On controlling networks of limit-cycle oscillators
Skardal, Per Sebastian; Arenas, Alex
- The control of network-coupled nonlinear dynamical systems is an active area of research in the nonlinear science community. Coupled oscillator networks represent a particularly important family of nonlinear systems, with applications ranging from the power grid to cardiac excitation. Here we study the control of network-coupled limit cycle oscillators, extending previous work that focused on phase oscillators. Based on stabilizing a target fixed point, our method aims to attain complete frequency synchronization, i.e., consensus, by applying control to as few oscillators as possible. We develop two types of control. The first type directs oscillators towards to larger amplitudes, while the second does not. We present numerical examples of both control types and comment on the potential failures of the method.
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