Application of noise reduction to chaotic communications: A case study

Zoltân Jako, Gabor Kis

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Over the past few years, several methods have been proposed for decontaminating noisy chaotic signals by exploiting the short-term predictability of chaotic signals. This work evaluates the effectiveness, for a differential chaos shift keying (DCSK) telecommunications system, of a noise reduction approach using a deterministic optimization technique. Noise reduction is governed by a cost function which consists of two terms: the first gives the distance between the noisy and enhanced orbits, while the second one checks the dynamics of the cleaned signal. These two terms are weighted by a scalar Γ. The effect of this factor on the noise reduction performance is also studied. Evaluation of the noise performance of a telecommunication system by computer simulation requires a very long simulation time. We propose a computationally-efficient criterion for quantifying the performance improvement of a DCSK system. We show that the noise reduction technique improves the overall noise performance only if the energy per bit-to-noise spectral density (Eb/N0) exceeds a certain threshold. The effect of code length on this threshold level is also evaluated. Finally, the effect of parameter mismatch, which is present in every practical system, is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1720-1725
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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