Book Chapter

Control and synchronization of fractional-order chaotic systems

Radwan A.G.
Sayed W.S.
Abd-El-Hafiz S.K.

The chaotic dynamics of fractional-order systems and their applications in secure communication have gained the attention of many recent researches. Fractional-order systems provide extra degrees of freedom and control capability with integer-order differential equations as special cases. Synchronization is a necessary function in any communication system and is rather hard to be achieved for chaotic signals that are ideally aperiodic. This chapter provides a general scheme of control, switching and generalized synchronization of fractional-order chaotic systems. Several systems are used as examples for demonstrating the required mathematical analysis and simulation results validating it. The non-standard finite difference method, which is suitable for fractional-order chaotic systems, is used to solve each system and get the responses. Effect of the fractional-order parameter on the responses of the systems extended to fractional-order domain is considered. A control and switching synchronization technique is proposed that uses switching parameters to decide the role of each system as a master or slave. A generalized scheme for synchronizing a fractional-order chaotic system with another one or with a linear combination of two other fractional-order chaotic systems is presented. Static (timeindependent) and dynamic (time-dependent) synchronization, which could generate multiple scaled versions of the response, are discussed. © Springer International Publishing AG 2017. All rights reserved.