Mathematical Problems in Engineering

Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 128580, 14 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/128580

## Linear Matrix Inequality Based Fuzzy Synchronization for Fractional Order Chaos

Department of Electrical Engineering, Northwest A&F University, Yangling 712100, China

Received 8 December 2014; Accepted 27 March 2015

Academic Editor: Evangelos J. Sapountzakis

Copyright © 2015 Bin Wang et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

#### Abstract

This paper investigates fuzzy synchronization for fractional order chaos via linear matrix inequality. Based on generalized Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model, one efficient stability condition for fractional order chaos synchronization or antisynchronization is given. The fractional order stability condition is transformed into a set of linear matrix inequalities and the rigorous proof details are presented. Furthermore, through fractional order linear time-invariant (LTI) interval theory, the approach is developed for fractional order chaos synchronization regardless of the system with uncertain parameters. Three typical examples, including synchronization between an integer order three-dimensional (3D) chaos and a fractional order 3D chaos, anti-synchronization of two fractional order hyperchaos, and the synchronization between an integer order 3D chaos and a fractional order 4D chaos, are employed to verify the theoretical results.

#### 1. Introduction

Fractional order calculus can date back to 300 years ago. Nevertheless, application of fractional order calculus into actual project has not attracted much attention until recent decades [1–4]. It is widely recognized that many systems by introducing fractional order calculus can be better modeled compared with integer order calculus, especially for systems with memory and hereditary factors [5–7]. Many actual projects can be elegantly described with fractional calculus. For example, power system [8], physical system [9], chemical system [10], mechanical system [11], and so on.

As we all know, integer order chaos is universal in practical systems. In recent years, there are also many reports on new fractional order chaos, for example, a new fractional order hyperchaos [12], fractional order Liu chaos [13], fractional order unified chaos [14], and a new double wing fractional order chaos [15]. In particular, because of the application in secure communication and signal processing, chaos synchronization has become a hot topic.

Numerous studies about integer order chaos synchronization have been presented [16–18], while fractional order chaos synchronization in secure communication and signal processing has more advantages than integer order chaos [19–21]. However, could fractional order chaos be well synchronized? It is worth studying. Until now, many synchronous strategies have been presented for the synchronization of fractional order chaos such as pinning synchronization [22], function projective synchronization [23], adaptive synchronization [24], and finite-time synchronization [25].

As we all know, fuzzy method is an effective and robust control strategy, and it can process uncertain parameters well. There is a lot of work reported in fuzzy control and synchronization of chaos. For example, in [26], a new controller is proposed via fuzzy logic for real-time substructuring applications, and the effectiveness is proved by evaluating the response of a framework fixed at one of the beam joints for El-Centro earthquake. In [27], by introducing fuzzy techniques, a command-filtered adaptive fuzzy neural network backstepping control law is presented to restrain chaotic oscillation of marine power system. In [28], a fuzzy adaptive control law is proposed for the projective synchronization of unknown multivariable chaos. There also has been a wide application of integer order chaos fuzzy synchronization based on linear matrix inequality (LMI). In [29], by employing LMI method, a new fuzzy controller based on Takagi-Sugeno (T-S) fuzzy model is designed for chaos synchronization of two Rikitake generator systems. In [30], the authors focus on the observer design for application in secure communications procedure and chaos synchronization based on T-S fuzzy model, and the sufficient stable condition is given as LMI. In [31], T-S fuzzy receding horizon H-infinity synchronization (TSFRHHS) approach is proposed and a novel set of LMI conditions is given. And the scheme is applied to synchronize Lorenz meteorological chaos. However, as we all know, fractional order chaos has different controllability region with chaos of integer order. Can fuzzy synchronization of fractional order chaos be performed via LMI? If the hypothesis is true, what are the specific mathematical derivation and application conditions? There are no relevant results yet. It is still an open problem.

In light of the above analysis, there are several advantages which make our study attractive. Firstly, based on generalized Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model and fractional order stability theorem, one efficient stability condition for fractional order chaos synchronization or antisynchronization is given and the rigorous proof details are presented. Secondly, through the LTI interval theory for fractional order system, the approach is developed for fractional order chaos synchronization regardless the system with uncertain parameters. Thirdly, antisynchronization of fractional order chaos can be easily implemented by this approach. Finally, numerical simulations agree well with theoretical results.

The contents of our paper are given as follows. Some necessary preliminaries are presented in Section 2. Section 3 introduces the system description and fuzzy synchronization design. Three typical examples are employed to verify the validity of the designed approach and numerical simulation results are also included in Section 4. Section 5 draws the conclusions.

#### 2. Mathematical Preparation

##### 2.1. LTI Interval Theory

The LTI interval fractional order system is presented:where are the orders of system (1) and is the uncertainty meeting, , where and are the lower and upper bounds, respectively.

