Kybernetika 44 no. 1, 43-52, 2008

A general synchronization method of chaotic communication systems via Kalman filtering

Suojun Lu and Liang Chen


A general synchronization method is proposed for a class of nonlinear chaotic systems involving uncertain parameters and nonlinear transmitted signals. Under some mild conditions, it shows that the class of nonlinear chaotic systems can be treated as linear time-varying systems driven by the additive white noise contaminated at the receiver, or the observed output. Synchronization can be achieved by using Kalman filtering technology. We present some sufficient conditions under which the states of the driven system are able to track the states of the drive system asymptotically, and good tracking performance can be obtained in the presence of the additive white noise involved in the observed output.