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Aerospace Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Aerospace technic and technology     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio : Journal of Aerospace Science, Technologies & Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Annual of Navigation     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Artificial Satellites     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
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Astrodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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Aviation in Focus - Journal of Aeronautical Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 34)
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Control Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 315)
Cosmic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
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Egyptian Journal of Remote Sensing and Space Science     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
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Fatigue of Aircraft Structures     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Frontiers in Astronomy and Space Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
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Gyroscopy and Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 260)
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International Journal of Crashworthiness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Satellite Communications Policy and Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
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International Journal of Sustainable Aviation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Turbo and Jet-Engines     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Investigación Pecuaria     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Aerodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Aeronautical Materials     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Journal of Aeronautics & Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 31)
Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 69)
Journal of Aerospace Engineering & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Aerospace Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 34)
Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Aircraft     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 337)
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Journal of Airline and Airport Management     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Astrobiology & Outreach     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Journal of Engineering and Technological Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 205)
Journal of KONBiN     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Navigation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 280)
Journal of Propulsion and Power     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 615)
Journal of Space Safety Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Journal of Space Weather and Space Climate     Open Access   (Followers: 27)
Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 773)
Journal of Spatial Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of the American Helicopter Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Journal of the Astronautical Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Journal of the Australasian Society of Aerospace Medicine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Life Sciences in Space Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
MAD - Magazine of Aviation Development     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Mekanika : Jurnal Teknik Mesin i     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Microgravity Science and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
New Space     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Nonlinear Dynamics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
npj Microgravity     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Open Aerospace Engineering Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Perspectives of Earth and Space Scientists i     Open Access  
Population Space and Place     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Problemy Mechatroniki. Uzbrojenie, lotnictwo, inżynieria bezpieczeństwa / Problems of Mechatronics. Armament, Aviation, Safety Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Progress in Aerospace Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 81)
Propulsion and Power Research     Open Access   (Followers: 68)
REACH - Reviews in Human Space Exploration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Research & Reviews : Journal of Space Science & Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
RocketSTEM     Free   (Followers: 6)
Russian Aeronautics (Iz VUZ)     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Science and Education : Scientific Publication of BMSTU     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Space and Polity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Space Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Space Research Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 48)
Space Safety Magazine     Free   (Followers: 51)
Space Science International     Open Access   (Followers: 202)
Space Science Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 97)
SpaceNews     Free   (Followers: 825)
Spatial Information Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Technical Soaring     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Transport and Aerospace Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transportmetrica A : Transport Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Unmanned Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Xibei Gongye Daxue Xuebao / Journal of Northwestern Polytechnical University     Open Access  
Вісник Національного Авіаційного Університету     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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Nonlinear Dynamics
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.468
Citation Impact (citeScore): 4
Number of Followers: 20  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1573-269X - ISSN (Online) 0924-090X
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  • Designing an authenticated Hash function with a 2D chaotic map
    • Abstract: This paper shows the use of four sets of coefficient values of the 2D chaotic map to generate pseudo-random number generators. We demonstrate that the generated sequences are random by applying NIST suite 800-22-a and TestU01 tests. The generated random sequences are used to implement a stream cipher and are applied to encrypt images. To detect if the images have been modified, we propose to use the random sequences as keys for a hash function based on the pseudo-dot product. This hash can be used as a message authentication code in the images to detect if the stored information has been compromised. The proposed schemes can be used to encrypt and authenticate any digital data not only images. The random sequences generator is probed also in a high-performance microcontroller STM32F746ZG obtaining a throughput of 173.35 Kbit/s.
      PubDate: 2021-05-12
       
  • Electrostatic levitation: an elegant method to control MEMS switching
           operation
    • Abstract: This paper investigates the characteristics of a micro-switch that uses two side electrodes to open a normally closed switch. The side electrodes surround the fixed electrode in the well-known gap-closing electrode configuration. The side electrodes can open a closed switch and be tuned to respond appropriately to outside forces. The combined electrode system dramatically improves the control of a standard gap-closing electrode configuration. In conventional switches, a DC voltage above a certain value closes the switch. To reopen the switch, the voltage difference is reduced to peel off the moving electrode. Currently, the contact area is carefully designed to avoid stiction, but the degradation over time and stiction forces can cause a permanent failure. In this work, opening occurs by feeding the side electrodes a voltage beyond a certain value that results in a levitation force. Even if the degradation in the surfaces happens, the switch can open by increasing the side voltages. The characteristics of the combined actuation system are thoroughly analyzed and include the static pull-in, static displacement, release voltage, dynamic pull-in, frequency response, and basins of attraction. The results are validated by the experimental tests. The levitation-based micro-switch improves the system tunability as the sensitivity and switching thresholds can be adjusted.
      PubDate: 2021-05-12
       
