Complex Systems

Pinning Control in a System of Mobile Chaotic Oscillators Download PDF

Reza Dariani*
Strasbourg University, France

Arturo Buscarino†
Luigi Fortuna‡
Mattia Frasca§
University of Catania, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettrica, Elettronica e Informatica
Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Laboratorio sui Sistemi Complessi, Scuola Superiore di Catania, University of Catania
Via Valdisavoia 9, 95123 Catania, Italy



In this paper, pinning control in a system of moving agents (each one associated with a chaotic dynamical system) was investigated. In particular, we studied and compared two different strategies for pinning control and discussed the nontrivial relation between synchronization and chaotic agent control. Our results show how system parameters such as agent density are critical in order to reach synchronous agent behavior as well as to reach global control of the system by pinning a reduced set of agents.