Redundant multi-track (d, k) codes

Edward K. Orcutt, Michael W. Marcellin

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2 Scopus citations


Multi-track run-length-limited (d, k) modulation codes were recently introduced as a method to increase storage densities in magnetic and optical recording systems. These codes are a generalization of the usual run-length-limited (d,k) codes and provide for increased storage density by relaxing the k-constraint and encoding multiple tracks in parallel. Previously, n-track (d, k) codes used all n tracks to satisfy the k constraint causing synchronization to be completely intolerant of faulty tracks. In this paper, we present multi-track (d, k) codes which allow for r faulty tracks by mandating that all subsets of n - r tracks satisfy the (relaxed version of the) k constraint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGLOBECOM 1992 - Communication for Global Users
Subtitle of host publicationIEEE Global Telecommunications Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)0780306082, 9780780306080
StatePublished - 1992
Event1992 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference: Communication for Global Users, GLOBECOM 1992 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Dec 6 1992Dec 9 1992

Publication series

NameGLOBECOM 1992 - Communication for Global Users: IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference


Conference1992 IEEE Global Telecommunications Conference: Communication for Global Users, GLOBECOM 1992
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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