = (floor(y / 2^^24) + i) mod 2^^8 Then Rand[y, i, m] = (V0[x0] ^ V1[x1] ^ V2[x2] ^ V3[x3]) % m 5.3.5.2. Degree Generator The degree generator Deg[v] is defined as follows, where v is a non- negative integer that is less than 2^^20 = 1048576. Given v, find index d in Table 1 such that f[d-1] <= v < f[d], and set Deg[v] = min(d, W-2). ). Recall that W is derived from K' as described in Section 5.3.3.3. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 27]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | Index d | f[d] | Index d | f[d] | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 0 | 0 | 1 | 5243 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 2 | 529531 | 3 | 704294 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 4 | 791675 | 5 | 844104 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 6 | 879057 | 7 | 904023 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 8 | 922747 | 9 | 937311 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 10 | 948962 | 11 | 958494 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 12 | 966438 | 13 | 973160 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 14 | 978921 | 15 | 983914 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 16 | 988283 | 17 | 992138 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 18 | 995565 | 19 | 998631 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 20 | 1001391 | 21 | 1003887 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 22 | 1006157 | 23 | 1008229 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 24 | 1010129 | 25 | 1011876 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 26 | 1013490 | 27 | 1014983 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 28 | 1016370 | 29 | 1017662 | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ | 30 | 1048576 | | | +---------+---------+---------+---------+ Table 1: Defines the degree distribution for encoding symbols 5.3.5.3. Encoding Symbol Generator The encoding symbol generator Enc[K', (C[0], C[1],..., C[L-1]), (d, a, b, d1, a1, b1)] takes the following inputs: o K' is the number of source symbols for the extended source block. Let L, W, B, S, P and P1 be derived from K' as described in Section 5.3.3.3. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 28]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 o (C[0], C[1],..., C[L-1]) is the array of L intermediate symbols (sub-symbols) generated as described in Section 5.3.3.4 o (d, a, b, d1, a1, b1) is a source tuple determined from ISI X using the Tuple generator defined in Section 5.3.5.4, whereby * d is a positive integer denoting an encoding symbol LT degree * a is a positive integer between 1 and W-1 inclusive * b is a non-negative integer between 0 and W-1 inclusive * d1 is a positive integer that has value either 2 or 3 inclusive denoting an encoding symbol PI degree * a1 is a positive integer between 1 and P1-1 inclusive * b1 is a non-negative integer between 0 and P1-1 inclusive The encoding symbol generator produces a single encoding symbol as output (referred to as result), according to the following algorithm: o result = C[b] o For j = 1, ..., d-1 do * b = (b + a) % W * result = result + C[b] o While (b1 >= P) do b1 = (b1+a1) % P1 o result = result + C[W+b1] o For j = 1, ..., d1-1 do * b1 = (b1 + a1) % P1 * While (b1 >= P) do b1 = (b1+a1) % P1 * result = result + C[W+b1] o Return result Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 29]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 5.3.5.4. Tuple generator The tuple generator Tuple[K',X] takes the following inputs: o K' - The number of source symbols in the extended source block o X - An ISI Let o L be determined from K' as described in Section 5.3.3.3 o J=J(K') be the systematic index associated with K', as defined in Table 2 inSection 5.6 The output of tuple generator is a tuple, (d, a, b, d1, a1, b1), determined as follows: o A = 53591 + J*997 o if (A % 2 == 0) { A = A + 1 } o B = 10267*(J+1) o y = (B + X*A) % 2^^32 o v = Rand[y, 0, 2^^20] o d = Deg[v] o a = 1 + Rand[y, 1, W-1] o b = Rand[y, 2, W] o If (d<4) { d1 = 2 + Rand[X, 3, 2] } else { d1 = 2 } o a1 = 1 + Rand[X, 4, P1-1] o b1 = Rand[X, 5, P1] 5.4. Example FEC decoder 5.4.1. General This section describes an efficient decoding algorithm for the RaptorQ code introduced in this specification. Note that each received encoding symbol is a known linear combination of the intermediate symbols. So each received encoding symbol provides a Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 30]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 linear equation among the intermediate symbols, which, together with the known linear pre-coding relationships amongst the intermediate symbols gives a system of linear equations. Thus, any algorithm for solving systems of linear equations can successfully decode the intermediate symbols and hence the source symbols. However, the algorithm chosen has a major effect on the computational efficiency of the decoding. 5.4.2. Decoding an extended source block 5.4.2.1. General It is assumed that the decoder knows the structure of the source block it is to decode, including the symbol size, T, and the number K of symbols in the source block and the number K' of source symbols in the extended source block. From the algorithms described in Sections Section 5.3, the RaptorQ decoder can calculate the total number L = K'+S+H of intermediate symbols and determine how they were generated from the extended source block to be decoded. In this description it is assumed that the received encoding symbols for the extended source block to be decoded are passed to the decoder. Furthermore, for each such encoding symbol it is assumed that the number and set of intermediate symbols whose sum is equal to the encoding symbol is passed to the decoder. In the case of source symbols, including padding symbols, the source symbol tuples described in Section 5.3.3.2 indicate the number and set of intermediate symbols which sum to give each source symbol. Let N >= K' be the number of received encoding symbols to be used for decoding, including padding symbols for an extended source block and let M = S+H+N. Then with the notation of Section 5.3.3.4.2 we have A*C=D. Decoding an extended source block is equivalent to decoding C from known A and D. It is clear that C can be decoded if and only if the rank of A is L. Once C has been decoded, missing source symbols can be obtained by using the source symbol tuples to determine the number and set of intermediate symbols which must be summed to obtain each missing source symbol. The first step in decoding C is to form a decoding schedule. In this step A is converted, using Gaussian elimination (using row operations and row and column reorderings) and after discarding M - L rows, into the L by L identity matrix. The decoding schedule consists of the sequence of row operations and row and column re-orderings during the Gaussian elimination process, and only depends on A and not on D. The Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 31]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 decoding of C from D can take place concurrently with the forming of the decoding schedule, or the decoding can take place afterwards based on the decoding schedule. The correspondence between the decoding schedule and the decoding of C is as follows. Let c[0] = 0, c[1] = 1, ..., c[L-1] = L-1 and d[0] = 0, d[1] = 1, ..., d[M-1] = M-1 initially. o Each time a multiple, beta, of row i of A is added to row i' in the decoding schedule then in the decoding process the symbol beta*D[d[i]] is added to symbol D[d[i']] . o Each time a row i of A is multiplied by an octet beta, then in the decoding process the symbol D[d[i]] is also multiplied by beta. o Each time row i is exchanged with row i' in the decoding schedule then in the decoding process the value of d[i] is exchanged with the value of d[i']. o Each time column j is exchanged with column j' in the decoding schedule then in the decoding process the value of c[j] is exchanged with the value of c[j']. From this correspondence it is clear that the total number of operations on symbols in the decoding of the extended source block is the number of row operations (not exchanges) in the Gaussian elimination. Since A is the L by L identity matrix after the Gaussian elimination and after discarding the last M - L rows, it is clear at the end of successful decoding that the L symbols D[d[0]], D[d[1]],..., D[d[L-1]] are the values of the L symbols C[c[0]], C[c[1]],..., C[c[L-1]]. The order in which Gaussian elimination is performed to form the decoding schedule has no bearing on whether or not the decoding is successful. However, the speed of the decoding depends heavily on the order in which Gaussian elimination is performed. (Furthermore, maintaining a sparse representation of A is crucial, although this is not described here). The remainder of this section describes an order in which Gaussian elimination could be performed that is relatively efficient. 5.4.2.2. First Phase In the first phase of the Gaussian elimination the matrix A is conceptually partitioned into submatrices and additionally, a matrix X is created. This matrix has as many rows and columns as A, and it will be a lower triangular matrix throughout the first phase. At the beginning of this phase, the matrix A is copied into the matrix X. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 32]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 The submatrix sizes are parameterized by non-negative integers i and u which are initialized to 0 and P, the number of PI symbols, respectively. The submatrices of A are: 1. The submatrix I defined by the intersection of the first i rows and first i columns. This is the identity matrix at the end of each step in the phase. 2. The submatrix defined by the intersection of the first i rows and all but the first i columns and last u columns. All entries of this submatrix are zero. 3. The submatrix defined by the intersection of the first i columns and all but the first i rows. All entries of this submatrix are zero. 4. The submatrix U defined by the intersection of all the rows and the last u columns. 