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.
Research areas:
Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
Article
Journal:
Chaos
Volume:
26
Number:
9
ISSN:
1054-1500
DOI:
10.1063/1.4954273
Hits: 1185

We use cookies to improve our website and your experience when using it. Cookies used for the essential operation of this site have already been set. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

  I accept cookies from this site.
EU Cookie Directive Module Information