The invention relates to a concatenated Reed-Solomon/convolutional encoding system consisting of a Reed-Solomon outer code and a convolutional inner code for downlink telemetry in space missions, and more particularly to a Reed-Solomon encoder with programmable interleaving of the information symbols and code correction symbols to combat error bursts in the Viterbi decoder.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Report
- Pub Date:
- March 1990
- Chips (Memory Devices);
- Data Transmission;
- Very Large Scale Integration;
- Space Communications, Spacecraft Communications, Command and Tracking