Local activity of the Van der Pol CNN

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2211-2222
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos in Applied Sciences and Engineering
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004


This paper studies a class of coupled Van der Pol (CVDP) cellular neural networks (CNNs) that can be realized via a coupled fourth-order circuit with two synaptic currents. The local activity theory, developed by Chua in 1997, is applied to study the CVDP CNN, thereby revealing that the bifurcation diagram of the CVDP CNN has a local activity domain with an edge of chaos, as well as a one-dimensional locally passive domain. Although no chaotic phenomena have been identified in simulations, many complex dynamical behaviors have been observed, such as the co-existence of one-periodic, divergent, and convergent orbits, at the edge of chaos.

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  • Cellular neural networks, Edge of chaos, Local activity