  • Mutual information matrix based on asymmetric Shannon entropy for
           nonlinear interactions of time series
    • Abstract: Zhao et al. (Nonlin. Dyn. 88, 477-487, 2017) presented the mutual information matrix (MIM) analysis for the study of nonlinear interactions in multivariate time series as an extension of Random Matrix Theory analysis. They considered the histogram estimation of mutual information based on Shannon entropy for discrete distributions. This paper is motivated by the latter, extending MIM analysis from a nonparametric and probabilistic discrete approach to a parametric and probabilistic continuous approach. Specifically, this paper presents the MIM based on Maximum Likelihood Estimators (MLEs) for flexible and tractable families of continuous multivariate distributions, called multivariate skew-elliptical families of distributions. This method focus on multivariate skew-Gaussian and skew-t distributions that allow modeling skewness and heavy-tails, respectively. Performance of the proposed methodology is illustrated by numerical results given by sinusoidal and vector autoregressive fractionally integrated moving-average models, and applied to a meteorological monitoring network data set. Results show that the consideration of skewness and heavy-tails in the transformed ozone time series produced some differences in the MIM estimations compared with those obtained by applying histogram estimations to transformed data. Given that mutual information index (MII) increases in line with the number of bins for the histogram estimator, the proposed methodology based on MLEs considered more robust estimators with respect to the histogram ones to determine the MII of multivariate time series.
      PubDate: 2021-05-12
       
  • Tracking control for underactuated non-minimum phase multibody systems
    • Abstract: We consider tracking control for multibody systems which are modeled using holonomic and non-holonomic constraints. Furthermore, the systems may be underactuated and contain kinematic loops and are thus described by a set of differential-algebraic equations that cannot be reformulated as ordinary differential equations in general. We propose a control strategy which combines a feedforward controller based on the servo-constraints approach with a feedback controller based on a recent funnel control design. As an important tool for both approaches, we present a new procedure to derive the internal dynamics of a multibody system. Furthermore, we present a feasible set of coordinates for the internal dynamics avoiding the effort involved with the computation of the Byrnes–Isidori form. The control design is demonstrated by a simulation for a nonlinear non-minimum phase multi-input, multi-output robotic manipulator with kinematic loop.
      PubDate: 2021-05-12
       
  • Dynamic behaviors of general N -solitons for the nonlocal generalized
           nonlinear Schrödinger equation
    • Abstract: The general N-solitons of nonlocal generalized nonlinear Schrödinger equations with third-order, fourth-order and fifth-order dispersion terms and nonlinear terms (NGNLS) are studied. Firstly, the Riemann–Hilbert problem and the general N-soliton solutions of NGNLS equations were given. Then, we study the symmetry relations of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors related to the scattering data which involve the reverse-space, reverse-time and reverse-space-time reductions. Thirdly, some novel solitons and the dynamic behaviors which corresponded to novel eigenvalue configurations and the coefficients of higher-order terms are given. In all the three NGNLS equations, their solutions often collapse periodically, but can remain bounded or nonsingular for wide ranges of soliton parameters as well. In addition, it is found that the higher-order terms of the NGNLS equations not only affect the amplitude variation of the soliton, but also influence the singularity and the motion of the soliton.
      PubDate: 2021-05-11
       
  • Modelling personal cautiousness during the COVID-19 pandemic: a case study
           for Turkey and Italy
    • Abstract: Although policy makers recommend or impose various standard measures, such as social distancing, movement restrictions, wearing face masks and washing hands, against the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, individuals follow these measures with varying degrees of meticulousness, as the perceptions regarding the impending danger and the efficacy of the measures are not uniform within a population. In this paper, a compartmental mathematical model is presented that takes into account the importance of personal cautiousness (as evidenced, for example, by personal hygiene habits and carefully following the rules) during the COVID-19 pandemic. Two countries, Turkey and Italy, are studied in detail, as they share certain social commonalities by their Mediterranean cultural codes. A mathematical analysis of the model is performed to find the equilibria and their local stability, focusing on the transmission parameters and investigating the sensitivity with respect to the parameters. Focusing on the (assumed) viral exposure rate, possible scenarios for the spread of COVID-19 are examined by varying the viral exposure of incautious people to the environment. The presented results emphasize and quantify the importance of personal cautiousness in the spread of the disease.
      PubDate: 2021-05-11
       
