A Square-Constellation-Based M-Ary DCSK Communication System

Guofa Cai, Yi Fang, Guojun Han, Chung Ming Lau, Lin Wang

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In this paper, a square-constellation-based M-ary differential chaos-shift-keying (M-DCSK) communication system framework is proposed. The symbol-error-rate expression of the proposed system is derived over additive white Gaussian noise as well as multipath Rayleigh fading channels. Moreover, the peak-to-average-power-ratio (PAPR) performance is carefully analyzed for the newly proposed system. Based on the square-constellation-based M-DCSK framework, a simple least-square estimator is designed to demodulate the information exploiting pilot-assistant symbols. Analytical and simulated results show that the proposed system benefits from a lower energy consumption, but suffers from a higher PAPR compared with the circle-constellation-based M -DCSK system.
Original languageEnglish
Article number7572953
Pages (from-to)6295-6303
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • M-ary differential chaos-shift-keying (M-DCSK)
  • multipath Rayleigh fading channel
  • peak-to-averagepower ratio (PAPR)
  • symbol error rate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)


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