A return map regression approach for noncoherent detection in chaotic digital communications

Chi Kong Tse, Chung Ming Lau

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Chaos-based communications can be applied advantageously if the property of chaotic systems is suitably exploited. In this Letter a simple noncoherent detection method for chaos-shift-keying (CSK) modulation is proposed, exploiting some distinguishable property of chaotic maps for recovering the digital message. Specifically, the proposed method exploits the difference in the return maps of the signals representing the digital symbols. The determining parameter of the return maps is estimated using a simple regression algorithm. If the parameter strongly characterizes the chaotic map, the detection can achieve very good accuracy. This strong parametric characterization can be achieved by defining the regression model with only one parameter. Using the tent maps as chaos generators, the bit-error-rate under additive white Gaussian noise is studied by computer simulations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-690
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2003


  • Chaos-shift-keying modulation
  • Chaotic signals
  • Digital communication
  • Noncoherent detection
  • Regression
  • Return map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics


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