Issue No. 06 - June (1982 vol. 31)
J.J. Metzner , School of Engineering, Oakland University
A memory protection technique is described in which individually code-protected memory cells are supplemented with redundant memory cells derived from the basic cells according to the rules of a short constraint length convolutional code. The technique is found to be far more protective against faults than memory duplication. The method of clearing up faults is extremely simple?only slightly more complex than with memory duplication.
two-pass decoding, Convolutional codes, erased memory cells, fault-tolerant computing, memory protection
J. Metzner, "Convolutionally Encoded Memory Protection," in IEEE Transactions on Computers, vol. 31, no. , pp. 547-551, 1982.