Comparison between conventional and stochastic pinning control

Randa Herzallah*, David Lowe

*Corresponding author for this work

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Theoretical developments on pinning control of complex dynamical networks have mainly focused on the deterministic versions of the model dynamics. However, the dynamical behavior of most real networks is often affected by stochastic noise components. In this paper the pinning control of a stochastic version of the coupled map lattice network with spatiotemporal characteristics is studied. The control of these complex dynamical networks have functional uncertainty which should be considered when calculating stabilizing control signals. Two feedback control methods are considered: the conventional feedback control and modified stochastic feedback control. It is shown that the typically-used conventional control method suffers from the ignorance of model uncertainty leading to a reduction and potentially a collapse in the control efficiency. Numerical verification of the main result is provided for a chaotic coupled map lattice network.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2011 19 th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation (MED)
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0124-5, 978-1-4577-0125-2
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation - Corfu, Greece
Duration: 20 Jun 201123 Jun 2011


Conference19th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation
Abbreviated titleMED 2011


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