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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.
Finally, convolutional coding on the bit stream uses redundancy bits so that a decoder can detect errors in the bit stream and correct them.