  • Nonlinear dynamics of a basketball rolling around the rim
    • Abstract: We analyse the dynamics of a basketball which rolls around the rim of a basketball hoop. The rolling steady motions are determined, and we investigate falling, slipping, and instability. The qualitative behaviour of the global dynamics is analysed and the possible trajectories are categorised. We investigate the effect of initial conditions which cause the basketball to fall inside or outside the basket or to remain on the rim.
      PubDate: 2021-05-11
       
  • Small-world effects in a modified epidemiological model with mutation and
           permanent immune mechanism
    • Abstract: Pandemic with mutation and permanent immune spreading in a small-world network described is studied by a modified SIR model, with consideration of mutation-immune mechanism. First, a novel mutation-immune model is proposed to modify the classical SIR model to simulate the transmission of mutable viruses that can be permanently immunized in small-world networks. Then, the influences of the size, coordination number and disorder parameter of the small-world network on the spread of the epidemic are analyzed in detail. Finally, the influences of mutation cycle and infection rate on epidemic transmission in small-world network are investigated further. The results show that the structure of the small-world network and the virus mutation cycle have an important impact on the spread of the epidemic. For viruses that can be permanently immunized, virus mutation is equivalent to making the immune cycle of human beings from infinite to finite. The dynamical behavior of the modified SIR epidemic model changes from an irregular, low-amplitude evolution at small disorder parameter to a spontaneous state of wide amplitude oscillations at large disorder parameter. Moreover, similar transition can also be found in increasing mutation cycle parameter. The maximum valid variation mutation decreases with the increase of disorder parameter and coordination number, but increase with respect to system size. In addition above, as the infection rate increases, the fraction of the infected increases and then decreases. As the mutation cycle increases, the time-average fraction of the infected and the infection rate corresponding to the maximum time-average fraction of the infected also decrease. As one conclusion, the results could give a deep understanding Pandemic with mutation and permanent immune spreading, from viewpoint of small-world network.
      PubDate: 2021-05-11
       
  • An adjustable visual image cryptosystem based on 6D hyperchaotic system
           and compressive sensing
    • Abstract: In this paper, an efficient and adjustable visual image encryption scheme is proposed by combining a 6D hyperchaotic system, compressive sensing, and Bezier curve embedding. First, the plain image is sparse by discrete wavelet transform (DWT). Then, the sparse image is encrypted and compressed through game-of-life (GOL) hybrid scrambling and compressive sensing into a cipher image. Next, Bezier curve embedding is utilized to embed the cipher image into the carrier image in wavelet domain. After these operations, the final visually meaningful steganographic image is generated. Additionally, the frequency-domain information of the plain image is used to generate the initial values of the 6D hyperchaotic system in scrambling process, which makes the proposed encryption scheme able to effectively resist the chosen-plaintext attacks (CPA) and the known-plaintext attacks (KPA). Moreover, our scheme exhibits excellent adjustable performance compared with existing related schemes. Ultimately, simulation results and comprehensive performance analyses demonstrate that the scheme proposed in this paper has high decryption quality, visual security, robustness, and operating efficiency.
      PubDate: 2021-05-10
       
  • Modified Morris–Lecar neuron model: effects of very low frequency
           electric fields and of magnetic fields on the local and network dynamics
           of an excitable media
    • Abstract: A Morris–Lecar neuron model is considered with electric and magnetic field effects where the electric field is a time-varying sinusoid and magnetic field is simulated using an exponential flux memristor. We have shown that the exposure to electric and magnetic fields have significant effects on the neurons and has exhibited complex oscillations. The neurons exhibit a frequency-locked state for the periodic electric field and different ratios of frequency-locked states with respect to the electric field frequency is also presented. To show the impact of the electric and magnetic fields on network of neurons, we have constructed different types of network and have shown the network wave propagation phenomenon. Interestingly, the nodes exposed to both electric and magnetic fields exhibit more stable spiral waves compared to the nodes exhibited only to the magnetic fields. Also, when the number of layers is increased, the range of electric field frequency for which the layers exhibit spiral waves also increases.
      PubDate: 2021-05-09
       
