Bounds on the minimum distance of linear codes

Bounds on linear codes [120,6] over GF(8)

lower bound:96
upper bound:101

Construction

Construction of a linear code 
[120,6,96] over GF(8):
[1]:  [9, 4, 6] "BCH code (d = 6, b = 7)" Linear Code over GF(2^3)
     BCHCode with parameters 9 6 7
[2]:  [117, 115, 2] Cyclic Linear Code over GF(2^3)
     CyclicCode of length 117 with generating polynomial x^2 + w*x + 1
[3]:  [117, 2, 104] Cyclic Linear Code over GF(2^3)
     Dual of [2]
[4]:  [117, 111, 3] Cyclic Linear Code over GF(2^3)
     CyclicCode of length 117 with generating polynomial x^6 + x^5 + x^3 + 
w^3*x^2 + w^6*x + 1
[5]:  [117, 6, 96] Cyclic Linear Code over GF(2^3)
     Dual of [4]
[6]:  [126, 6, 102] Linear Code over GF(2^3)
     ConstructionX using [5] [3] and [1]
[7]:  [120, 6, 96] Linear Code over GF(2^3)
     Puncturing of [6] at { 121 .. 126 }

last modified: 2003-03-25

From Brouwer's table (as of 2007-02-13)

Lb(120,6) = 96 is found by truncation of:
Lb(126,6) = 102 DaH

Ub(120,6) = 101 follows by a one-step Griesmer bound from:
Ub(18,5) = 12 is found by considering shortening to:
Ub(16,3) = 12 Hi4
References
DaH: Rumen Daskalov & Plamen Hristov, New One-Generator Quasi-Cyclic Codes over GF(7), preprint, Oct 2001. R. Daskalov & P Hristov, New One-Generator Quasi-Twisted Codes over GF(5), (preprint) Oct. 2001. R. Daskalov & P Hristov, New Quasi-Twisted Degenerate Ternary Linear Codes, preprint, Nov 2001. Email, 2002-2003.

Hi4: R. Hill, Optimal linear codes, pp. 75-104 in: Cryptography and Coding II (C. Mitchell, ed.), Oxford Univ. Press, 1992.

Notes

  • All codes establishing the lower bounds where constructed using MAGMA.
  • Upper bounds are taking from the tables of Andries E. Brouwer, with the exception of codes over GF(7) with n>50. For most of these codes, the upper bounds are rather weak. Upper bounds for codes over GF(7) with small dimension have been provided by Rumen Daskalov.
  • Special thanks to John Cannon for his support in this project.
  • A prototype version of MAGMA's code database over GF(2) was written by Tat Chan in 1999 and extended later that year by Damien Fisher. The current release version was developed by Greg White over the period 2001-2006.
  • Thanks also to Allan Steel for his MAGMA support.
  • My apologies to all authors that have contributed codes to this table for not giving specific credits.

  • If you have found any code improving the bounds or some errors, please send me an e-mail:
    codes [at] codetables.de


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