5. The submatrix V formed by the intersection of all but the first i columns and the last u columns and all but the first i rows. Figure 6 illustrates the submatrices of A. At the beginning of the first phase V = A. In each step, a row of A is chosen. +-----------+-----------------+---------+ | | | | | I | All Zeros | | | | | | +-----------+-----------------+ U | | | | | | | | | | All Zeros | V | | | | | | | | | | +-----------+-----------------+---------+ Figure 6: Submatrices of A in the first phase The following graph defined by the structure of V is used in determining which row of A is chosen. The columns that intersect V are the nodes in the graph, and the rows that have exactly 2 non-zero entries in V and are not HDPC rows are the edges of the graph that connect the two columns (nodes) in the positions of the two ones. A component in this graph is a maximal set of nodes (columns) and edges (rows) such that there is a path between each pair of nodes/edges in the graph. The size of a component is the number of nodes (columns) in the component. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 33]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 There are at most L steps in the first phase. The phase ends successfully when i + u = L, i.e., when V and the all zeroes submatrix above V have disappeared and A consists of I, the all zeroes submatrix below I, and U. The phase ends unsuccessfully in decoding failure if at some step before V disappears there is no non- zero row in V to choose in that step. In each step, a row of A is chosen as follows: o If all entries of V are zero then no row is chosen and decoding fails. o Let r be the minimum integer such that at least one row of A has exactly r ones in V. * If r != 2 then choose a row with exactly r ones in V with minimum original degree among all such rows, except that HDPC rows should not be chosen until all non-HDPC rows have been processed. * If r = 2 then choose any row with exactly 2 ones in V that is part of a maximum size component in the graph described above which is defined by V. After the row is chosen in this step the first row of A that intersects V is exchanged with the chosen row so that the chosen row is the first row that intersects V. The columns of A among those that intersect V are reordered so that one of the r ones in the chosen row appears in the first column of V and so that the remaining r-1 ones appear in the last columns of V. The same row and column operations are also performed on the matrix X. Then, an appropriate multiple of the chosen row is added to all the other rows of A below the chosen row that have a non-zero entry in the first column of V. Specifically, if a row below the chosen row has entry beta in the first column of V, and the chosen row has entry alpha in the first column of V, then beta/alpha multiplied by the chosen row is added to this row to leave a zero value in the first column of V. Finally, i is incremented by 1 and u is incremented by r-1, which completes the step. Note that efficiency can be improved if the row operations identified above are not actually performed until the affected row is itself chosen during the decoding process. This avoids processing of row operations for rows which are not eventually used in the decoding process and in particular avoid those rows for which beta!=1 until they are actually required. Furthermore, the row operations required for the HDPC rows may be performed for all such rows in one process, by using the algorithm described in Section 5.3.3.3. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 34]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 5.4.2.3. Second Phase At this point, all the entries of X outside the first i rows and i columns are discarded, so that X has lower triangular form. The last i rows and columns of X are discarded, so that X now has i rows i columns. The submatrix U is further partitioned into the first i rows, U_upper, and the remaining M - i rows, U_lower. Gaussian elimination is performed in the second phase on U_lower to either determine that its rank is less than u (decoding failure) or to convert it into a matrix where the first u rows is the identity matrix (success of the second phase). Call this u by u identity matrix I_u. The M - L rows of A that intersect U_lower - I_u are discarded. After this phase A has L rows and L columns. 5.4.2.4. Third Phase After the second phase the only portion of A which needs to be zeroed out to finish converting A into the L by L identity matrix is U_upper. The number of rows i of the submatrix U_upper is generally much larger than the number of columns u of U_upper. Moreover, at this time, the matrix U_upper is typically dense, i.e., the number of nonzero entries of this matrix is large. To reduce this matrix to a sparse form, the sequence of operations performed to obtain the matrix U_lower needs to be inverted. To this end, the matrix X is multiplied with the submatrix of A consisting of the first i rows of A. After this operation the submatrix of A consisting of the intersection of the first i rows and columns equals to X, whereas the matrix U_upper is transformed to a sparse form. 5.4.2.5. Fourth Phase For each of the first i rows of U_upper do the following: if the row has a nonzero entry at position j, and if the value of that nonzero entry is b, then add to this row b times row j of I_u. After this step, the submatrix of A consisting of the intersection of the first i rows and columns is equal to X, the submatrix U_upper consists of zeros, the submatrix consisting of the intersection of the last u rows and the first i columns consists of zeros, and the submatrix consisting of the last u rows and columns is is the matrix I_u. 5.4.2.6. Fifth Phase For j from 1 to i perform the following operations: 1. if A[j,j] is not one, then divide row j of A by A[j,j]. 2. For l from 1 to j-1, if A[j,l] is nonzero, then add A[j,l] multiplied with row l of A to row j of A. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 35]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 After this phase A is the L by L identity matrix and a complete decoding schedule has been successfully formed. Then, the corresponding decoding consisting of summing known encoding symbols can be executed to recover the intermediate symbols based on the decoding schedule. The tuples associated with all source symbols are computed according to Section 5.3.3.2. The tuples for received source symbols are used in the decoding. The tuples for missing source symbols are used to determine which intermediate symbols need to be summed to recover the missing source symbols. 5.5. Random Numbers The four arrays V0, V1, V2 and V3 used in Section 5.3.5.1 are provided below. There are 256 entries in each of the four arrays. The indexing into each array starts at 0, and the entries are 32-bit unsigned integers. 5.5.1. The table V0 251291136, 3952231631, 3370958628, 4070167936, 123631495, 3351110283, 3218676425, 2011642291, 774603218, 2402805061, 1004366930, 1843948209, 428891132, 3746331984, 1591258008, 3067016507, 1433388735, 504005498, 2032657933, 3419319784, 2805686246, 3102436986, 3808671154, 2501582075, 3978944421, 246043949, 4016898363, 649743608, 1974987508, 2651273766, 2357956801, 689605112, 715807172, 2722736134, 191939188, 3535520147, 3277019569, 1470435941, 3763101702, 3232409631, 122701163, 3920852693, 782246947, 372121310, 2995604341, 2045698575, 2332962102, 4005368743, 218596347, 3415381967, 4207612806, 861117671, 3676575285, 2581671944, 3312220480, 681232419, 307306866, 4112503940, 1158111502, 709227802, 2724140433, 4201101115, 4215970289, 4048876515, 3031661061, 1909085522, 510985033, 1361682810, 129243379, 3142379587, 2569842483, 3033268270, 1658118006, 932109358, 1982290045, 2983082771, 3007670818, 3448104768, 683749698, 778296777, 1399125101, 1939403708, 1692176003, 3868299200, 1422476658, 593093658, 1878973865, 2526292949, 1591602827, 3986158854, 3964389521, 2695031039, 1942050155, 424618399, 1347204291, 2669179716, 2434425874, 2540801947, 1384069776, 4123580443, 1523670218, 2708475297, 1046771089, 2229796016, 1255426612, 4213663089, 1521339547, 3041843489, 420130494, 10677091, 515623176, 3457502702, 2115821274, 2720124766, 3242576090, 854310108, 425973987, 325832382, 1796851292, 2462744411, 1976681690, 1408671665, 1228817808, 3917210003, 263976645, 2593736473, 2471651269, 4291353919, 650792940, 1191583883, 3046561335, 2466530435, 2545983082, 969168436, 2019348792, 2268075521, 1169345068, 3250240009, 3963499681, 2560755113, 911182396, 760842409, 3569308693, 2687243553, 381854665, 2613828404, 2761078866, 1456668111, 883760091, 3294951678, 1604598575, 1985308198, 1014570543, 2724959607, 3062518035, 3115293053, Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 36]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 138853680, 4160398285, 3322241130, 2068983570, 2247491078, 3669524410, 1575146607, 828029864, 3732001371, 3422026452, 3370954177, 4006626915, 543812220, 1243116171, 3928372514, 2791443445, 4081325272, 2280435605, 885616073, 616452097, 3188863436, 2780382310, 2340014831, 1208439576, 258356309, 3837963200, 2075009450, 3214181212, 3303882142, 880813252, 1355575717, 207231484, 2420803184, 358923368, 1617557768, 3272161958, 1771154147, 2842106362, 1751209208, 1421030790, 658316681, 194065839, 3241510581, 38625260, 301875395, 4176141739, 297312930, 2137802113, 1502984205, 3669376622, 3728477036, 234652930, 2213589897, 2734638932, 1129721478, 3187422815, 2859178611, 3284308411, 3819792700, 3557526733, 451874476, 1740576081, 3592838701, 1709429513, 3702918379, 3533351328, 1641660745, 179350258, 2380520112, 3936163904, 3685256204, 3156252216, 1854258901, 2861641019, 3176611298, 834787554, 331353807, 517858103, 3010168884, 4012642001, 2217188075, 3756943137, 3077882590, 2054995199, 3081443129, 3895398812, 1141097543, 2376261053, 2626898255, 2554703076, 401233789, 1460049922, 678083952, 1064990737, 940909784, 1673396780, 528881783, 1712547446, 3629685652, 1358307511 5.5.2. The table V1 807385413, 2043073223, 3336749796, 1302105833, 2278607931, 541015020, 1684564270, 372709334, 3508252125, 1768346005, 1270451292, 2603029534, 2049387273, 3891424859, 2152948345, 4114760273, 915180310, 3754787998, 700503826, 2131559305, 1308908630, 224437350, 4065424007, 3638665944, 1679385496, 3431345226, 1779595665, 3068494238, 1424062773, 1033448464, 4050396853, 3302235057, 420600373, 2868446243, 311689386, 259047959, 4057180909, 1575367248, 4151214153, 110249784, 3006865921, 4293710613, 3501256572, 998007483, 499288295, 1205710710, 2997199489, 640417429, 3044194711, 486690751, 2686640734, 2394526209, 2521660077, 49993987, 3843885867, 4201106668, 415906198, 19296841, 2402488407, 2137119134, 1744097284, 579965637, 2037662632, 852173610, 2681403713, 1047144830, 2982173936, 910285038, 4187576520, 2589870048, 989448887, 3292758024, 506322719, 176010738, 1865471968, 2619324712, 564829442, 1996870325, 339697593, 4071072948, 3618966336, 2111320126, 1093955153, 957978696, 892010560, 1854601078, 1873407527, 2498544695, 2694156259, 1927339682, 1650555729, 183933047, 3061444337, 