Non-coherent UWB radio for low-rate WPAN applications: A chaotic approach

Su Khiong Yong, Chia Chin Chong, Geza Kolumbán

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The requirements of low cost, low power and longer operation range for low-rate wireless personal area network (LR-WPAN) applications has driven the utilization of non linear communication approach. In this paper, a combined ultra-wideband (UWB) and chaotic communication technologies is proposed to meet these challenging demands. Among the candidates, the differential chaos shift keying (DCSK) modulation appears to be a very promising solution. The DCSK is a family of transmit reference (TR) system where a correlator based receiver is used to demodulate the received signal. However, this is not very well understood in the literature and therefore we will exemplify this issue in terms of noise performance. Furthermore, the feasibility study of the proposed DCSK is presented through the scalability and link budget analysis in two different operation modes. The system performance in both additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) channel and standardized IEEE 802.15.4a UWB multipath channels are provided in order to further demonstrate the capability of the proposed system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-131
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Wireless Information Networks
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2007



  • Chaotic communications
  • Differential chaos shift keying
  • Transmit reference
  • Ultra wideband
  • WPAN

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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