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An implementation of Elias coding for input-restricted channels

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1 Author(s)
Arikan, E. ; Dept. of Electr. Eng., Bilkent Univ., Ankara, Turkey

An implementation of Elias coding for input-restricted channels is presented and analyzed. This is a variable-to-fixed length coding method that uses finite-precision arithmetic and can work at rates arbitrarily close to channel capacity as the precision is increased. The method offers a favorable tradeoff between complexity and coding efficiency. For example, in experiments with the runlength constrained channel, a coding efficiency of 0.9977 is observed, which is significantly better than what is achievable by other known methods of comparable complexity

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Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:36 ,  Issue: 1 )