Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2007/370

FURTHER PROPERTIES OF SEVERAL CLASSES OF BOOLEAN FUNCTIONS WITH OPTIMUM ALGEBRAIC IMMUNITY

Claude Carlet and Xiangyong Zeng and Chunlei Li and Lei Hu

Abstract: Thanks to a method proposed by Carlet, several classes of balanced Boolean functions with optimum algebraic immunity are obtained. By choosing suitable parameters, for even $n\geq 8$, the balanced $n$-variable functions can have nonlinearity $2^{n-1}-{n-1\choose\frac{n}{2}-1}+2{n-2\choose\frac{n}{2}-2}/(n-2)$, and for odd $n$, the functions can have nonlinearity $2^{n-1}-{n-1\choose\frac{n-1}{2}}+\Delta(n)$, where the function $\Delta(n)$ is describled in Theorem 4.4. The algebraic degree of some constructed functions is also discussed.

Category / Keywords: foundations / boolean functions

Date: received 14 Sep 2007

Contact author: xzeng at hubu edu cn

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