Performance limit of chaotic digital waveform communication systems: Approach of maximizing a posteriori probability

Francis C.M. Lau, Géza Kolumbán

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In this paper, we investigate a bandpass chaotic waveform communication system in an additive white Gaussian noise channel environment. By making use of the signal-space diagram and maximizing the a posteriori probability, we derive the conditions under which the optimum bit error performance can be achieved. In particular, we make use of a binary communication system to illustrate how the modulator and demodulator should be constructed in order to achieve the best error performance. Finally, the noise performance bound is determined for chaotic digital waveform communications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)639-655
Number of pages17
JournalCircuits, Systems, and Signal Processing
Issue number5 SPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2005



  • A posteriori probability
  • Optimum bit error performance
  • Waveform communications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Applied Mathematics

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