2067387204, 228962564, 3904109414, 1595995433, 1780701372, 2463145963, 307281463, 3237929991, 3852995239, 2398693510, 3754138664, 522074127, 146352474, 4104915256, 3029415884, 3545667983, 332038910, 976628269, 3123492423, 3041418372, 2258059298, 2139377204, 3243642973, 3226247917, 3674004636, 2698992189, 3453843574, 1963216666, 3509855005, 2358481858, 747331248, 1957348676, 1097574450, 2435697214, 3870972145, 1888833893, 2914085525, 4161315584, 1273113343, 3269644828, 3681293816, 412536684, 1156034077, 3823026442, 1066971017, 3598330293, 1979273937, 2079029895, 1195045909, 1071986421, 2712821515, Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 37]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 3377754595, 2184151095, 750918864, 2585729879, 4249895712, 1832579367, 1192240192, 946734366, 31230688, 3174399083, 3549375728, 1642430184, 1904857554, 861877404, 3277825584, 4267074718, 3122860549, 666423581, 644189126, 226475395, 307789415, 1196105631, 3191691839, 782852669, 1608507813, 1847685900, 4069766876, 3931548641, 2526471011, 766865139, 2115084288, 4259411376, 3323683436, 568512177, 3736601419, 1800276898, 4012458395, 1823982, 27980198, 2023839966, 869505096, 431161506, 1024804023, 1853869307, 3393537983, 1500703614, 3019471560, 1351086955, 3096933631, 3034634988, 2544598006, 1230942551, 3362230798, 159984793, 491590373, 3993872886, 3681855622, 903593547, 3535062472, 1799803217, 772984149, 895863112, 1899036275, 4187322100, 101856048, 234650315, 3183125617, 3190039692, 525584357, 1286834489, 455810374, 1869181575, 922673938, 3877430102, 3422391938, 1414347295, 1971054608, 3061798054, 830555096, 2822905141, 167033190, 1079139428, 4210126723, 3593797804, 429192890, 372093950, 1779187770, 3312189287, 204349348, 452421568, 2800540462, 3733109044, 1235082423, 1765319556, 3174729780, 3762994475, 3171962488, 442160826, 198349622, 45942637, 1324086311, 2901868599, 678860040, 3812229107, 19936821, 1119590141, 3640121682, 3545931032, 2102949142, 2828208598, 3603378023, 4135048896 5.5.3. The table V2 1629829892, 282540176, 2794583710, 496504798, 2990494426, 3070701851, 2575963183, 4094823972, 2775723650, 4079480416, 176028725, 2246241423, 3732217647, 2196843075, 1306949278, 4170992780, 4039345809, 3209664269, 3387499533, 293063229, 3660290503, 2648440860, 2531406539, 3537879412, 773374739, 4184691853, 1804207821, 3347126643, 3479377103, 3970515774, 1891731298, 2368003842, 3537588307, 2969158410, 4230745262, 831906319, 2935838131, 264029468, 120852739, 3200326460, 355445271, 2296305141, 1566296040, 1760127056, 20073893, 3427103620, 2866979760, 2359075957, 2025314291, 1725696734, 3346087406, 2690756527, 99815156, 4248519977, 2253762642, 3274144518, 598024568, 3299672435, 556579346, 4121041856, 2896948975, 3620123492, 918453629, 3249461198, 2231414958, 3803272287, 3657597946, 2588911389, 242262274, 1725007475, 2026427718, 46776484, 2873281403, 2919275846, 3177933051, 1918859160, 2517854537, 1857818511, 3234262050, 479353687, 200201308, 2801945841, 1621715769, 483977159, 423502325, 3689396064, 1850168397, 3359959416, 3459831930, 841488699, 3570506095, 930267420, 1564520841, 2505122797, 593824107, 1116572080, 819179184, 3139123629, 1414339336, 1076360795, 512403845, 177759256, 1701060666, 2239736419, 515179302, 2935012727, 3821357612, 1376520851, 2700745271, 966853647, 1041862223, 715860553, 171592961, 1607044257, 1227236688, 3647136358, 1417559141, 4087067551, 2241705880, 4194136288, 1439041934, 20464430, 119668151, 2021257232, 2551262694, 1381539058, 4082839035, 498179069, 311508499, 3580908637, 2889149671, 142719814, 1232184754, 3356662582, 2973775623, 1469897084, 1728205304, 1415793613, 50111003, 3133413359, Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 38]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 4074115275, 2710540611, 2700083070, 2457757663, 2612845330, 3775943755, 2469309260, 2560142753, 3020996369, 1691667711, 4219602776, 1687672168, 1017921622, 2307642321, 368711460, 3282925988, 213208029, 4150757489, 3443211944, 2846101972, 4106826684, 4272438675, 2199416468, 3710621281, 497564971, 285138276, 765042313, 916220877, 3402623607, 2768784621, 1722849097, 3386397442, 487920061, 3569027007, 3424544196, 217781973, 2356938519, 3252429414, 145109750, 2692588106, 2454747135, 1299493354, 4120241887, 2088917094, 932304329, 1442609203, 952586974, 3509186750, 753369054, 854421006, 1954046388, 2708927882, 4047539230, 3048925996, 1667505809, 805166441, 1182069088, 4265546268, 4215029527, 3374748959, 373532666, 2454243090, 2371530493, 3651087521, 2619878153, 1651809518, 1553646893, 1227452842, 703887512, 3696674163, 2552507603, 2635912901, 895130484, 3287782244, 3098973502, 990078774, 3780326506, 2290845203, 41729428, 1949580860, 2283959805, 1036946170, 1694887523, 4880696, 466000198, 2765355283, 3318686998, 1266458025, 3919578154, 3545413527, 2627009988, 3744680394, 1696890173, 3250684705, 4142417708, 915739411, 3308488877, 1289361460, 2942552331, 1169105979, 3342228712, 698560958, 1356041230, 2401944293, 107705232, 3701895363, 903928723, 3646581385, 844950914, 1944371367, 3863894844, 2946773319, 1972431613, 1706989237, 29917467, 3497665928 5.5.4. The table V3 1191369816, 744902811, 2539772235, 3213192037, 3286061266, 1200571165, 2463281260, 754888894, 714651270, 1968220972, 3628497775, 1277626456, 1493398934, 364289757, 2055487592, 3913468088, 2930259465, 902504567, 3967050355, 2056499403, 692132390, 186386657, 832834706, 859795816, 1283120926, 2253183716, 3003475205, 1755803552, 2239315142, 4271056352, 2184848469, 769228092, 1249230754, 1193269205, 2660094102, 642979613, 1687087994, 2726106182, 446402913, 4122186606, 3771347282, 37667136, 192775425, 3578702187, 1952659096, 3989584400, 3069013882, 2900516158, 4045316336, 3057163251, 1702104819, 4116613420, 3575472384, 2674023117, 1409126723, 3215095429, 1430726429, 2544497368, 1029565676, 1855801827, 4262184627, 1854326881, 2906728593, 3277836557, 2787697002, 2787333385, 3105430738, 2477073192, 748038573, 1088396515, 1611204853, 201964005, 3745818380, 3654683549, 3816120877, 3915783622, 2563198722, 1181149055, 33158084, 3723047845, 3790270906, 3832415204, 2959617497, 372900708, 1286738499, 1932439099, 3677748309, 2454711182, 2757856469, 2134027055, 2780052465, 3190347618, 3758510138, 3626329451, 1120743107, 1623585693, 1389834102, 2719230375, 3038609003, 462617590, 260254189, 3706349764, 2556762744, 2874272296, 2502399286, 4216263978, 2683431180, 2168560535, 3561507175, 668095726, 680412330, 3726693946, 4180630637, 3335170953, 942140968, 2711851085, 2059233412, 4265696278, 3204373534, 232855056, 881788313, 2258252172, 2043595984, 3758795150, Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 39]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 3615341325, 2138837681, 1351208537, 2923692473, 3402482785, 2105383425, 2346772751, 499245323, 3417846006, 2366116814, 2543090583, 1828551634, 3148696244, 3853884867, 1364737681, 2200687771, 2689775688, 232720625, 4071657318, 2671968983, 3531415031, 1212852141, 867923311, 3740109711, 1923146533, 3237071777, 3100729255, 3247856816, 906742566, 4047640575, 4007211572, 3495700105, 1171285262, 2835682655, 1634301229, 3115169925, 2289874706, 2252450179, 944880097, 371933491, 1649074501, 2208617414, 2524305981, 2496569844, 2667037160, 1257550794, 3399219045, 3194894295, 1643249887, 342911473, 891025733, 3146861835, 3789181526, 938847812, 1854580183, 2112653794, 2960702988, 1238603378, 2205280635, 1666784014, 2520274614, 3355493726, 2310872278, 3153920489, 2745882591, 1200203158, 3033612415, 2311650167, 1048129133, 4206710184, 4209176741, 2640950279, 2096382177, 4116899089, 3631017851, 4104488173, 1857650503, 3801102932, 445806934, 3055654640, 897898279, 3234007399, 1325494930, 2982247189, 1619020475, 2720040856, 885096170, 3485255499, 2983202469, 3891011124, 546522756, 1524439205, 2644317889, 2170076800, 2969618716, 961183518, 1081831074, 1037015347, 3289016286, 2331748669, 620887395, 303042654, 3990027945, 1562756376, 3413341792, 2059647769, 2823844432, 674595301, 2457639984, 4076754716, 2447737904, 1583323324, 625627134, 3076006391, 345777990, 1684954145, 879227329, 3436182180, 1522273219, 3802543817, 1456017040, 1897819847, 2970081129, 1382576028, 3820044861, 1044428167, 612252599, 3340478395, 2150613904, 3397625662, 3573635640, 3432275192 5.6. Systematic indices and other parameters Table 2 below specifies the supported values of K'. The table also specifies for each supported value of K' the systematic index J(K'), the number H(K') of HDPC symbols, the number S(K') of LDPC symbols, and the number W(K') of LT symbols. For each value of K', the corresponding values of S(K') and W(K') are prime numbers. The systematic index J(K') is designed to have the property that the set of source symbol tuples (d[0], a[0], b[0], d1[0], a1[0], b1[0]), ..., (d[K'-1], a[K'-1], b[K'-1], d1[K'-1], a1[K'-1], b1[K'-1]) are such that the L intermediate symbols are uniquely defined, i.e., the matrix A in Figure 6 has full rank and is therefore invertible. +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | K' | J(K') | S(K') | H(K') | W(K') | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 10 | 254 | 7 | 10 | 17 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 12 | 630 | 7 | 10 | 19 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 40]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 18 | 682 | 11 | 10 | 29 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 20 | 293 | 11 | 10 | 31 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 26 | 80 | 11 | 10 | 37 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 30 | 566 | 11 | 10 | 41 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 32 | 860 | 11 | 10 | 43 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 36 | 267 | 11 | 10 | 47 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 42 | 822 | 11 | 10 | 53 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 46 | 506 | 13 | 10 | 59 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 48 | 589 | 13 | 10 | 61 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 49 | 87 | 13 | 10 | 61 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 55 | 520 | 13 | 10 | 67 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 60 | 159 | 13 | 10 | 71 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 62 | 235 | 13 | 10 | 73 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 69 | 157 | 13 | 10 | 79 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 75 | 502 | 17 | 10 | 89 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 84 | 334 | 17 | 10 | 97 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 88 | 583 | 17 | 10 | 101 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 91 | 66 | 17 | 