Design and implementation of multi-wing butterfly chaotic attractors via lorenz-type systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-41
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2010


Lorenz system, as the first classical chaotic system, has been intensively investigated over the last four decades. Based on the sawtooth wave function, this paper initiates a novel approach for generating multi-wing butterfly chaotic attractors from the generalized first and second kinds of Lorenz-type systems. Compared with the traditional ring-shaped multi-scroll Lorenz chaotic attractors, the proposed multi-wing butterfly chaotic attractors are much easier to be designed and implemented by analog circuits. The dynamical behaviors of these multi-wing butterfly chaotic systems are further studied. Theoretical analysis shows that every index-2 saddle-focus equilibrium corresponds to a unique wing in the butterfly attractors. Finally, a module-based unified circuit diagram is constructed for realizing various multi-wing butterfly attractors. It should be especially pointed out that this is the first time in the literature that a maximal 10-wing butterfly chaotic attractor is experimentally verified by analog circuits. © 2010 World Scientific Publishing Company.

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  • Circuit implementation, Lorenz-type system, Multi-wing butterfly attractor, Sawtooth wave function