Date Added: Jan 2012
This paper is devoted to hyper-bent functions with multiple trace terms (including binomial functions) via Dillon-like exponents. The authors show how the approach developed by Mesnager to extend the Charpin - Gong family and subsequently extended by Wang et al. fits in a much more general setting. To this end, they first explain how the original restriction for Charpin - Gong criterion can be weakened before generalizing the Mesnager approach to arbitrary Dillon-like exponents. Afterward, they tackle the problem of devising infinite families of extension degrees for which a given exponent is valid and apply these results not only to reprove straightforwardly the results of Mesnager and Wang et al., but also to characterize the hyper-bentness of new infinite classes of Boolean functions.