2015 Volume 8 Issue 3 Pages 209-213
A problem in the field of nonlinear dynamics is considered with a technique of control theory. In particular, for preventing a nonlinear dynamical system from making undesirable bifurcation, it is proposed to control its parameter with a stability index and a matrix inequality. A basic idea is to update the parameter of the system so as to minimize the stability index. Since the stability index is not differentiable as a function of the parameter, its minimization is carried out through equivalent transformation to a smooth minimization problem, where a matrix inequality is used. The proposed method is applied to a simple dynamical system and shown to be effective. Its generalization is also considered for driving a system to avoid chaos.