Hi cdfreaks community,
I’m working on my bachelor thesis (topic is “Usability of optical media for long-term archival purposes”). Sofar I was more or less able to google everything I needed, but now I got stuck at stuff concerning FBE (frame burst errors).
Kevin Bradely mentions these in his study (p. 12&13) naming them also as BERL (burst error length).
- BERL ( Burst Error Length) , counts the number of consecutive blocks in error.
(BLER and BERL determine the rate of error per second. BER determines the total count.).
AND WHAT’S MY PROBLEM:
I was unable to find any further information regarding this topic. Any standards, any definitions…? What is FBE/BERL? What does it mean - consecutive erroneus blocks - in this context? How many erroneus blocks does it require to define the error as FBE?
Is FBE just a CD media term alternative to DVD term PI Sum8 (although the cdfreaks review says it measures errors over time unlike PISum8, which doesn’t take time in consideration)? It’s just chaos in my head…
Appreciate any help, thanks a lot
(PS: Sorry for any grammatical mistakes, English’s not my mother tongue)