Error correction coding for a meteor burst channel Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper deals with the benefits of using error correction in a meteor burst communication system. First, bounds on the capacity of the channel are derived for both a constant SNR model and a time-varying SNR model. These bounds show that there is a significant throughput improvement to be gained by using forward error correction. Two methods are given for determining the performance of an MB system when packets of information are encoded with an (n, k) linear block code. Numerical results are generated using high rate BCH codes, and it is found that about 25% improvement over uncoded systems can be obtained by choosing the code rate properly. In addition, some suggestions for techniques that will provide even further improvement are given. 1990 IEEE

published proceedings

  • IEEE Transactions on Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Miller, S. L., & Milstein, L. B.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Miller, SL||Milstein, LB

publication date

  • January 1990