10 | 103 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 95 | 352 | 17 | 10 | 107 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 97 | 365 | 17 | 10 | 109 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 101 | 562 | 17 | 10 | 113 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 114 | 5 | 19 | 10 | 127 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 119 | 603 | 19 | 10 | 131 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 125 | 721 | 19 | 10 | 137 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 41]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 127 | 28 | 19 | 10 | 139 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 138 | 660 | 19 | 10 | 149 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 140 | 829 | 19 | 10 | 151 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 149 | 900 | 23 | 10 | 163 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 153 | 930 | 23 | 10 | 167 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 160 | 814 | 23 | 10 | 173 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 166 | 661 | 23 | 10 | 179 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 168 | 693 | 23 | 10 | 181 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 179 | 780 | 23 | 10 | 191 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 181 | 605 | 23 | 10 | 193 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 185 | 551 | 23 | 10 | 197 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 187 | 777 | 23 | 10 | 199 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 200 | 491 | 23 | 10 | 211 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 213 | 396 | 23 | 10 | 223 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 217 | 764 | 29 | 10 | 233 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 225 | 843 | 29 | 10 | 241 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 236 | 646 | 29 | 10 | 251 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 242 | 557 | 29 | 10 | 257 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 248 | 608 | 29 | 10 | 263 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 257 | 265 | 29 | 10 | 271 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 263 | 505 | 29 | 10 | 277 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 269 | 722 | 29 | 10 | 283 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 280 | 263 | 29 | 10 | 293 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 295 | 999 | 29 | 10 | 307 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 42]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 301 | 874 | 29 | 10 | 313 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 305 | 160 | 29 | 10 | 317 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 324 | 575 | 31 | 10 | 337 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 337 | 210 | 31 | 10 | 349 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 341 | 513 | 31 | 10 | 353 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 347 | 503 | 31 | 10 | 359 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 355 | 558 | 31 | 10 | 367 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 362 | 932 | 31 | 10 | 373 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 368 | 404 | 31 | 10 | 379 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 372 | 520 | 37 | 10 | 389 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 380 | 846 | 37 | 10 | 397 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 385 | 485 | 37 | 10 | 401 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 393 | 728 | 37 | 10 | 409 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 405 | 554 | 37 | 10 | 421 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 418 | 471 | 37 | 10 | 433 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 428 | 641 | 37 | 10 | 443 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 434 | 732 | 37 | 10 | 449 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 447 | 193 | 37 | 10 | 461 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 453 | 934 | 37 | 10 | 467 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 466 | 864 | 37 | 10 | 479 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 478 | 790 | 37 | 10 | 491 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 486 | 912 | 37 | 10 | 499 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 491 | 617 | 37 | 10 | 503 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 497 | 587 | 37 | 10 | 509 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 43]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 511 | 800 | 37 | 10 | 523 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 526 | 923 | 41 | 10 | 541 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 532 | 998 | 41 | 10 | 547 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 542 | 92 | 41 | 10 | 557 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 549 | 497 | 41 | 10 | 563 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 557 | 559 | 41 | 10 | 571 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 563 | 667 | 41 | 10 | 577 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 573 | 912 | 41 | 10 | 587 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 580 | 262 | 41 | 10 | 593 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 588 | 152 | 41 | 10 | 601 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 594 | 526 | 41 | 10 | 607 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 600 | 268 | 41 | 10 | 613 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 606 | 212 | 41 | 10 | 619 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 619 | 45 | 41 | 10 | 631 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 633 | 898 | 43 | 10 | 647 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 640 | 527 | 43 | 10 | 653 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 648 | 558 | 43 | 10 | 661 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 666 | 460 | 47 | 10 | 683 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 675 | 5 | 47 | 10 | 691 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 685 | 895 | 47 | 10 | 701 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 693 | 996 | 47 | 10 | 709 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 703 | 282 | 47 | 10 | 719 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 718 | 513 | 47 | 10 | 733 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 728 | 865 | 47 | 10 | 743 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 44]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 736 | 870 | 47 | 10 | 751 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 747 | 239 | 47 | 10 | 761 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 759 | 452 | 47 | 10 | 773 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 778 | 862 | 53 | 10 | 797 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 792 | 852 | 53 | 10 | 811 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 802 | 643 | 53 | 10 | 821 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 811 | 543 | 53 | 10 | 829 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 821 | 447 | 53 | 10 | 839 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 835 | 321 | 53 | 10 | 853 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 845 | 287 | 53 | 10 | 863 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 860 | 12 | 53 | 10 | 877 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 870 | 251 | 53 | 10 | 887 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 891 | 30 | 53 | 10 | 907 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 903 | 621 | 53 | 10 | 919 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 913 | 555 | 53 | 10 | 929 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 926 | 127 | 53 | 10 | 941 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 938 | 400 | 53 | 10 | 953 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 950 | 91 | 59 | 10 | 971 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 963 | 916 | 59 | 10 | 983 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 977 | 935 | 59 | 10 | 997 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 989 | 691 | 59 | 10 | 1009 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1002 | 299 | 59 | 10 | 1021 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1020 | 282 | 59 | 10 | 1039 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1032 | 824 | 59 | 10 | 1051 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 45]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 1050 | 536 | 59 | 11 | 1069 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1074 | 596 | 59 | 11 | 1093 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1085 | 28 | 59 | 11 | 1103 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1099 | 947 | 59 | 11 | 1117 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1111 | 162 | 59 | 11 | 1129 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1136 | 536 | 59 | 11 | 1153 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1152 | 1000 | 61 | 11 | 1171 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1169 | 251 | 61 | 11 | 1187 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1183 | 673 | 61 | 11 | 1201 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1205 | 559 | 61 | 11 | 1223 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1220 | 923 | 61 | 11 | 1237 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1236 | 81 | 67 | 11 | 1259 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1255 | 478 | 67 | 11 | 1277 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1269 | 198 | 67 | 11 | 1291 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1285 | 137 | 67 | 11 | 1307 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1306 | 75 | 67 | 11 | 1327 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1347 | 29 | 67 | 11 | 1367 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1361 | 231 | 67 | 11 | 1381 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1389 | 532 | 67 | 11 | 1409 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1404 | 58 | 67 | 11 | 1423 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1420 | 60 | 67 | 11 | 1439 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1436 | 964 | 71 | 11 | 1459 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1461 | 624 | 71 | 11 | 1483 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1477 | 502 | 71 | 11 | 1499 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 46]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1502 | 636 | 71 | 11 | 1523 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1522 | 986 | 71 | 11 | 1543 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1539 | 950 | 71 | 11 | 1559 