Issue No. 03 - March (1979 vol. 28)
J. En , Advanced Technology, Cubic Corporation
Without proof Paaske<sup>3</sup>states that "... En<sup>1</sup>cannot be true." Paaske's statement is based on his qualitative assumption that channel error is "much more likely" to occur than a hardware error in the decoder. The author will show that En's statements are still true under Paaske's assumption. Previous correspondence was cited by Paaske and claimed to be "the best way..." to judge a
majority logic decoder, Catastrophic error propagation, convolution code, feedback decoder, infinite error propagation
J. En, "Author's Reply<sup>2</sup>," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 28, no. , pp. 257-258, 1979.