Designs, Codes and Cryptography

, Volume 8, Issue 3, pp 293–307

McEliece public key cryptosystems using algebraic-geometric codes

  • Heeralal Janwa
  • Oscar Moreno

DOI: 10.1007/BF00173300

Cite this article as:
Janwa, H. & Moreno, O. Des Codes Crypt (1996) 8: 293. doi:10.1007/BF00173300


McEliece proposed a public-key cryptosystem based on algebraic codes, in particular binary classical Goppa codes. Actually, his scheme needs only a class of codes with a good decoding algorithm and with a huge number of inequivalent members with given parameters. In the present paper we look at various aspects of McEliece's scheme using the new and much larger class of q-ary algebraic-geometric Goppa codes.

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Heeralal Janwa
    • 1
  • Oscar Moreno
    • 2
  1. 1.The Mehta Research Institute of Mathematics and Mathematical PhysicsAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Puerto RicoRio PiedrasPuerto Rico