Interlacing in sequential systems
Miller, Bowman Markle
Pfeiffer, Paul E.
Master of Science
The application of a bit interlacing or time-spread coding to a class of convolutional codes is considered. Investigation is made into the bit spread distances required to facilitate the decoding of various maximum burst length errors. Results of a simulation, obtained using an I.B.M. 7040 digital computer, are presented. The channel model used in the simulation is one derived from the binary symmetric channel, but which provides for the generation of bursts of errors. The error burst lengths are uniformly distributed from one to a variable maximum burst length.