A survey of the field related to control of chaotic systems is presented. Several major branches of research that are discussed are feed-forward (‘non-feedback’) control (based on periodic excitation of the system), the ‘Ott–Grebogi–Yorke method’ (based on the linearization of the Poincaré map), the ‘Pyragas method’ (based on a time-delayed feedback), traditional for control-engineering methods including linear, nonlinear and adaptive control. Other areas of research such as control of distributed (spatio-temporal and delayed) systems, chaotic mixing are outlined. Applications to control of chaotic mechanical systems are discussed.
One contribution of 15 to a Theme Issue ‘Exploiting chaotic properties of dynamical systems for their control’.
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