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1561 | 735 | 73 | 11 | 1583 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1579 | 866 | 73 | 11 | 1601 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1600 | 203 | 73 | 11 | 1621 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1616 | 83 | 73 | 11 | 1637 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1649 | 14 | 73 | 11 | 1669 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1673 | 522 | 79 | 11 | 1699 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1698 | 226 | 79 | 11 | 1723 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1716 | 282 | 79 | 11 | 1741 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1734 | 88 | 79 | 11 | 1759 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1759 | 636 | 79 | 11 | 1783 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1777 | 860 | 79 | 11 | 1801 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1800 | 324 | 79 | 11 | 1823 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1824 | 424 | 79 | 11 | 1847 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1844 | 999 | 79 | 11 | 1867 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1863 | 682 | 83 | 11 | 1889 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1887 | 814 | 83 | 11 | 1913 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1906 | 979 | 83 | 11 | 1931 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1926 | 538 | 83 | 11 | 1951 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1954 | 278 | 83 | 11 | 1979 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 1979 | 580 | 83 | 11 | 2003 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2005 | 773 | 83 | 11 | 2029 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 47]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 2040 | 911 | 89 | 11 | 2069 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2070 | 506 | 89 | 11 | 2099 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2103 | 628 | 89 | 11 | 2131 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2125 | 282 | 89 | 11 | 2153 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2152 | 309 | 89 | 11 | 2179 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2195 | 858 | 89 | 11 | 2221 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2217 | 442 | 89 | 11 | 2243 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2247 | 654 | 89 | 11 | 2273 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2278 | 82 | 97 | 11 | 2311 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2315 | 428 | 97 | 11 | 2347 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2339 | 442 | 97 | 11 | 2371 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2367 | 283 | 97 | 11 | 2399 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2392 | 538 | 97 | 11 | 2423 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2416 | 189 | 97 | 11 | 2447 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2447 | 438 | 97 | 11 | 2477 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2473 | 912 | 97 | 11 | 2503 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2502 | 1 | 97 | 11 | 2531 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2528 | 167 | 97 | 11 | 2557 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2565 | 272 | 97 | 11 | 2593 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2601 | 209 | 101 | 11 | 2633 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2640 | 927 | 101 | 11 | 2671 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2668 | 386 | 101 | 11 | 2699 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2701 | 653 | 101 | 11 | 2731 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2737 | 669 | 101 | 11 | 2767 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 48]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2772 | 431 | 101 | 11 | 2801 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2802 | 793 | 103 | 11 | 2833 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2831 | 588 | 103 | 11 | 2861 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2875 | 777 | 107 | 11 | 2909 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2906 | 939 | 107 | 11 | 2939 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2938 | 864 | 107 | 11 | 2971 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 2979 | 627 | 107 | 11 | 3011 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3015 | 265 | 109 | 11 | 3049 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3056 | 976 | 109 | 11 | 3089 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3101 | 988 | 113 | 11 | 3137 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3151 | 507 | 113 | 11 | 3187 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3186 | 640 | 113 | 11 | 3221 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3224 | 15 | 113 | 11 | 3259 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3265 | 667 | 113 | 11 | 3299 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3299 | 24 | 127 | 11 | 3347 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3344 | 877 | 127 | 11 | 3391 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3387 | 240 | 127 | 11 | 3433 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3423 | 720 | 127 | 11 | 3469 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3466 | 93 | 127 | 11 | 3511 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3502 | 919 | 127 | 11 | 3547 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3539 | 635 | 127 | 11 | 3583 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3579 | 174 | 127 | 11 | 3623 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3616 | 647 | 127 | 11 | 3659 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3658 | 820 | 127 | 11 | 3701 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 49]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 3697 | 56 | 127 | 11 | 3739 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3751 | 485 | 127 | 11 | 3793 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3792 | 210 | 127 | 11 | 3833 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3840 | 124 | 127 | 11 | 3881 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3883 | 546 | 127 | 11 | 3923 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3924 | 954 | 131 | 11 | 3967 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 3970 | 262 | 131 | 11 | 4013 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4015 | 927 | 131 | 11 | 4057 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4069 | 957 | 131 | 11 | 4111 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4112 | 726 | 137 | 11 | 4159 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4165 | 583 | 137 | 11 | 4211 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4207 | 782 | 137 | 11 | 4253 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4252 | 37 | 137 | 11 | 4297 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4318 | 758 | 137 | 11 | 4363 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4365 | 777 | 137 | 11 | 4409 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4418 | 104 | 139 | 11 | 4463 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4468 | 476 | 139 | 11 | 4513 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4513 | 113 | 149 | 11 | 4567 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4567 | 313 | 149 | 11 | 4621 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4626 | 102 | 149 | 11 | 4679 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4681 | 501 | 149 | 11 | 4733 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4731 | 332 | 149 | 11 | 4783 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4780 | 786 | 149 | 11 | 4831 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4838 | 99 | 149 | 11 | 4889 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 50]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4901 | 658 | 149 | 11 | 4951 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 4954 | 794 | 149 | 11 | 5003 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5008 | 37 | 151 | 11 | 5059 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5063 | 471 | 151 | 11 | 5113 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5116 | 94 | 157 | 11 | 5171 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5172 | 873 | 157 | 11 | 5227 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5225 | 918 | 157 | 11 | 5279 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5279 | 945 | 157 | 11 | 5333 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5334 | 211 | 157 | 11 | 5387 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5391 | 341 | 157 | 11 | 5443 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5449 | 11 | 163 | 11 | 5507 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5506 | 578 | 163 | 11 | 5563 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5566 | 494 | 163 | 11 | 5623 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5637 | 694 | 163 | 11 | 5693 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5694 | 252 | 163 | 11 | 5749 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5763 | 451 | 167 | 11 | 5821 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5823 | 83 | 167 | 11 | 5881 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5896 | 689 | 167 | 11 | 5953 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 5975 | 488 | 173 | 11 | 6037 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6039 | 214 | 173 | 11 | 6101 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6102 | 17 | 173 | 11 | 6163 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6169 | 469 | 173 | 11 | 6229 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6233 | 263 | 179 | 11 | 6299 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6296 | 309 | 179 | 11 | 6361 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 51]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 6363 | 984 | 179 | 11 | 6427 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6427 | 123 | 179 | 11 | 6491 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6518 | 360 | 179 | 11 | 6581 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6589 | 863 | 181 | 11 | 6653 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6655 | 122 | 181 | 11 | 6719 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6730 | 522 | 191 | 11 | 6803 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6799 | 539 | 191 | 11 | 6871 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6878 | 181 | 191 | 11 | 6949 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 6956 | 64 | 191 | 11 | 7027 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7033 | 387 | 191 | 11 | 7103 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7108 | 