Definitions for "Reed-Solomon Code"
Keywords:  cdpd, solomon, algebraic, burst, error
An error correction code that uses algebraic principles to compensate for the types of errors that commonly occur with compact disc data. The Reed-Solomon Code is incorporated in the CIRC error correction region on compact discs.
A forward error correcting code used in Cellular Digital Packet Data (CDPD).
Byte-structured parity format that cycles data multiple times through a mathematical transformation in order to increase its effectiveness, often used with optical and magnetic computer media for error detection and/or correction. The algebraic code belongs to the class of BCH (Bose-Chaudry-Hocquehen) multiple burst correcting cyclic codes. Method published in 1960 by Irving S. Reed and Gustave Solomon, staff members of MIT's Lincoln Laboratory.