Distribution of Trace Values and Two-Weight, Self-orthogonal Codes over GF(p,2)

  • N. Pinnawala
  • A. Rao
  • T. A. Gulliver
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4851)


The uniform distribution of the trace map lends itself very well to the construction of binary and non-binary codes from Galois fields and Galois rings. In this paper we study the distribution of the trace map with the argument ax 2 over the Galois field GF(p,2). We then use this distribution to construct two-weight, self-orthogonal, trace codes.


Trace map self-orthogonal non-binary two-weight Galois fields 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Pinnawala
    • 1
  • A. Rao
    • 1
  • T. A. Gulliver
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Mathematical and Geospatial Sciences, RMIT University, GPO Box 2476V, Melbourne, VIC - 3001Australia
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 3055, STN CSC, Victoria, B.C., V8W 3P6Canada

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