Volume 84, Number 4, November 2008
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||21 November 2008|
Stabilization of unstable steady states by variable-delay feedback control
Department of Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Sts. Cyril and Methodius University P. O. Box 162, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Accepted: 16 October 2008
We report on a significant improvement of the performance of the classical time-delayed autosynchronization method (TDAS) to control unstable steady states, by applying a time-varying delay in the TDAS control scheme in a form of a deterministic or stochastic delay modulation in a fixed interval around a nominal delay value. The successfulness of this variable-delay feedback control (VDFC) is illustrated by a numerical control simulation of the chaotic Lorenz system using three different types of time-delay modulations: a sawtooth wave, a sine wave, and a uniform random distribution. We perform a comparative analysis between the VDFC method and the standard TDAS method for a sawtooth wave modulation by analytically determining the domains of control for the generic case of an unstable fixed point of focus type.
PACS: 05.45.Gg – Control of chaos, applications of chaos / 02.30.Ks – Delay and functional equations
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