Improved power decoding of interleaved one-point Hermitian codes

Sven Puchinger*, Johan Rosenkilde, Irene Bouw

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An h-interleaved one-point Hermitian code is a direct sum of h many one-point Hermitian codes, where errors are assumed to occur at the same positions in the constituent codewords. We propose a new partial decoding algorithm for these codes that can decode—under certain assumptions—an error of relative weight up to 1-(k+gn)hh+1, where k is the dimension, n the length, and g the genus of the code. Simulation results for various parameters indicate that the new decoder achieves this maximal decoding radius with high probability. The algorithm is based on a recent generalization of improved power decoding to interleaved Reed–Solomon codes, does not require an expensive root-finding step, and improves upon the previous best decoding radius at all rates. In the special case h= 1 , we obtain an adaption of the improved power decoding algorithm to one-point Hermitian codes, which for all simulated parameters achieves a similar observed failure probability as the Guruswami–Sudan decoder above the latter’s guaranteed decoding radius.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDesigns, Codes, and Cryptography
Issue number2-3
Pages (from-to)589-607
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Collaborative decoding
  • Interleaved one-point Hermitian codes
  • Power decoding


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