Experimental Validation of Wireless Communication with Chaos

Hai-Peng Ren, Chao Bai, Jian Liu, M. S. Baptista, Celso Grebogi

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The constraints of a wireless physical media, such as multi-path propagation and complex ambient noises, prevent information from being communicated at low bit error rate. Surprisingly, it has only recently been shown that, from a theoretical perspective, chaotic signals are optimal for communication. It maximises the receiver signal-to-noise performance, consequently minimizing the bit error rate. This work demonstrates numerically and experimentally that chaotic systems can in fact be used to create a reliable and efficient
wireless communication system. Toward this goal, we propose an impulsive control method to generate chaotic wave signals that encode arbitrary binary information signals, and a integration logic together with the match filter capable of decreasing the noise effect over a wireless channel. The experimental validation is conducted by inputting the signals generated by an electronic transmitting circuit to an electronic circuit that emulates a wireless channel, where the signals travel along three different paths. The output signal is
decoded by an electronic receiver, after passing through a match filter.
Original languageEnglish
Article number083117
Issue number8
Early online date23 Aug 2016
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

Bibliographical note

The work was supported in part by the NSFC (60804040 and 61172070), the Key Basic Research Fund of Shaanxi Province (2016ZDJC-01), the Innovation Research Team of Shaanxi Province (2013KCT-04), the Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation (Grant No. 111065), the Collaborative innovation program of Xi’an city (CXY1509-19), and the EPSRC (EP/I032606/1). Chao Bai was supported by
Excellent Ph.D. research fund from XAUT.


  • wireless communication
  • chaos
  • hybrid dynamical system
  • impulsive control


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