This introductory text presents material not available elsewhere on the relationship between distance properties and code capabilities and analyzes the trade-off between error detection and error correction. Communication, data communication, and defense engineers will master error control techniques with the help of clear explanations of theory and practical examples. A discussion of linear algebra as the basis for block codes is supported by a complete appendix. Youll find tabulations of Reed-Solomon codes and Bose-Chaudhuri-Hocquenghem codes, as well as detailed discussions of convolutional codes and Burst-correcting techniques.
Contents: Introduction and Overview. Communication Theory Considerations. Introduction to Parity - Check Codes. Introduction to Matrices. Abstract Algebra and Cyclic Codes. Bose-Chaudhuri-Hoczuenghem, and Solomon-Reed Codes. Convolutional Codes and Encoding. Threshold Decoding. The Viterbi Decoding Algorithm. Sequential Decoding. Coding to Combat Impulse Noise. Applications and Trade-Off Analysis. References. Problems. Index.