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Selection of a forward error correcting code for the data communication radio link of the Advanced Train Control System

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1 Author(s)
Ayers, R.G. ; Arinc Res. Corp., Annapolis, MD, USA

A method for selecting a forward error correcting (FEC) code for the Advanced Train Control System (ATCS) radio data link is described. The application of the ATCS and the performance issues involved in selecting a code are detailed. On the basis of the data, the ATCS Communications Component Specification Drafting Committee chose the Reed-Solomon 2 code as the FEC code for ATCS. This choice was based on best overall performance in providing throughput and good performance relative to other codes on other metrics

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Vehicular Technology, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:38 ,  Issue: 4 )