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Paper IDD4-S3-T2.3
Paper Title On the Hamming Weight Distribution of Subsequences of Pseudorandom Sequences
Authors Mahyar Shirvanimoghaddam, The University of Sydney, Australia
Session D4-S3-T2: Sequences II
Chaired Session: Thursday, 15 July, 22:40 - 23:00
Engagement Session: Thursday, 15 July, 23:00 - 23:20
Abstract In this paper, we characterize the average Hamming weight distribution of subsequences of maximum-length sequences (m-sequences). In particular, we consider all possible m-sequences of dimension k and find the average number of subsequences of length n that have a Hamming distance t. To do so, we first characterize the Hamming weight distribution of the average dual code and use the MacWilliams identity to find the average Hamming weight distribution of subsequences of m-sequences. We further find a lower bound on the minimum Hamming weight of the subsequences and show that there always exists a primitive polynomial to generate an m-sequence to meet this bound. We show via simulations that when a proper primitive polynomial is chosen, subsequences of the m-sequence can form a good rateless code that can meet the normal-approximation benchmark.