A Multiple Access Scheme for Chaos-Based Digital Communication Systems Utilizing Transmitted Reference

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1868-1878
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers
Issue number9
Online published13 Sep 2004
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


In this paper, a multiple access (MA) technique is proposed for chaos-based communication systems, in which chaotic reference signals are transmitted followed by the information-bearing signals. Chaotic reference signals modulated by a binary training sequence are sent periodically. The same chaotic signals are then modulated by the binary data and transmitted. To achieve MA, different chaotic signals and training sequences are assigned to different users. Two types of receivers are proposed. For the first one, an adaptive filter is employed which aims to reduce the inter-user interference. For the second receiver type, a simple inverse-and-average method is used in an attempt to recover the chaotic reference signal, which is then used to correlate with the information-bearing signals for determining the received symbols. The performance bounds of these two schemes are also derived. Finally, the bit error rates of the proposed system are simulated and compared. © 2004 IEEE.

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