  • Identification and severity estimation of a breathing crack in a plate via
           nonlinear dynamics
    • Abstract: Cracks in mechanical structures are normally fatigue cracks which open and close (hence called breathing cracks) upon excitation thus introducing nonlinearity. These nonlinear cracks, particularly early cracks are difficult to identify and hence may lead to catastrophic failure of the whole structure, if remain undetected. Breathing cracks in beam-like (1D) structures have been modeled and identified successfully to date. However, these types of nonlinear cracks are difficult to identify in plate-like (2D) structures. Researchers have modeled open part-through cracks analytically in plates, but it still needs to be explored in case of breathing part-through and through-cracks. This paper presents the mathematical modeling of a breathing part-through crack in a plate based on piecewise equations. Further, in order to identify this crack, a proposed enhancement of the Hilbert transform from 1 to 2D structure is presented. The cracked plate model is that of a bilinear oscillator with two frequencies corresponding to two stiffness regions indicating breathing. The piecewise equations used to model breathing crack, are combined by considering its dynamic characteristics at the stiffness interface. The breathing frequency obtained is validated analytically, numerically as well as by simulated experiments. The results indicate that the proposed method successfully identified the nonlinear breathing crack. Another important finding is that instantaneous frequency obtained can be related to severity estimation of crack.
      PubDate: 2021-05-09
       
  • Synchronization and chimeras in a network of photosensitive
           FitzHugh–Nagumo neurons
    • Abstract: Recently, a photosensitive model has been proposed that takes into account nonlinear encoding and responses of photosensitive neurons that are subject to optical signals. In the model, a photocell term has been added to the well-known FitzHugh–Nagumo neuron, which results in a time-varying voltage source. The modified model exhibits most of the main characteristics of biological neurons, like spiking, bursting, and chaotic responses, but is also amenable to study the effect of optical signals. In this paper, we consider a small-world network of photosensitive neurons and study their collective behavior in dependence on interaction strength. We show that the network exhibits synchronization in a specific range of coupling strengths before transcending into a chimera state. We use the master stability function, a local-order parameter, as well as recurrence plots to verify the reported results.
      PubDate: 2021-05-09
       
  • Correction to: Robust control of reaction wheel bicycle robot via adaptive
           integral terminal sliding mode
    • Abstract: A correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11071-021-06473-5
      PubDate: 2021-05-05
       
  • Suppression of a nonplanar motion in an externally excited string by the
           addition of viscosity based on velocity feedback control
    • Abstract: This study concerns the out-of-plane motion of a vertically disposed string with one end fixed and the other subjected to a harmonic excitation. Excited in its primary resonance, the string can vibrate in the direction orthogonal to the excitation direction through nonlinear coupling effects and has out-of-plane motion. To suppress this out-of-plane motion, we propose a boundary control method that modifies the boundary condition of the fixed upper end, i.e., we move the fixed upper end in the direction orthogonal to the external excitation. The unstable range for trivial steady state motion in this direction, which exists in the neighborhood of the primary resonance condition, changes to a stable range under suitable feedback gain. The out-of-plane motion is then suppressed for any excitation frequency. Experiments conducted using a simple apparatus confirmed the validity of the proposed method adopting boundary control.
      PubDate: 2021-05-05
       
  • A power-form method for dynamic systems: investigating the steady-state
           response of strongly nonlinear oscillators by their equivalent
           Duffing-type equation
    • Abstract: This paper aims to apply a transformation method that replaces the elastic forces of the original equation of motion with a power-form elastic term. The accuracy obtained from the derived equivalent equations of motion is evaluated by studying the finite-amplitude damped, forced vibration of a vertically suspended load body supported by incompressible, homogeneous, and isotropic viscohyperelastic elastomer materials. Numerical integrations of the original equations of two oscillators described by neo-Hookean and Mooney–Rivlin viscohyperelastic elastomer material models, and their equivalent equations of motion, are compared to the frequency–amplitude steady-state solutions obtained from the harmonic balance and the averaging methods. It is shown from numerical integrations and approximate steady-state solutions that the equivalent equations predict well the original system dynamic response despite having higher system nonlinearities.
      PubDate: 2021-05-05
       
  • Input-to-state stability of hybrid stochastic systems with unbounded
           delays and impulsive effects
    • Abstract: In this paper, we investigate input-to-state stability (ISS) problem for a general model of hybrid stochastic systems with unbounded delays and impulsive effects, in which stochastic disturbances involve white noise and Markov chain. Firstly, we establish a novel differential inequality with unbounded delays and variable inputs, which extends and improves some existing results. Then, by using the obtained inequality, the sufficient conditions are derived to determine ISS properties on impulsive robustness and impulsive stabilization for the impulsive stochastic systems with unbounded delays. The results not only show that the ISS properties still remain under certain impulsive perturbations for some continuous stable systems, but also indicate that an unstable system can be successfully stabilized to be input-to-state stable by impulses even if the corresponding continuous system is unstable. The obtained criteria are applied to study the ISS problems for impulsive stochastic neural networks and the systems of energy-storing electrical circuit. Finally, two numerical examples and their simulations are given to illustrate the validity of theoretical results.
      PubDate: 2021-05-05
       
