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The Variable Structure System: Intermittency, Chaos, and Trapping in Electronic Experiments and Simulations

Jefferies, David J. and Deane, Jonathan H. B. (1998) The Variable Structure System: Intermittency, Chaos, and Trapping in Electronic Experiments and Simulations Complexity International, 6 (1998).

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Abstract

The concept of a Variable Structure System (VSS) ,in which the structure is determined by the dynamical response, is described and measurements and simulations on VSSs comprising electronic systems which display bursty chaotic or "intermittent" behaviour, and also on a network traffic transfer protocol, which is demonstrated to be a VSS in the same sense, are used to support the thesis that such bursty behaviour is common in such systems. An example of trapping in a two-centre system is given to show that the ideas can be extended to continuous-variable dynamical systems having piecewise-linear properties. The studies of these simple electronic systems provide insight for cases where similar behaviour of a time series is observed in other complex systems; some other VSSs are listed and their properties are considered.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published in Complexity International, 6, 1998. Published by Monash University.
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:41
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:33
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/1443

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