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Coding protection for magnetic tapes: A generalization of the Patel - Hong code (Corresp.)

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Patel and Hong have constructed a code that can correct any track error or two track erasures in a 9 -track magnetic tape. Here the construction is extended to a code that can correct a track error and a track erasure or three track erasures. A generalization is given.

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 5 )