Accession Number:

AD0691027

Title:

RUN LENGTH SYNCHRONIZATION TECHNIQUES

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MITRE CORP BEDFORD MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

An important aspect of digital communications is the problem of determining efficient methods for acquiring block synchronization. In this paper we consider a sync technique based on the recognition of successive error- free digits from a known sequence. The analysis of this technique draws from the theory of success runs. This theory is reviewed, and a simple recurrence relation is developed for computing the probability of the first occurrence of an error-free run of r digits in a binary sequence corrupted by noise. This relation is then applied to the analysis of the sync process, which utilizes an N-digit sync sequence as prefix to the data blocks. The results of this study show that this technique is a practical method for acquiring block synchronization.

Subject Categories:

  • Cybernetics
  • Non-Radio Communications

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE