Target-oriented chaos control

Justine Dattani, Jack Blake, Frank M Hilker

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Designing intervention methods to control chaotic behavior in dynamical systems remains a challenging problem, in particular for systems that are difficult to access or to measure. We propose a simple, intuitive technique that modifies the values of the state variables directly toward a certain target. The intervention takes into account the difference to the target value, and is a combination of traditional proportional feedback and constant feedback methods. It proves particularly useful when the target corresponds to the equilibrium of the uncontrolled system, and is available or can be estimated from expert knowledge (e.g. in biology and economy).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3986-3992
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number45
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011


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