A Caltech Library Service

Systematic Error-Correcting Codes for Rank Modulation

Zhou, Hongchao and Jiang, Anxiao (Andrew) and Bruck, Jehoshua (2011) Systematic Error-Correcting Codes for Rank Modulation. , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

PDF - Submitted Version
See Usage Policy.


Use this Persistent URL to link to this item:


The rank modulation scheme has been proposed recently for efficiently writing and storing data in nonvolatile memories. Error-correcting codes are very important for rank modulation; however, existing results have bee limited. In this work, we explore a new approach, systematic error-correcting codes for rank modulation. Systematic codes have the benefits of enabling efficient information retrieval and potentially supporting more efficient encoding and decoding procedures. We study systematic codes for rank modulation equipped with the Kendall’s τ-distance. We present (k + 2, k) systematic codes for correcting one error, which have optimal rates unless perfect codes exist. We also study the design of multi-error-correcting codes, and prove that for any 2 ≤ k < n, there always exists an (n,k) systematic code of minimum distance n − k. Furthermore, we prove that for rank modulation, systematic codes achieve the same capacity as general error-correcting codes.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Related URLs:
URLURL TypeDescription Report
Group:Parallel and Distributed Systems Group
Other Numbering System:
Other Numbering System NameOther Numbering System ID
Record Number:CaltechPARADISE:2011.ETR112
Persistent URL:
Usage Policy:You are granted permission for individual, educational, research and non-commercial reproduction, distribution, display and performance of this work in any format.
ID Code:26143
Deposited By: Imported from CaltechPARADISE
Deposited On:14 Jul 2011
Last Modified:04 Feb 2015 04:30

Repository Staff Only: item control page