Channel equalization for synchronization of Ikeda maps

Renato Candido, Marcio Eisencraft, Magno T. M. Silva. Channel equalization for synchronization of Ikeda maps. In: European Signal Processing Conference, 2013, Marrakech. Proceedings of EUSIPCO’2013, 2013.


Many communication systems based on the synchronism of chaotic systems have been proposed in the literature. However, due to the lack of robustness of chaos synchronization, even minor channel imperfections are enough to hinder communication. In this paper, we propose an adaptive equalization scheme to recover a binary sequence modulated by a chaotic signal, which in turn is generated by Ikeda maps. The proposed scheme employs the normalized least-mean-squares (NLMS) algorithm with a modification to enable chaotic synchronization even when the communication channel is not ideal. Simulation results show that the modified NLMS can successfully equalize the channel in different scenarios.


Chaotic synchronization, chaotic communication system, adaptive equalizers, LMS algorithm.