# S-AES RC[i] Generation. Can someone explain how to generate the RC[i]s for these two problems I have?

I don't know exactly how to find the RC[ 1 ] of 80, or the RC[2] of 30. Can someone explain how to find them?

Here is a picture of the problem I am having with two questions.

• Source of the problem? – kelalaka Dec 3 '18 at 15:46

Your question missing some information about the source, however, one can give an answer based on S-AES i.e. Simplified AES.

There is a nice definition of S-AES here.

The Round Constant (RC) or the other name R-con has 10 values for AES and utilized for the key schedule to eliminate the symmetry by making each step of the key schedule slightly different.

i      1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9  10
RC[i] 01  02  04  08  10  20  40  80  1B  36


S-AES has defined only 2-rounds, thus the designers of S-AES have to choose only; two RC values. This is just a selection issue, not a generation as in AES-key schedule.

• RCon[1] = 80
• RCon[2] = 30

Note: S-AES is only an oversimplified AES for educational use.