Intermittent phenomena in switched systems with high coupling strengths

Qingfei Chen, Yiguang Hong, Guanrong Chen, David J. Hill

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In this paper, one kind of intermittency generated by a discontinuous system is studied. Although this system, which is composed of two switched subsystems coupled with a high strength, is nonsmooth, the mechanism of this kind of intermittency can be analyzed with several explicit relations between the intermittency characteristics and the system control parameters. In particular, estimates of "steady-state" values of the system (in the laminar phases) and a critical value for this intermittency can be derived, which are helpful in relevant control systems design. Moreover, some power laws for the observed intermittency are obtained and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2692-2704
Number of pages13
JournalIEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Discontinuous system
  • Intermittency
  • Power law
  • Transverse stability

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