In this paper we introduce a new class of extremal codes, namely the i-BMD codes. We show that for this family several of the invariants are determined by the parameters of the underlying code. We refine and extend the notion of an i-MRD code and show that the i-BMD codes form a proper subclass of the i-MRD codes. Using the class of i-BMD codes we then obtain a relation between the generalized rank weight enumerator and its corresponding generalized zeta function. We also establish a MacWilliams identity for generalized rank weight distributions.
- Binomial moments
- Generalized rank weight distribution
- Generalized rank weights
- Rank-metric code
- Zeta function