Rank one chaos in switch-controlled piecewise linear Chua's circuit

Qiudong Wang, Ali Oksasoglu

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In this paper, we continue our study of rank one chaos in switch-controlled circuits. Periodically controlled switches are added to Chua's original piecewise linear circuit to generate rank one attractors in the vicinity of an asymptotically stable periodic solution that is relatively large in size. Our previous investigations relied heavily on the smooth nonlinearity of the unforced systems, and were, by large, restricted to a small neighborhood of supercritical Hopf bifurcations. Whereas the system studied in this paper is much more feasible for physical implementation, and thus the corresponding rank one chaos is much easier to detect in practice. The findings of our purely numerical experiments are further supported by the PSPICE simulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)769-789
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Circuits, Systems and Computers
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2007


  • Chua's circuit
  • Rank one chaos
  • Strange attractors
  • Switch-controlled circuit

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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