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Matched Filter Chaos Communications

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-11-C-0264
Agency Tracking Number: A11A-002-0311
Amount: $99,929.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A11a-T002
Solicitation Number: 2011.A
Solicitation Year: 2011
Award Year: 2011
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2011-07-17
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
4035 Chris Drive Suite C
Huntsville, AL -
United States
DUNS: 122515708
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Dan Hahs
 Principal Investigator
 (256) 319-6000
Business Contact
 Kenneth Lones
Title: Director of Contracts
Phone: (256) 319-6019
Research Institution
 Auburn University
 Robert N Dean
310 Samford Hall
Auburn, AL 36849-36849
United States

 (334) 844-1838
 Nonprofit College or University

A plan is presented to demonstrate the feasibility and practicality of a radio-frequency Hayes-Corron (H-C) chaos-based communication system employing an optimal spread-spectrum chaotic communication theory to achieve superior low-power, low-probability of interception, multiple-user access, and portability goals. By integrating three concepts: 1) chaotic spreading sequence generation, 2) Hayes encoding, and 3) Corron matched filtering, the richness of chaotic system behavior is harnessed in the key transformational processes of the communications scheme. Chaotic spreading sequences have previously been demonstrated in published research to provide security benefits. Hayes encoding is an efficient method by which information can be encoded on a chaotic waveform using arbitrarily low-power modulation so that a symbol can be encoded on nearly every carrier oscillation. Corron matched filtering is a cutting-edge extension of standard linear matched filter theory to chaotic waveforms permitting their optimal detection. At low frequencies the H-C concept has been demonstrated using low-power COTS components. Under this effort a RF H-C design study will be conducted. A Matlab simulation of a digital audio H-C system will be built and detailed model development undertaken using PSPICE and other tools. A prototype oscillator and matched filter will be fabricated and tested/evaluated for controllability, reliability, and performance.

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