ON THE STRUCTURE OF NON-FULL-RANK PERFECT q-ARY CODES
2011 (English)In: ADVANCES IN MATHEMATICS OF COMMUNICATIONS, ISSN 1930-5346, Vol. 5, no 2, 149-156 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Krotov combining construction of perfect 1-error-correcting binary codes from 2000 and a theorem of Heden saying that every non-full-rank perfect 1-error-correcting binary code can be constructed by this combining construction is generalized to the q-ary case. Simply speaking, every non-full-rank perfect code C is the union of a well-defined family of (mu) over bar -components K((mu) over bar), where (mu) over bar belongs to an "outer" perfect code C(star), and these components are at distance three from each other. Components from distinct codes can thus freely be combined to obtain new perfect codes. The Phelps general product construction of perfect binary code from 1984 is generalized to obtain (mu) over bar -components, and new lower bounds on the number of perfect 1-error-correcting q-ary codes are presented.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 5, no 2, 149-156 p.
Perfect codes, q-ary codes, components, lower bound
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-38865DOI: 10.3934/amc.2011.5.149ISI: 000293562800002ScopusID: 2-s2.0-79955752862OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-38865DiVA: diva2:438244
QC 201109012011-09-012011-09-012011-09-01Bibliographically approved