On the structure of Hermitian codes and decoding for burst errors

@article{Ren2003OnTS,
  title={On the structure of Hermitian codes and decoding for burst errors},
  author={Jien Ren},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Information Theory},
  year={2003},
  volume={50},
  pages={2850-2854}
}
In this paper, it is proved that Hermitian code is a direct sum of concatenated Reed-Solomon codes over GF(q/sup 2/). Based on this discovery, first, a new method for computing the dimension and tightly estimating the minimum distance of the Hermitian code is derived. Secondly, a new decoding algorithm, which is especially effective in dealing with burst… CONTINUE READING