A Gilbert–Varshamov-type bound for Euclidean packings was recently found by Nebe and Xing. In this present paper, we derive a Gilbert–Varshamov-type bound for lattice packings by generalizing Rush's approach of combining p-ary codes with the lattice . Specifically, we will exploit suitable sublattices of as well as lattices of number fields in our construction. Our approach allows us to compute the center densities of lattices of moderately large dimensions which compare favorably with the best known densities given in the literature as well as the densities derived directly via Rush's method.
This research was not carried out under any specific funding.