22 August 2014 Calculation of the number of bits required for the estimation of the bit error ratio
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Proceedings Volume 9286, Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics; 928607 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2063640
Event: Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 2014, Aveiro, Portugal
Abstract
We present a calculation of the required number of bits to be received in a system of communications in order to achieve a given level of confidence. The calculation assumes a binomial distribution function for the errors. The function is numerically evaluated and the results are compared with the ones obtained from Poissonian and Gaussian approximations. The performance in terms of the signal-to-noise ratio is also studied. We conclude that for higher number of errors in detection the use of approximations allows faster and more efficient calculations, without loss of accuracy.
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Álvaro J. Almeida, Nuno A. Silva, Nelson J. Muga, Paulo S. André, Armando N. Pinto, "Calculation of the number of bits required for the estimation of the bit error ratio", Proc. SPIE 9286, Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 928607 (22 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063640; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2063640
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