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A General Upper Bound on the Size of Constant-Weight Conflict-Avoiding Codes

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3 Author(s)
Kenneth W. Shum ; Dept. of Information Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong ; Wing Shing Wong ; Chung Shue Chen

Conflict-avoiding codes are used in the multiple-access collision channel without feedback. The number of codewords in a conflict-avoiding code is the number of potential users that can be supported in the system. In this paper, a new upper bound on the size of constant-weight conflict-avoiding codes is proved. This upper bound is general in the sense that it is applicable to all code lengths and all Hamming weights. Several existing constructions for conflict-avoiding codes, which are known to be optimal for Hamming weights equal to four and five, are shown to be optimal for all Hamming weights in general.

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IEEE Transactions on Information Theory  (Volume:56 ,  Issue: 7 )