967 | 191 | 11 | 7177 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7185 | 843 | 191 | 11 | 7253 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7281 | 999 | 193 | 11 | 7351 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7360 | 76 | 197 | 11 | 7433 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7445 | 142 | 197 | 11 | 7517 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7520 | 599 | 197 | 11 | 7591 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7596 | 576 | 199 | 11 | 7669 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7675 | 176 | 211 | 11 | 7759 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7770 | 392 | 211 | 11 | 7853 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7855 | 332 | 211 | 11 | 7937 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 7935 | 291 | 211 | 11 | 8017 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8030 | 913 | 211 | 11 | 8111 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8111 | 608 | 211 | 11 | 8191 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8194 | 212 | 211 | 11 | 8273 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 52]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8290 | 696 | 211 | 11 | 8369 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8377 | 931 | 223 | 11 | 8467 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8474 | 326 | 223 | 11 | 8563 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8559 | 228 | 223 | 11 | 8647 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8654 | 706 | 223 | 11 | 8741 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8744 | 144 | 223 | 11 | 8831 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8837 | 83 | 223 | 11 | 8923 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 8928 | 743 | 223 | 11 | 9013 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9019 | 187 | 223 | 11 | 9103 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9111 | 654 | 227 | 11 | 9199 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9206 | 359 | 227 | 11 | 9293 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9303 | 493 | 229 | 11 | 9391 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9400 | 369 | 233 | 11 | 9491 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9497 | 981 | 233 | 11 | 9587 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9601 | 276 | 239 | 11 | 9697 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9708 | 647 | 239 | 11 | 9803 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9813 | 389 | 239 | 11 | 9907 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 9916 | 80 | 239 | 11 | 10009 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 10017 | 396 | 241 | 11 | 10111 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 10120 | 580 | 251 | 11 | 10223 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 10241 | 873 | 251 | 11 | 10343 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 10351 | 15 | 251 | 11 | 10453 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 10458 | 976 | 251 | 11 | 10559 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 10567 | 584 | 251 | 11 | 10667 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 53]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 10676 | 267 | 257 | 11 | 10781 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 10787 | 876 | 257 | 11 | 10891 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 10899 | 642 | 257 | 12 | 11003 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 11015 | 794 | 257 | 12 | 11119 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 11130 | 78 | 263 | 12 | 11239 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 11245 | 736 | 263 | 12 | 11353 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 11358 | 882 | 269 | 12 | 11471 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 11475 | 251 | 269 | 12 | 11587 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 11590 | 434 | 269 | 12 | 11701 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 11711 | 204 | 269 | 12 | 11821 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 11829 | 256 | 271 | 12 | 11941 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 11956 | 106 | 277 | 12 | 12073 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 12087 | 375 | 277 | 12 | 12203 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 12208 | 148 | 277 | 12 | 12323 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 12333 | 496 | 281 | 12 | 12451 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 12460 | 88 | 281 | 12 | 12577 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 12593 | 826 | 293 | 12 | 12721 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 12726 | 71 | 293 | 12 | 12853 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 12857 | 925 | 293 | 12 | 12983 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 13002 | 760 | 293 | 12 | 13127 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 13143 | 130 | 293 | 12 | 13267 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 13284 | 641 | 307 | 12 | 13421 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 13417 | 400 | 307 | 12 | 13553 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 13558 | 480 | 307 | 12 | 13693 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 54]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 13695 | 76 | 307 | 12 | 13829 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 13833 | 665 | 307 | 12 | 13967 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 13974 | 910 | 307 | 12 | 14107 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 14115 | 467 | 311 | 12 | 14251 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 14272 | 964 | 311 | 12 | 14407 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 14415 | 625 | 313 | 12 | 14551 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 14560 | 362 | 317 | 12 | 14699 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 14713 | 759 | 317 | 12 | 14851 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 14862 | 728 | 331 | 12 | 15013 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 15011 | 343 | 331 | 12 | 15161 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 15170 | 113 | 331 | 12 | 15319 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 15325 | 137 | 331 | 12 | 15473 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 15496 | 308 | 331 | 12 | 15643 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 15651 | 800 | 337 | 12 | 15803 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 15808 | 177 | 337 | 12 | 15959 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 15977 | 961 | 337 | 12 | 16127 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 16161 | 958 | 347 | 12 | 16319 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 16336 | 72 | 347 | 12 | 16493 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 16505 | 732 | 347 | 12 | 16661 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 16674 | 145 | 349 | 12 | 16831 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 16851 | 577 | 353 | 12 | 17011 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 17024 | 305 | 353 | 12 | 17183 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 17195 | 50 | 359 | 12 | 17359 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 17376 | 351 | 359 | 12 | 17539 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 55]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 17559 | 175 | 367 | 12 | 17729 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 17742 | 727 | 367 | 12 | 17911 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 17929 | 902 | 367 | 12 | 18097 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 18116 | 409 | 373 | 12 | 18289 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 18309 | 776 | 373 | 12 | 18481 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 18503 | 586 | 379 | 12 | 18679 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 18694 | 451 | 379 | 12 | 18869 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 18909 | 287 | 383 | 12 | 19087 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 19126 | 246 | 389 | 12 | 19309 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 19325 | 222 | 389 | 12 | 19507 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 19539 | 563 | 397 | 12 | 19727 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 19740 | 839 | 397 | 12 | 19927 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 19939 | 897 | 401 | 12 | 20129 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 20152 | 409 | 401 | 12 | 20341 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 20355 | 618 | 409 | 12 | 20551 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 20564 | 439 | 409 | 12 | 20759 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 20778 | 95 | 419 | 13 | 20983 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 20988 | 448 | 419 | 13 | 21191 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 21199 | 133 | 419 | 13 | 21401 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 21412 | 938 | 419 | 13 | 21613 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 21629 | 423 | 431 | 13 | 21841 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 21852 | 90 | 431 | 13 | 22063 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 22073 | 640 | 431 | 13 | 22283 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 22301 | 922 | 433 | 13 | 22511 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 56]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 22536 | 250 | 439 | 13 | 22751 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 22779 | 367 | 439 | 13 | 22993 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 23010 | 447 | 443 | 13 | 23227 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 23252 | 559 | 449 | 13 | 23473 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 23491 | 121 | 457 | 13 | 23719 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 23730 | 623 | 457 | 13 | 23957 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 23971 | 450 | 457 | 13 | 24197 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 24215 | 253 | 461 | 13 | 24443 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 24476 | 106 | 467 | 13 | 24709 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 24721 | 863 | 467 | 13 | 24953 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 24976 | 148 | 479 | 13 | 25219 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 25230 | 427 | 479 | 13 | 25471 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 25493 | 138 | 479 | 13 | 25733 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 25756 | 794 | 487 | 13 | 26003 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 