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Robust error correction in infofuses

Morrison, Greg and Thomas III, Samuel W. and LaFratta, Christopher N. and Guo, Jian and Palacios, Manuel A. and Sonkusale, Sameer and Walt, David R. and Whitesides, George M. and Mahadevan, L. Robust error correction in infofuses. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 468 (2138). pp. 361-377. ISSN 1364-5021 (2012)

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An infofuse is a combustible fuse in which information is encoded through the patterning of metallic salts, with transmission in the optical range simply associated with burning. The constraints, advantages and unique error statistics of physical chemistry require us to rethink coding and decoding schemes for these systems. We take advantage of the non-binary nature of our signal with a single bit representing one of N=7 states to produce a code that, using a single or pair of intensity thresholds, allows the recovery of the intended signal with an arbitrarily high recovery probability, given reasonable assumptions about the distribution of errors in the system. An analysis of our experiments with infofuses shows that the code presented is consistent with these schemes, and encouraging for the field of chemical communication and infochemistry given the vast permutations and combinations of allowable non-binary signals.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: 10.1098/rspa.2011.0316
Uncontrolled Keywords: infofuse; error-correcting codes; chemical communication
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Research Area: Economics and Institutional Change
Depositing User: Ms T. Iannizzi
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 10:35
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 11:05
URI: http://eprints.imtlucca.it/id/eprint/1826

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