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Gray code

n
(Computer Science) a modification of a number system, esp a binary code, in which any adjacent pair of numbers, in counting order, differ in their digits at one position only, the absolute difference being the value 1
[named after Frank Gray, 20th-century American physicist]
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Lanman, Grey code patterns for 3D reconstruction by structure light technique, AIT Computer Vision Wiki, Brown University, 2014.
Grey Code snuck in reed player Butch Rovan, though nobody in Razzo Recital Hall complained, especially as Rovan, armed with a sensor-equipped clarinet, engaged in tonal jousts with guitarist Kevin Patton, himself packing an electronically tweaked ax.
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Encoders feed the transponder altitude information through a series of electronic bit lines, allowing it to send to ATC altitude data in 100-foot increments--what's called Gillham Grey Code.
Serial encoders output Grey code plus RS232 data in more accurate 10-foot increments.