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The merit factor of binary arrays derived from the quadratic character
Kai-Uwe Schmidt
We calculate the asymptotic merit factor, under all cyclic rotations of rows and columns, of two families of binary two-dimensional arrays derived from the quadratic character. The arrays in these families have size $p\times q$, where $p$ and $q$ are not necessarily distinct odd primes, and can be considered as two-dimensional generalisations of a Legendre sequence. The asymptotic values of the merit factor of the two families are generally different, although the maximum asymptotic merit factor, taken over all cyclic rotations of rows and columns, equals $36/13$ for both families. These are the first non-trivial theoretical results for the asymptotic merit factor of families of truly two-dimensional binary arrays.
keywords: Binary array quadratic character. finite field merit factor Legendre sequence
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Two binary sequence families with large merit factor
Kai-Uwe Schmidt Jonathan Jedwab Matthew G. Parker
We calculate the asymptotic merit factor, under all rotations of sequence elements, of two families of binary sequences derived from Legendre sequences. The rotation is negaperiodic for the first family, and periodic for the second family. In both cases the maximum asymptotic merit factor is 6. As a consequence, we obtain the first two families of skew-symmetric sequences with known asymptotic merit factor, which is also 6 in both cases.
keywords: skew-symmetric. negaperiodic construction asymptotic merit factor rotation Legendre sequence periodic Binary sequence

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