Journal of Systems Engineering and Electronics ›› 2013, Vol. 24 ›› Issue (5): 729-733.doi: 10.1109/JSEE.2013.00085

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MIMO-DCSK communication scheme and its performance analysis over multipath fading channels

Shilian Wang*, Shujun Lu, and Eryang Zhang   

  1. School of Electrical Science and Engineering, National University of Defense Technology, Changsha 410073, China
  • Online:2013-10-25 Published:2010-01-03


The differential chaotic shift keying (DCSK) communication in multiple input multiple output (MIMO) multipath fading channels is considered. A simple MIMO-DCSK communication scheme based on orthogonal multi-codes (OMCs) and equal gain combination (EGC) is proposed, in which OMCs are used to spread the same information bit at each transmitting antenna and the information bit is detected by EGC at receiving antenna. The OMCs are constructed from one chaotic sequence by means of othogonal space-time block coding (OSTBC). The output signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) after EGC is given based on central limit theory (CLT), and it can effectively exploit the spatial diversity of the underlying MIMO system. Simulation results show that the full spatial diversity
gain is achieved without channel estimation in the MIMO-DCSK communication scheme and it performs better than MC-EGC for a large number of transmitting antennas.