**P. R. FUCHS**

*A decoding method for planer near-ring codes*

**Pages:**325-331

**Received:** 2 October 1991
**Mathematics Subject Classification:** 16Y30 - 14B35 - 05B05

**Abstract**:
Using planar near-rings J. R. Clay and G. Ferrero constructed BIB-designs of high efficiency.
For instance, if *N* is a finite integral planar near-ring, then the set of blocks *B* = {nN* + m|n, m ∈ n ≠ 0}
always forms a BIBD. By taking either the rows or the columns of the incidence matrix of such a BIBD one can obtain nonlinear codes.
The purpose of this paper is to develop decoding algorithms for these codes.