On construction of the (24, 12, 8) golay codes

Xiao Hong Peng*, Paddy G. Farrell

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Two product array codes are used to construct the (24, 12, 8) binary Golay code through the direct sum operation. This construction provides a systematic way to find proper (8, 4, 4)linear block component codes for generating the Golay code, and it generates and extends previously existing methods that use a similar construction framework. The code constructed is simple to decode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3669-3675
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Transactions on Information Theory
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2006

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  • Array codes
  • Block codes
  • Code construction
  • Direct sum
  • Golay codes


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