redundancy bit

redundancy bit

[ri′dən·dən·sē ‚bit]
(computer science)
A bit which carries no information but which is added to the information-carrying bits of a character or stream of characters to determine their accuracy.
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The reason being for BPSK one symbol per sample with less redundancy bits needs more power rather than QPSK having two symbols per sample with more redundancy bits.
In general, CRC can detect burst errors up to length < number of redundancy bits.
The new process, developed at Dartmouth College, achieves speedier image transmission performance in part by eliminating time-consuming re-transmission delays by shielding portions of an image through redundancy bits.