On the Weight Distribution of the Extended Quadratic Residue Code of Prime 137

Conference: SCC'08 - 7th International ITG Conference on Source and Channel Coding
01/14/2008 - 01/16/2008 at Ulm, Germany

Proceedings: SCC'08

Pages: 6Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Tjhai, C.; Tomlinson, M.; Ambroze, M.; Ahmed, M. (University of Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom)

The Hamming weight enumerator function of the formally self-dual even, binary extended quadratic residue code of prime p = 8m + 1 is given by Gleason’s theorem for singly-even code. Using this theorem, the Hamming weight distribution of the extended quadratic residue is completely determined once the number of codewords of Hamming weight j Aj , for 0 = j = 2m, are known. The smallest prime for which the Hamming weight distribution of the corresponding extended quadratic residue code is unknown is 137. It is shown in this paper that, for p = 137 A2m = A34 may be obtained without the need of exhaustive codeword enumeration. After the remainder of Aj required by Gleason’s theorem are computed and independently verified using their congruences, the Hamming weight distributions of the binary augmented and extended quadratic residue codes of prime 137 are derived.