New Construction of Quaternary Sequences with Good Correlation Using Binary Sequences with Good Correlation

Taehyung LIM  Jong-Seon NO  Habong CHUNG  

Publication
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E94-A   No.8   pp.1701-1705
Publication Date: 2011/08/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E94.A.1701
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Coding Theory
Keyword: 
quaternary sequences,  inverse Gray mapping,  autocorrelation,  cross-correlation,  

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Summary: 
In this paper, a new construction method of quaternary sequences of even period 2N having the ideal autocorrelation and balance properties is proposed. These quaternary sequences are constructed by applying the inverse Gray mapping to binary sequences of odd period N with the ideal autocorrelation. Autocorrelation distribution of the proposed quaternary sequences is derived. These sequences can be used to construct quaternary sequence families of even period 2N. Family size and the maximum absolute value of correlation spectrum of the proposed quaternary sequence families are also derived.