CODING OPTIONS FOR THE DEGRADED OPTICAL PPM CHANNEL.

J. W. Modestino, G. Bechtel

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Abstract

The authors consider corresponding coding options for the degraded PPM channel operating in the presence of dark current but no thermal noise. Coding options studied include use of non-binary Reed-Solomon (RS) codes operating in an errors-erasures mode as well as non-binary convolutional codes utilizing Viterbi maximum likelihood (ML) decoding. They also describe the performance and complexity of a novel concatenated coding scheme employing non-binary convolutional inner codes and RS outer codes. The results provide a first step in providing an assessment of coding options for the more general optical PPM channel which includes background thermal noise as well as dark current.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE Military Communications Conference
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherIEEE
Pages241-247
Number of pages7
Volume2
StatePublished - Dec 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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