Suppose that data are transmitted in blocks of sizes 1000 bits. What is the maximum error rate under which error detection and retransmission mechanism (1 parity bit per block) is better than using Hamming code? Assume that bit errors are independent of one another and no bit error occurs during retransmission.
This is one of the questions from Tanenbaum book.
My approach is since there are 1000 data bits so, 2^r > = r+data bits +1
r = 10 and so the number of check bits is 10. So, the length of hamming code is 1010. Till here I am able to solve. But how will I get the error rate for the retransmission error detection technique compared to hamming code.
Can anyone explain how to proceed further ?