Departmental Papers (ESE)


We present a novel idea to recover synchronization using the genetic algorithm after a chaotic wave passes through an imperfect channel with constant attenuation and offset. The compensation block, which is added before the receiver, is used to compensate the distortion of the imperfect channel. A new concept, the synchronization mismatch is defined and used as the cost function in genetic algorithm to design the compensation block. The validity of this approach is suggested by numerical simulations.

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Journal Article

Date of this Version

August 2002


Copyright 2002 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Antennas and Wireless Propagation Letters, Volume 1, Issue 8, August 2002, pages 154-156.
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Chaos, synchronization, wave propagation



Date Posted: 15 November 2004

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