Institute for Telecommunication Sciences
the research laboratory of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration

William J. Hartman

Abstract: The problem of counting the occurrences of bit errors, block errors, bit additions or deletions and block additions or deletions is considered. A general method is developed for counting such occurrences for cases when the occurrences are not excessive. The definition of excessive varies with the amount of correlation in the transmitted data. Modifications of the general method are given for various cases of blocked data, with or without accompanying block identification, and for the special case when the transmitted data can be selected.

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