Experimental Phase Separation Differential Chaos Shift Keying Wireless Communication Based on Matched Filter

Chao Bai, Hai Peng Ren (Corresponding Author), Celso Grebogi

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New findings have been identified recently for chaos application in communication systems, including the simplest matched filter to maximize the signal to noise ratio and the ability to resist multipath propagation. However, chaos has broad band frequency spectrum, which impedes its application in the conventional wireless communication systems due to the antenna and transducer bandwidth. To deal with such problem, chaos generated by a Second Order Hybrid System (SOHS) with a fixed basis function is used for Differential Chaos Shift Keying (DCSK) communication. A sinusoidal and its orthogonal signal are used to separate the reference signal and the information bearing signal, which are transmitted in the wireless channel. In such a way, the obstacle to broad band signal transmission in wireless channel is overcome. A matched filter, using the convolution of the received signal and the time reverse of the basis function, maximizes the signal to noise ratio (SNR) at the receiver. Moreover, the proposed SOHS-DCSK provides an additional bit stream due to the chaotic signal generated by SOHS being capable to encode information as well. The two information sub-streams can be transmitted simultaneously in the proposed method, which possess different bit transmission rates and reliability. So that the High Priority (HP) information bit can be transmitted at low rate, while the Low Priority (LP) information bit can be transmitted at higher rate. Hence, the proposed SOHS-DCSK method not only provides higher data transmission rate as compared to the conventional DCSK, but also makes the transmitted signal to be compatible with the conventional transducer and antenna. Due to the matched filter used, the proposed method achieves lower bit error rate (BER) of the HP information as compared to other existing enhanced DCSK variants for both additive white Gaussian noise channel and wireless communication channel. Numerical simulations and experiments based on the Wireless Open-Access Research Platform (WARP) show the validity and the superiority of the proposed method.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25274 - 25287
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Access
Early online date26 Feb 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

This research is supported in part by National Natural Science Foundation of China (61172070), Scientific and Technological Innovation Leading Talents Program of Shaanxi Province, The Key Basic Research Fund of Shaanxi Province (2016ZDJC-01), Chao Bai was supported by Excellent Ph.D. research fund (310-252071603) at XAUT.


  • chaotic shape forming filter
  • matched filter
  • DCSK
  • wireless communication
  • Chaotic shape forming filter


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