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Word and frame synchronization with verification for PPM optical communicationsA method for obtaining word and frame synchronization in pulse position modulated optical communication systems is described. The method uses a short sync sequence inserted at the beginning of each data frame and a verification procedure to distinguish between inserted and randomly occurring sequences at the receiver. This results in an easy to implement sync system which provides reliable synchronization even at high symbol error rates. Results are given for the application of this approach to a highly energy efficient 256-ary PPM test system.
Marshall, William K. (California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, United States)
August 13, 2013
January 1, 1986