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Data Block Error Correction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000066313D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Alspaugh, GR OHara, FP [+details]

Abstract

The bit error rates of classical telecommunications networks are typically better than 10/-5/ and are controllable. When a block of data is received with errors, the receiving unit in such a system will make a request to the transmitter to retransmit that block of data. The receiving unit does not retain any portion of the erroneous block of data because of the high probability of a successful transmission on the second attempt. Accordingly, the number of attempts needed to successfully transmit the data is low.