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Calculation of the number of bits required for the estimation of the bit error ratio
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Paper 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.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9286, Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics, 928607 (22 August 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2063640
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Álvaro J. Almeida, Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Nuno A. Silva, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Nelson J. Muga, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)
Paulo S. André, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal)
Armando N. Pinto, Instituto de Telecomunicações (Portugal)
Univ. de Aveiro (Portugal)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9286:
Second International Conference on Applications of Optics and Photonics
Manuel Filipe P. C. Martins Costa; Rogério Nunes Nogueira, Editor(s)

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