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Volume 20, Number 2, Page 168 (1976)
Nontopical Issue
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Error Correcting Codes for Satellite Communication Channels

by C.-L. Chen, R. A. Rutledge
This paper addresses the problem of efficient forward error correction on differentially encoded, quadriphase-shift-keying (DQPSK) channels. The approach is to design codes to correct the most probable error patterns. First the probability distribution of error patterns is derived. Then a class of convolutional codes that correct any single two-bit error is described. Finally a threshold decodable code that corrects all single, and many double, two-bit errors is presented.
Related Subjects: Codes and coding; Mathematics; Space-related technology