RFC 5510

Reed-Solomon Forward Error Correction (FEC) Schemes, April 2009

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https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc5510.txt
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Status:
PROPOSED STANDARD
Authors:
J. Lacan
V. Roca
J. Peltotalo
S. Peltotalo
Stream:
IETF
Source:
rmt (tsv)

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC5510

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Abstract

This document describes a Fully-Specified Forward Error Correction (FEC) Scheme for the Reed-Solomon FEC codes over GF(2^^m), where m is in {2..16}, and its application to the reliable delivery of data objects on the packet erasure channel (i.e., a communication path where packets are either received without any corruption or discarded during transmission). This document also describes a Fully-Specified FEC Scheme for the special case of Reed-Solomon codes over GF(2^^8) when there is no encoding symbol group. Finally, in the context of the Under-Specified Small Block Systematic FEC Scheme (FEC Encoding ID 129), this document assigns an FEC Instance ID to the special case of Reed-Solomon codes over GF(2^^8). Reed-Solomon codes belong to the class of Maximum Distance Separable (MDS) codes, i.e., they enable a receiver to recover the k source symbols from any set of k received symbols. The schemes described here are compatible with the implementation from Luigi Rizzo. [STANDARDS-TRACK]


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