Chaotic communications with correlator receivers: Theory and performance limits

Géza Kolumbán, Michael Peter Kennedy, Zoltán Jákó, Gábor Kis

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This paper provides a review of the principles of chaotic digital communications using correlator receivers. Modulation schemes using one and two chaotic basis functions, as well as coherent and noncoherent correlation receivers, are discussed. The performance of differential chaos shift keying (DCSK) in multipath channels is characterized. Results are presented for DCSK with multiuser capability and multiple bits per symbol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)711-732
Number of pages22
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2002



  • Chaotic communications
  • Chaotic modulation schemes
  • Enhanced DCSK
  • Multipath performance
  • Multiple access capable DCSK
  • Theoretical noise performance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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