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Journal of Computer Networks and Communications
Volume 2016, Article ID 5976282, 7 pages
Research Article

Design and Implementation of a Chaotic Scheme in Additive White Gaussian Noise Channel

Middle East College, Knowledge Oasis Muscat, PB No. 79, Al Rusayl, 124 Muscat, Oman

Received 30 January 2016; Accepted 3 May 2016

Academic Editor: Gianluigi Ferrari

Copyright © 2016 Nizar Al Bassam and Oday Jerew. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A new chaotic scheme named Flipped Chaotic On-Off Keying (FCOOK) is proposed for binary transmission. In FCOOK, the low correlation value between the stationary signal and its mirrored version is utilized. Transmitted signal for binary 1 is a chaotic segment added to its time flipped (mirrored) version within one bit duration, while in binary 0, no transmission takes place within the same bit duration. The proposed scheme is compared with the standard chaotic systems: Differential Chaos Shift Keying (DCSK) and Correlation Delay Shift Keying (CDSK). The Bit Error Rate (BER) of FCOOK is studied analytically based on Gaussian approximation method. Results show that the BER performance of FCOOK outperforms DCSK and CDSK in AWGN channel environment and with various levels. Additionally, FCOOK offers a double bit rate compared with the standard DCSK.