A collection of mutually orthogonal complementary codes (CCs) is said to be complete complementary codes (CCCs) where the number of CCs are equal to the number of constituent sequences in each CC. Intergroup complementary (IGC) code set is a collection of multiple disjoint code groups with the following correlation properties: (1) inside the zero-correlation zone (ZCZ), the aperiodic autocorrelation function (AACF) of any IGC code is zero for all nonzero time shifts; (2) the aperiodic cross-correlation function (ACCF), of two distinct IGC codes, is zero for all time shifts inside the ZCZ when they are taken from the same code groups; and (3) the ACCF, for two IGC codes from two different code groups, is zero everywhere. IGC code set has a larger set size than CCC, and both can be applicable in multicarrier code-division multiple access (CDMA). In this chapter, we present a direct construction of IGC code set by using second-order generalized Boolean functions (GBFs), and our IGC code set can support interference-free code-division multiplexing. We also relate our construction with a graph where the ZCZ width depends on the number of isolated vertices present in a graph after the deletion of some vertices. Here, the construction that we propose can generate IGC code set with more flexible parameters.
Part of the book: Coding Theory