The matrix is equivalent towhereis the identity matrix th column.

Noticing that, for any and , one has

##### 2.2. Generalized Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Model

For a continuous nonlinear fractional order system, the generalized Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model is shown aswhere fuzzy set is () and IF-THEN rules number is , system state vector is , , the premise variables are , and is control variable. Now we can get the generalized Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model:wherewhere represents IF-THEN rule normalized weight, with being the grade of membership of in .

##### 2.3. Parallel Distributed Compensation (PDC) Control Law

There are two basic steps of PDC method. Firstly, each subsystem of the fuzzy model needs to complete local state feedback controller design. Then, the membership functions determine the weights of each local state feedback controller. So the local controllers form global fuzzy controller.

Therefore, the state feedback controller is given as

The PDC control law is expressed in the following:where is the controller gain.

Submitting (9) into (6), one gets

To simplify (10), make the following variants:

Taking into account in (7), (11) could be presented as

In (10), can be equivalent to

Substituting (12) and (13) into (10), one has

Consider uncertain system parameters of fractional order system (14); that is, is uncertain coefficient matrix. From (2), system (14) could be rewritten in the following form:

#### 3. Generalized Synchronization

##### 3.1. System Description

The Caputo fractional derivative has a popular application in engineering, which is adopted in this paper. Considering a class of fractional order chaos, the drive and response systems are described as follows, respectively: where are drive and response system state vectors, respectively. is a continuous vector function for the system. and are vectors representing the drive and response system chaotic orders. and are the linear part of drive and response system parameter matrices. The controller needs to be designed.

The goal is to design a synchronous effective controller , which can make response system (17) track the trajectories of drive system (16) and synchronization between the two systems is finally achieved.

We define the synchronization error aswhere is an arbitrary regulating factor and . Here, the controller is divided into two subcontrollers and ; that is, . The subcontroller is designed as

Submitting (19) to (17), one can get the dynamical error system:

According to the Takagi-Sugeno fuzzy model, we can rewrite dynamical error system (20) as

##### 3.2. Fuzzy Controller Design

According to Section 2.3, using the PDC control law, the subcontroller is composed aswhere is the controller gain.

Substituting (22) into (21), one has

Combining (19) and (22), we can get the total controller:

Lemma 1 (see [32]). *The following inequality holds when is a positive constant and matrices , , and have appropriate dimensions: *

*Lemma 2 (see [33]). Fractional order system (23) will be globally asymptotically stable if the system with real positive symmetric matrix and semidefinite positive matrix is meeting the following condition:*

*Based on Lemma 2, a more flexible stability condition can be described as follows.*

*Lemma 3. Fractional order system (23) will be globally asymptotically stable if there exists a real positive definite symmetric matrix meeting . The function is equivalent to*

*Proof. *From Lemma 2, one hasWe can easily get the equivalent transformation of (28) as follows:where is semidefinite positive matrix. So the following inequality holds:Substituting (1) into (30), one hasMatrix is given asThe following inequality can be obtained via introducing (32) to (31):where .

Therefore, we can rewrite (33) as follows:The proof is finished.

*Theorem 4. When response system (17) is driven by the controller (24), suppose there exists a constant and matrix is positive, by selecting controller gains meeting the inequality following; then dynamical error system (23) will be stable and converge to zero so that the synchronization is achieved. Considerwhere*

*Proof. *The proof of Theorem 4 is given in the Appendix.

*Therefore, dynamical error system (23) is globally asymptotically stable after controller (24) is applied to response system (17). That is to say, the synchronization is realized. According to Schur complement theorem [34], we can easily transform (35) into LMI form.*

*Remark 5. *If the orders of drive system (16) are , that is, , then the synchronization between an integer order chaos and a fractional order chaos can be achieved by the controller (24).

*Remark 6. *Since there exists a scaling factor , we can choose the value of arbitrarily to meet our needs. For example, the synchronization is realized when , and antisynchronization is achieved when .

*4. Numerical Simulation*

*4. Numerical Simulation**To evaluate the effectiveness of the designed synchronization method, we perform three typical examples in this section. The simulation results are modeled in MATLAB software using the fractional predictor-corrector algorithm.*

*Case 1. *
The case is as follows: synchronization between an integer order chaos and a fractional order chaos with uncertain parameters.

*The integer order drive system [35] is written aswhere and the initial values are ; assume that , .*

*Fractional order PMSM chaos [36] is presented as the response system: where , , and are the orders of the system. Figures 1(a)–1(d) show the phase diagram without controller which exhibits chaotic behavior when and with the initial value . Fractional order system (38) is bounded with and , where and .*