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Tsinghua Science and Technology

Keywords

stream cipher, pseudorandom sequence, generalized cyclotomy, linear complexity

Abstract

Periodic sequences over finite fields, constructed by classical cyclotomic classes and generalized cyclotomic classes, have good pseudorandom properties. The linear complexity of a period sequence plays a fundamental role in the randomness of sequences. Let p, q, and r be distinct odd primes with gcd(p–1, q–1)=gcd(p–1, r–1)=gcd(q–1, r–1)=2. In this paper, a new class of generalized cyclotomic sequence with respect to pqr over GF(2) is constructed by finding a special characteristic set. In addition, we determine its linear complexity using cyclotomic theory. Our results show that these sequences have high linear complexity, which means they can resist linear attacks.

Publisher

Tsinghua University Press

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