Chaotic UWB Communication System for Low-Rate Wireless Connectivity Applications

Sang-Min HAN  Mi-Hyun SON  Young-Hwan KIM  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Communications   Vol.E90-B   No.10   pp.2891-2896
Publication Date: 2007/10/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1345
DOI: 10.1093/ietcom/e90-b.10.2891
Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Wireless Communication Technologies
chaotic signals,  UWB,  wireless connectivity,  RF communication systems,  

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A chaotic UWB communication system based on IEEE 802.15.4a is proposed for wireless connectivity applications. A compact and simple architecture is implemented by using a chaotic UWB signal and a non-coherent detection scheme. The chaotic UWB signal has noise-like characteristics in time and frequency domains and naturally wide spectrum within a limited bandwidth. The chaotic UWB signal generator is designed on two methods with the bandwidth of 3.1 to 5.1 GHz, and a baseband process is realized on an FPGA including an adaptive decision and a channel code for non-source coded data stream. The system performance is evaluated by transmitting MP3 audio/voice with 32-byte length PSDUs and measuring PERs for assessing the system sensitivity and the interferer compatibility. The proposed system can be an excellent candidate for short-range connectivity services, as well as an inexpensive system with good capability for narrow-band interferences.