Stabilizing unstable equilibria of chaotic systems from a state observer approach

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-288
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2004


In this paper, a simple control method is proposed for stabilizing unstable equilibria of two typical classes of chaotic systems. For piecewise-linear chaotic systems, such as Chua's circuit, the control parameters can be selected via the pole placement technique from the linear control theory. For general nonlinear chaotic systems with continuously differentiable nonlinearities, particularly polynomial chaotic systems such as the Rössler system, Lorenz system, Chen's system, and the modified Chua's circuit with cubic nonlinearity, the control parameters can be chosen according to the pole placement technique and some additional theories of nonlinear ordinary differential equations. The criteria for the design of the control parameters are also investigated. This method is demonstrated to be highly robust against system parametric variations. To verify the effectiveness of the method, it is applied to both the original and the modified chaotic Chua's circuits, where satisfactory control performance is observed in simulations.

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  • Chaos, Stabilization, Unstable equilibrium point