26022 | 247 | 487 | 13 | 26267 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 26291 | 562 | 491 | 13 | 26539 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 26566 | 53 | 499 | 13 | 26821 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 26838 | 135 | 499 | 13 | 27091 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 27111 | 21 | 503 | 13 | 27367 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 27392 | 201 | 509 | 13 | 27653 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 27682 | 169 | 521 | 13 | 27953 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 27959 | 70 | 521 | 13 | 28229 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 28248 | 386 | 521 | 13 | 28517 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 28548 | 226 | 523 | 13 | 28817 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 57]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 28845 | 3 | 541 | 13 | 29131 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 29138 | 769 | 541 | 13 | 29423 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 29434 | 590 | 541 | 13 | 29717 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 29731 | 672 | 541 | 13 | 30013 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 30037 | 713 | 547 | 13 | 30323 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 30346 | 967 | 547 | 13 | 30631 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 30654 | 368 | 557 | 14 | 30949 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 30974 | 348 | 557 | 14 | 31267 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 31285 | 119 | 563 | 14 | 31583 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 31605 | 503 | 569 | 14 | 31907 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 31948 | 181 | 571 | 14 | 32251 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 32272 | 394 | 577 | 14 | 32579 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 32601 | 189 | 587 | 14 | 32917 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 32932 | 210 | 587 | 14 | 33247 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 33282 | 62 | 593 | 14 | 33601 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 33623 | 273 | 593 | 14 | 33941 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 33961 | 554 | 599 | 14 | 34283 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 34302 | 936 | 607 | 14 | 34631 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 34654 | 483 | 607 | 14 | 34981 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 35031 | 397 | 613 | 14 | 35363 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 35395 | 241 | 619 | 14 | 35731 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 35750 | 500 | 631 | 14 | 36097 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 36112 | 12 | 631 | 14 | 36457 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 36479 | 958 | 641 | 14 | 36833 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 58]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 36849 | 524 | 641 | 14 | 37201 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 37227 | 8 | 643 | 14 | 37579 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 37606 | 100 | 653 | 14 | 37967 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 37992 | 339 | 653 | 14 | 38351 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 38385 | 804 | 659 | 14 | 38749 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 38787 | 510 | 673 | 14 | 39163 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 39176 | 18 | 673 | 14 | 39551 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 39576 | 412 | 677 | 14 | 39953 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 39980 | 394 | 683 | 14 | 40361 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 40398 | 830 | 691 | 15 | 40787 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 40816 | 535 | 701 | 15 | 41213 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 41226 | 199 | 701 | 15 | 41621 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 41641 | 27 | 709 | 15 | 42043 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 42067 | 298 | 709 | 15 | 42467 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 42490 | 368 | 719 | 15 | 42899 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 42916 | 755 | 727 | 15 | 43331 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 43388 | 379 | 727 | 15 | 43801 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 43840 | 73 | 733 | 15 | 44257 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 44279 | 387 | 739 | 15 | 44701 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 44729 | 457 | 751 | 15 | 45161 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 45183 | 761 | 751 | 15 | 45613 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 45638 | 855 | 757 | 15 | 46073 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 46104 | 370 | 769 | 15 | 46549 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 46574 | 261 | 769 | 15 | 47017 | Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 59]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 | 47047 | 299 | 787 | 15 | 47507 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 47523 | 920 | 787 | 15 | 47981 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 48007 | 269 | 787 | 15 | 48463 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 48489 | 862 | 797 | 15 | 48953 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 48976 | 349 | 809 | 15 | 49451 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 49470 | 103 | 809 | 15 | 49943 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 49978 | 115 | 821 | 15 | 50461 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 50511 | 93 | 821 | 16 | 50993 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 51017 | 982 | 827 | 16 | 51503 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 51530 | 432 | 839 | 16 | 52027 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 52062 | 340 | 853 | 16 | 52571 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 52586 | 173 | 853 | 16 | 53093 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 53114 | 421 | 857 | 16 | 53623 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 53650 | 330 | 863 | 16 | 54163 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 54188 | 624 | 877 | 16 | 54713 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 54735 | 233 | 877 | 16 | 55259 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 55289 | 362 | 883 | 16 | 55817 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 55843 | 963 | 907 | 16 | 56393 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ | 56403 | 471 | 907 | 16 | 56951 | +-------+-------+-------+-------+-------+ Table 2: Systematic indices and other parameters 5.7. Operating with Octets, Symbols and Matrices 5.7.1. General This remainder of this section describes the arithmetic operations that are used to generate encoding symbols from source symbols and to generate source symbols from encoding symbols. Mathematically, Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 60]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 octets can be thought of as elements of a finite field, i.e., the finite field GF(256) with 256 elements, and thus the addition and multiplication operations and identity elements and inverses over both operations are defined. Matrix operations and symbol operations are defined based on the arithmetic operations on octets. This allows a full implementation of these arithmetic operations without having to understand the underlying mathematics of finite fields. 5.7.2. Arithmetic Operations on Octets Octets are mapped to non-negative integers in the range 0 through 255 in the usual way: A single octet of data from a symbol, B[7],B[6],B[5],B[4],B[3],B[2],B[1],B[0], where B[7] is the highest order bit and B[0] is the lowest order bit, is mapped to the integer i=B[7]*128+B[6]*64+B[5]*32+B[4]*16+B[3]*8+B[2]*4+B[1]*2+B[0]. The addition of two octets u and v defined as the XOR operation, i.e., u + v = u ^ v. Subtraction is defined in the same way, so we also have u - v = u ^ v. The zero element (additive identity) is the octet represented by the integer 0. The additive inverse of u is simply u, i.e., u + u = 0. The multiplication of two octets is defined with the help of two tables OCT_EXP and OCT_LOG, which are given in Section 5.7.3 and Section 5.7.4, respectively. The table OCT_LOG maps octets (other than the zero element) to non-negative integers, and OCT_EXP maps non-negative integers to octets. For two octets u and v, we define u * v = 0, if either u or v are 0, OCT_EXP[OCT_LOG[u] + OCT_LOG[v]] otherwise. Note that the '+' on the right hand side of the above is the usual integer addition, since its arguments are ordinary integers. The division u / v of two octets u and v, and where v != 0, is defined as follows: Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 61]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 u / v = 0, if u == 0, OCT_EXP[OCT_LOG[u] - OCT_LOG[v] + 255] otherwise. The one element (multiplicative identity) is the octet represented by the integer 1. For an octet u that is not the zero element, i.e., the multiplicative inverse of u is OCT_EXP[255 - OCT_LOG[u]]. The octet denoted by alpha is the octet with the integer representation 2. If i is a non-negative integer 0 <= i < 256, we have alpha^^i = OCT_EXP[i]. 