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Coding protection for magnetic tapes: A generalization of the Patel-Hong code

Blaum, Mario and McEliece, Robert J. (1985) Coding protection for magnetic tapes: A generalization of the Patel-Hong code. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, 31 (5). pp. 690-693. ISSN 0018-9448. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:BLAieeetit85

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Abstract

Patel and Hong have constructed a code that can correct any track error or two track erasures in a 9-track magnetic tape. Here the construction is extended to a code that can correct a track error and a track erasure or three track erasures. A generalization is given.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1985 IEEE. Reprinted with permission. Manuscript received May 23, 1984; revised September 18, 1984. This work was supported by a grant from IBM. The material in this correspondence was presented at the IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory, Brighton, England, June 23-28, 1985.
Subject Keywords:Error-correction coding, Magnetic tape recording
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