Sequences with Low Correlation

  • Daniel J. KatzEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11321)


Pseudorandom sequences are used extensively in communications and remote sensing. Correlation provides one measure of pseudorandomness, and low correlation is an important factor determining the performance of digital sequences in applications. We consider the problem of constructing pairs (fg) of sequences such that both f and g have low mean square autocorrelation and f and g have low mean square mutual crosscorrelation. We focus on aperiodic correlation of binary sequences, and review recent contributions along with some historical context.


Crosscorrelation Autocorrelation Aperiodic Merit factor Sequence 



The author thanks Yakov Sapozhnikov for his careful reading of this paper and his helpful suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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