Cryptography and Communications

, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 705–717 | Cite as

Characteristic digit-sum sequences

  • Aleksandr Tuxanidy
  • Qiang Wang
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. Special Issue on Sequences and Their Applications


We introduce a new type of sequences using the sum of coefficients of characteristic polynomials for elements (in particular, primitive elements) in a finite field. These sequences are nonlinear filtering sequences of the well-known m-sequences. We show that they have large linear complexity and large period. We also provide some examples of such binary sequences with good autocorrelation values.


Nonlinearly filtered LFSR sequences Linear complexity Maximum period Correlation 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2010)




The research of Qiang Wang is partially supported by NSERC of Canada.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsCarleton UniversityOttawaCanada

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