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The Engineer’s Error Coding Handbook

  • A. D. Houghton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Error detection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-6
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      Pages 12-24
  3. Error correction, an introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
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      Pages 27-34
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      Pages 35-43
  4. Time domain Reed-Solomon coding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
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      Pages 47-61
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      Pages 62-73
  5. Frequency domain Reed-Solomon coding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. A. D. Houghton
      Pages 77-103
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      Pages 104-112
  6. Packaging the data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
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      Pages 121-134
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  7. Practical considerations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
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  8. Exercises

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 212-253

About this book

Introduction

Error coding is a fascinating subject as much, if not more so, as it is an indispensable part of modem engineering systems. Unfortunately, in a bid to remain general and to create a solid foundation upon which to build, many books on this subject are out of the reach of those with more engineering-based, or non-mathematical backgrounds. This is a pity because in many cases the maths is tractable with few and simple rules. If we are content to believe that it works, and let others worry about the deeper mysteries of how or why, then with a little practice the design and implementation of practical error coding systems becomes straightforward. In this text I have attempted to reveal the useful kernel of the subject, removing the shell of terms and proofs that usually surrounds it. Being somewhat empirical in nature ( an empiricist), and occasionally heard to quote the adage, 'if it works twice it's a law', my explanations take this form. For many, including myself, abstract ideas are often better grasped by practical illustration than from yards of theory.

Keywords

Hardware Interleaving Software Symbol communication computer

Authors and affiliations

  • A. D. Houghton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronic and Electrical EngineeringThe University of SheffieldSheffieldUK

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