Deterministic Chaos

Control of Chaos

The first experimental implementation of the OGY control algorithm was done by Ditto, Rauseo, and Spano using a magnetic ribbon, extended vertically and bent under its weight.
Ribbon at rest Chaotic oscillation Stabilized fixed point Stabilized 2-cycle

A varying magnetic field drove the ribbon into chaotic oscillations.
Unstable fixed points and cycles were identified within the chaos.
Control was achieved by small modifications to the constant component of the magnetic field.
Here are some of the results.

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