  • Vibration reduction of a quadrotor with a cable-suspended payload using
           polynomial trajectories
    • Abstract: This paper considers a transportation system consisting of a quadrotor with a cable-suspended payload. The main focus of this paper is to investigate the effect of polynomial trajectories on the vibration of the cable-suspended payload and to show which polynomial trajectory results in less vibration. A mathematical analysis and a parametric study were carried out to investigate the effect of the degree of the polynomial trajectory on its kinematic behavior. A conjecture relates the degree of the polynomial trajectory and its kinematic behavior to the corresponding payload vibration was introduced. The base excitation model of vibratory systems was proposed as the model of the transportation system of interest. The vibration analysis of both the transportation system and the polynomial trajectories was conducted analytically to show which polynomial trajectory has the least payload vibration. A second stage of payload vibration reduction was provided by introducing a method to reduce the transmitted vibration from the quadrotor to the payload for any quadrotor trajectory. A roadmap to design the transportation task that can reduce the payload vibration was proposed. Both the simulation and the experimental results were presented, discussed and analyzed to verify the findings of this paper.
      PubDate: 2021-05-05
       
  • Nonlinear feedback anti-control of limit cycle and chaos in a mechanical
           oscillator: theory and experiment
    • Abstract: Though engineers believe that self-excited oscillation and chaos is detrimental, recent research has revealed that self-excited periodic and chaotic oscillation can be effectively utilized in many engineering processes and devices for significant benefits. Then a simple nonlinear acceleration feedback controller is proposed to generate self-excited periodic and chaotic oscillation in a mechanical oscillator. Analytical expressions relating the amplitude of limit cycles and control parameters are obtained by the method of multiple time scales. Analytical results are verified by numerical simulations performed in MATLAB–SIMULINK. Existence of chaotic oscillations is confirmed by numerical simulations. An extensive parametric study is carried out to reveal the nature of the chaotic oscillations and its dependence on the controller parameters. Theoretical results are finally verified by experiments. It is generally observed that the same controller can be used to induce both periodic and chaotic oscillations just by flipping the phase of the controller. This is possibly the first example where the same controller can be utilized to generate periodic and chaotic oscillation in a mechanical system. The findings of the paper are believed to be used in macro- and micro-mechanical systems.
      PubDate: 2021-05-05
       
  • Synchronization control for networked mobile robot systems based on
           Udwadia–Kalaba approach
    • Abstract: This paper addresses the problem of synchronization control for networked multi-mobile robot systems from the perspective of analytical mechanics. By reformulating the task requirement as a constrained motion problem, a unified synchronization algorithm for networked multi-mobile robot systems with or without leaders is proposed in combination with algebraic graph theory and the Udwadia–Kalaba approach. With the proposed algorithm, the networked mobile robot system can achieve synchronization from arbitrary initial conditions for the leaderless case and realize accurate trajectory tracking with explicitly given reference trajectories for the leader-following case. Numerical simulations of a networked wheeled mobile robot system are performed under different network structures and various trajectory requirements to show the performance of the proposed control algorithm.
      PubDate: 2021-05-04
       
  • An ergodic-averaging method to differentiate covariant Lyapunov vectors
    • Abstract: Covariant Lyapunov vectors or CLVs span the expanding and contracting directions of perturbations along trajectories in a chaotic dynamical system. Due to efficient algorithms to compute them that only utilize trajectory information, they have been widely applied across scientific disciplines, principally for sensitivity analysis and predictions under uncertainty. In this paper, we develop a numerical method to compute the directional derivatives of the first CLV along its own direction; the norm of this derivative is also the curvature of one-dimensional unstable manifolds. Similar to the computation of CLVs, the present method for their derivatives is iterative and analogously uses the second-order derivative of the chaotic map along trajectories, in addition to the Jacobian. We validate the new method on a super-contracting Smale–Williams Solenoid attractor. We also demonstrate the algorithm on several other examples including smoothly perturbed Arnold Cat maps, and the Lorenz’63 attractor, obtaining visualizations of the curvature of each attractor. Furthermore, we reveal a fundamental connection of the derivation of the CLV self-derivative computation with an efficient computation of linear response of chaotic systems.
      PubDate: 2021-05-04
       
 
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