Double-Stream Differential Chaos Shift Keying Communications Exploiting Chaotic Shape Forming Filter and Sequence Mapping

Chao Bai, Xiao-Hui Zhao, Hai-Peng Ren, Géza Kolumbán, Celso Grebogi* (Corresponding Author)

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A new Differential Chaos Shift Keying modulation scheme exploiting Chaotic Shape-forming Filter and Sequence Mapping (CSF-SM-DCSK) is being proposed. The new CSF-SM-DCSK system employs a novel sequence mapping rule and includes a data correction module to achieve a good trade-off between the low Bit Error Rate (BER) performance and high transmission rate. It transmits two data streams simultaneously and preserves the simplicity and robustness of DCSK method. Channel one, transmitting a Low Priority Stream (LPS), generates the chaotic carrier by a Chaotic Shape-forming Filter (CSF) at the transmitter and applies a coherent Matched Filter (MF) at the receiver to recover the information. Channel two, transmitting a High Priority Stream (HPS), relies on conventional DCSK modulation, while the reference and information-bearing parts are transmitted simultaneously with orthogonal sine and cosine carriers. This double-stream solution eliminates the need for analog RF delay lines and doubles the data transmission rate. Before feeding the LPS data stream into the modulator, each LPS bit is encoded into a symbol sequence using sequence mapping. This approach, together with the coherent MF reception, equips the LPS channel with an extremely high robustness against channel noise and multipath propagation. To handle every possible redundancy in the received signal and to minimize the possibility of making wrong decisions, a data correction block is also introduced. Initially, a rough estimation of the received HPS DCSK bit is done a the receiver, then this estimation is used to remove the DCSK modulation from the received information-bearing signal. The three inputs of data correction blocks are: (i) the reference and (ii) the information-bearing parts of the received signal in their original form, and (iii) the received information-bearing signal where the DCSK modulation is removed. The data correction block improves the BER performance while the increased channel capacity, enabled by the double-stream approach, improves the spectral efficiency. Analytical expressions are derived to predict the BER performances in additive white Gaussian noise channel for both the LPS and HPS channels. Computer simulations are used to show that the system performance of the CSF-SM-DCSK modulation scheme proposed in this work is superior to that of the already published solutions. In addition to the computer simulations, the new
chaos-based wireless communications system has been implemented on a wireless open-access research platform to experimentally demonstrate the feasibility and the superiority of CSF-SM-DCSK.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4954 - 4972
Number of pages19
JournalIEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications
Issue number7
Early online date21 Dec 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2022

Bibliographical note

This research have been supported in part by the Scientific and Technological Innovation Leading Talents Program of Shaanxi Province, China Postdoctoral Science Foundation Funded Project (2020M673349), Open Research Fund from Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Complex System Control and Intelligent Information Processing (2020CP02)


  • Chaotic shape-forming filter
  • matched filter
  • sequence mapping
  • DCSK
  • chaotic communications


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