Error bursts in transmission channels

Arjeh M. Cohen
Kruislaan 413
1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Leendert J. van Gastel
Kruislaan 413
1098 SJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Annelies Jacobs
PTT Research
Neher Laboratory
St. Paulusstraat 4
2264 XZ Leidschendam, The Ntherlands

Keywords: data transmission, error bursts, Markov models, recurrence relations


A Markov model due to Gilbert and Elliott is used for describing error bursts in transmission channels. We compute several quality measures of the CCITT for digital transmission in terms of the parameters of the Markov model. Computer algebra turns out to be useful for manipulation of large formulae, for Taylor expansion and for handling special functions.

Computer Algebra in Industry Edited by A.M. Cohen © 1993 John Wiley & Sons Ltd

Reproduced by permission of John Wiley & Sons Ltd, 1995

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