Through system modeling with electronic circuits, two circuits were constructed that exhibit chaos over a wide ranges of initial conditions. The two circuits were one that modeled an algebraically simple “jerk” function and a resistor-inductor-diode (RLD) circuit where the diode was reverse-biased on the positive voltage cycle of the alternating current source. Using simulation data from other experiments, the waveforms, bifurcation plots, and phase space plots of the concrete circuit were verified. Identical circuits were then built containing variable components and coupled to their original, matching circuits. The variable components were used to observe a wide range of conditions to establish the desynchronization parameters and the range of synchronization.
Church, C. M. and Addison, S. R.
"Synchronization Limits of Chaotic Circuits,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 68
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol68/iss1/9