5.7.3. The table OCT_EXP The table OCT_EXP contains 510 octets. The indexing starts at 0 and ranges up to 509, and the entries are the octets with the following positive integer representation: 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 29, 58, 116, 232, 205, 135, 19, 38, 76, 152, 45, 90, 180, 117, 234, 201, 143, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 192, 157, 39, 78, 156, 37, 74, 148, 53, 106, 212, 181, 119, 238, 193, 159, 35, 70, 140, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80, 160, 93, 186, 105, 210, 185, 111, 222, 161, 95, 190, 97, 194, 153, 47, 94, 188, 101, 202, 137, 15, 30, 60, 120, 240, 253, 231, 211, 187, 107, 214, 177, 127, 254, 225, 223, 163, 91, 182, 113, 226, 217, 175, 67, 134, 17, 34, 68, 136, 13, 26, 52, 104, 208, 189, 103, 206, 129, 31, 62, 124, 248, 237, 199, 147, 59, 118, 236, 197, 151, 51, 102, 204, 133, 23, 46, 92, 184, 109, 218, 169, 79, 158, 33, 66, 132, 21, 42, 84, 168, 77, 154, 41, 82, 164, 85, 170, 73, 146, 57, 114, 228, 213, 183, 115, 230, 209, 191, 99, 198, 145, 63, 126, 252, 229, 215, 179, 123, 246, 241, 255, 227, 219, 171, 75, 150, 49, 98, 196, 149, 55, 110, 220, 165, 87, 174, 65, 130, 25, 50, 100, 200, 141, 7, 14, 28, 56, 112, 224, 221, 167, 83, 166, 81, 162, 89, 178, 121, 242, 249, 239, 195, 155, 43, 86, 172, 69, 138, 9, 18, 36, 72, 144, 61, 122, 244, 245, 247, 243, 251, 235, 203, 139, 11, 22, 44, 88, 176, 125, 250, 233, 207, 131, 27, 54, 108, 216, 173, 71, 142, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 29, 58, 116, 232, 205, 135, 19, 38, 76, 152, 45, 90, 180, 117, 234, 201, 143, 3, 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 192, 157, 39, 78, 156, 37, 74, 148, 53, 106, 212, 181, 119, 238, 193, 159, 35, 70, 140, 5, 10, 20, 40, 80, 160, 93, 186, 105, 210, 185, 111, 222, 161, 95, 190, 97, 194, 153, 47, 94, 188, 101, 202, 137, 15, 30, 60, 120, 240, 253, 231, 211, 187, 107, 214, 177, 127, 254, 225, 223, 163, 91, 182, 113, 226, 217, 175, 67, 134, 17, 34, 68, 136, 13, 26, Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 62]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 52, 104, 208, 189, 103, 206, 129, 31, 62, 124, 248, 237, 199, 147, 59, 118, 236, 197, 151, 51, 102, 204, 133, 23, 46, 92, 184, 109, 218, 169, 79, 158, 33, 66, 132, 21, 42, 84, 168, 77, 154, 41, 82, 164, 85, 170, 73, 146, 57, 114, 228, 213, 183, 115, 230, 209, 191, 99, 198, 145, 63, 126, 252, 229, 215, 179, 123, 246, 241, 255, 227, 219, 171, 75, 150, 49, 98, 196, 149, 55, 110, 220, 165, 87, 174, 65, 130, 25, 50, 100, 200, 141, 7, 14, 28, 56, 112, 224, 221, 167, 83, 166, 81, 162, 89, 178, 121, 242, 249, 239, 195, 155, 43, 86, 172, 69, 138, 9, 18, 36, 72, 144, 61, 122, 244, 245, 247, 243, 251, 235, 203, 139, 11, 22, 44, 88, 176, 125, 250, 233, 207, 131, 27, 54, 108, 216, 173, 71, 142 5.7.4. The table OCT_LOG The table OCT_LOG contains 255 non-negative integers. The table is indexed by octets interpreted as integers. The octet corresponding to the zero element, which is represented by the integer 0, is excluded as an index, and thus indexing starts at 1 and ranges up to 255, and the entries are the following: 0, 1, 25, 2, 50, 26, 198, 3, 223, 51, 238, 27, 104, 199, 75, 4, 100, 224, 14, 52, 141, 239, 129, 28, 193, 105, 248, 200, 8, 76, 113, 5, 138, 101, 47, 225, 36, 15, 33, 53, 147, 142, 218, 240, 18, 130, 69, 29, 181, 194, 125, 106, 39, 249, 185, 201, 154, 9, 120, 77, 228, 114, 166, 6, 191, 139, 98, 102, 221, 48, 253, 226, 152, 37, 179, 16, 145, 34, 136, 54, 208, 148, 206, 143, 150, 219, 189, 241, 210, 19, 92, 131, 56, 70, 64, 30, 66, 182, 163, 195, 72, 126, 110, 107, 58, 40, 84, 250, 133, 186, 61, 202, 94, 155, 159, 10, 21, 121, 43, 78, 212, 229, 172, 115, 243, 167, 87, 7, 112, 192, 247, 140, 128, 99, 13, 103, 74, 222, 237, 49, 197, 254, 24, 227, 165, 153, 119, 38, 184, 180, 124, 17, 68, 146, 217, 35, 32, 137, 46, 55, 63, 209, 91, 149, 188, 207, 205, 144, 135, 151, 178, 220, 252, 190, 97, 242, 86, 211, 171, 20, 42, 93, 158, 132, 60, 57, 83, 71, 109, 65, 162, 31, 45, 67, 216, 183, 123, 164, 118, 196, 23, 73, 236, 127, 12, 111, 246, 108, 161, 59, 82, 41, 157, 85, 170, 251, 96, 134, 177, 187, 204, 62, 90, 203, 89, 95, 176, 156, 169, 160, 81, 11, 245, 22, 235, 122, 117, 44, 215, 79, 174, 213, 233, 230, 231, 173, 232, 116, 214, 244, 234, 168, 80, 88, 175 5.7.5. Operations on Symbols Operations on symbols have the same semantics as operations on vectors of octets of length T in this specification. Thus, if U and V are two symbols formed by the octets u[0], ..., u[T-1] and v[0], ..., v[T-1], respectively, the sum of symbols U + V is defined to be the component-wise sum of octets, i.e., equal to the symbol D formed by the octets d[0], ..., d[T-1], such that Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 63]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 d[i] = u[i] + v[i], 0 <= i < T. Furthermore, if beta is an octet, the product beta*U is defined to be the symbol D obtained by multiplying each octet of U by beta, i.e., d[i] = beta*u[i], 0 <= i < T. 5.7.6. Operations on Matrices All matrices in this specification have entries that are octets, and thus matrix operations and definitions are defined in terms of the underlying octet arithmetic, e.g., operations on a matrix, matrix rank and matrix inversion. 5.8. Requirements for a Compliant Decoder If a RaptorQ compliant decoder receives a mathematically sufficient set of encoding symbols generated according to the encoder specification in Section 5.3 for reconstruction of a source block then such a decoder SHOULD recover the entire source block. A RaptorQ compliant decoder SHALL have the following recovery properties for source blocks with K' source symbols for all values of K' in Table 2 of Section 5.6. 1. If the decoder receives K' encoding symbols generated according to the encoder specification in Section 5.3 with corresponding ESIs chosen independently and uniformly at random from the range of possible ESIs then on average the decoder will fail to recover the entire source block at most 1 out of 100 times. 2. If the decoder receives K'+1 encoding symbols generated according to the encoder specification in Section 5.3 with corresponding ESIs chosen independently and uniformly at random from the range of possible ESIs then on average the decoder will fail to recover the entire source block at most 1 out of 10,000 times. 3. If the decoder receives K'+2 encoding symbols generated according to the encoder specification in Section 5.3 with corresponding ESIs chosen independently and uniformly at random from the range of possible ESIs then on average the decoder will fail to recover the entire source block at most 1 out of 1,000,000 times. Note that the Example FEC Decoder specified in Section 5.4 fulfills both requirements, i.e. 1. it can reconstruct a source block as long as it receives a mathematically sufficient set of encoding symbols generated Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 64]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 generated according to the encoder specification in Section 5.3; 2. it fulfills the mandatory recovery properties from above. 6. Security Considerations Data delivery can be subject to denial-of-service attacks by attackers which send corrupted packets that are accepted as legitimate by receivers. This is particularly a concern for multicast delivery because a corrupted packet may be injected into the session close to the root of the multicast tree, in which case the corrupted packet will arrive at many receivers. This is particularly a concern when the code described in this document is used because the use of even one corrupted packet containing encoding data may result in the decoding of an object that is completely corrupted and unusable. It is thus RECOMMENDED that source authentication and integrity checking are applied to decoded objects before delivering objects to an application. For example, a SHA-1 hash [SHA1] of an object may be appended before transmission, and the SHA-1 hash is computed and checked after the object is decoded but before it is delivered to an application. Source authentication SHOULD be provided, for example by including a digital signature verifiable by the receiver computed on top of the hash value. It is also RECOMMENDED that a packet authentication protocol such as TESLA [RFC4082] be used to detect and discard corrupted packets upon arrival. This method may also be used to provide source authentication. Furthermore, it is RECOMMENDED that Reverse Path Forwarding checks be enabled in all network routers and switches along the path from the sender to receivers to limit the possibility of a bad agent successfully injecting a corrupted packet into the multicast tree data path. Another security concern is that some FEC information may be obtained by receivers out-of-band in a session description, and if the session description is forged or corrupted then the receivers will not use the correct protocol for decoding content from received packets. To avoid these problems, it is RECOMMENDED that measures be taken to prevent receivers from accepting incorrect session descriptions, e.g., by using source authentication to ensure that receivers only accept legitimate session descriptions from authorized senders. 7. IANA Considerations Values of FEC Encoding IDs and FEC Instance IDs are subject to IANA registration. For general guidelines on IANA considerations as they apply to this document, see [RFC5052]. This document assigns the Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 65]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 Fully-Specified FEC Encoding ID 6 (tbc) under the ietf:rmt:fec: encoding name-space to "RaptorQ Code". 8. Acknowledgements Thanks are due to Ranganathan (Ranga) Krishnan. Ranga Krishnan has been very supportive in finding and resolving implementation details and in finding the systematic indices. In addition, Habeeb Mohiuddin Mohammed and Antonios Pitarokoilis, both from the Munich University of Technology (TUM) and Alan Shinsato have done two independent implementations of the RaptorQ encoder/decoder that have helped to clarify and to resolve issues with this specification. 9. References 9.1. Normative references [RFC2119] Bradner, S., "Key words for use in RFCs to Indicate Requirement Levels", BCP 14, RFC 2119, March 1997. [RFC4082] Perrig, A., Song, D., Canetti, R., Tygar, J., and B. Briscoe, "Timed Efficient Stream Loss-Tolerant Authentication (TESLA): Multicast Source Authentication Transform Introduction", RFC 4082, June 2005. [SHA1] "Secure Hash Standard", Federal Information Processing Standards Publication (FIPS PUB) 180-1, April 2005. [RFC5052] Watson, M., Luby, M., and L. Vicisano, "Forward Error Correction (FEC) Building Block", RFC 5052, August 2007. 9.2. Informative references [RFC3453] Luby, M., Vicisano, L., Gemmell, J., Rizzo, L., Handley, M., and J. Crowcroft, "The Use of Forward Error Correction (FEC) in Reliable Multicast", RFC 3453, December 2002. [RFC5053] Luby, M., Shokrollahi, A., Watson, M., and T. Stockhammer, "Raptor Forward Error Correction Scheme for Object Delivery", RFC 5053, October 2007. Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 66]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 Authors' Addresses Michael Luby Qualcomm Incorporated 3165 Kifer Road Santa Clara, CA 95051 U.S.A. Email: luby@qualcomm.com Amin Shokrollahi EPFL Laboratoire d'algorithmique EPFL Station 14 Batiment BC Lausanne 1015 Switzerland Email: amin.shokrollahi@epfl.ch Mark Watson Qualcomm Incorporated 3165 Kifer Road Santa Clara, CA 95051 U.S.A. Email: watson@qualcomm.com Thomas Stockhammer Nomor Research Brecherspitzstrasse 8 Munich 81541 Germany Email: stockhammer@nomor.de Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 67]

Internet-Draft RaptorQ FEC Scheme August 2010 Lorenz Minder Qualcomm Incorporated 3165 Kifer Road Santa Clara, CA 95051 U.S.A. Email: lminder@qualcomm.com Luby, et al. Expires February 25, 2011 [Page 68]