Special Issue "Non-linear Devices, Systems, Networks and Their Applications"

A special issue of Applied System Innovation (ISSN 2571-5577).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2019

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Ludovico Minati

World Research Hub Initiative (WRHI), Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 226-8503 Yokohama, Japan and Complex Systems Theory Dept., Institute of Nuclear Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, 31-342 Kraków, Poland
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Interests: non-linear dynamics; non-linear circuits and networks; complex networks; Emergent phenomena; brain dynamics and networks; bio-inspired robotics; bio-signal analysis and brain-computer interfaces

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Recent years have been characterized by resurged and increasing interest in the study of non-linear dynamics in engineered devices and systems. While traditionally treated as a hindrance to the synthesis of effective signal processing and control solutions, non-linear dynamics, including chaotic dynamics, deeply pervade nature, including physical, chemical and biological systems. They underpin self-organization and, in particular, the energy and volume-efficient solution of highly complex computational problems. Despite the relative paucity of analysis and synthesis tools in this area, the engineering community is increasingly looking at non-linear devices, systems and networks as elegant means of solving the challenges related, for example, to distributed computing and the internet-of-things. At the same time, the centrality of non-linear dynamics to all processes taking place in neural, and more generally physiological, systems has become unquestionable, with strong implications for the design of future biomedical and bio-inspired systems.

The aim of this Special Issue is to bring together rather diverse branches of engineering and related disciplines, collecting original research articles, as well as review articles, on the most recent developments and research efforts in this field, with the purpose of inspiring multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research and providing guidelines for future theoretical and applied research. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, simulation and construction of non-linear electronic, optical and mechanical systems;
  • Induction, control and modelling of emergent behaviors in networks of engineered non-linear systems;
  • Applications to telecommunications and networking;
  • Applications to process control, machine learning and robotics;
  • Applications to pattern generation, analysis and recovery;
  • Applications to analog computing and neuromorphic computing;
  • Applications to the analysis of complex signals, with particular emphasis on biosignals and brain-computer interfaces.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hab. Ludovico Minati
Guest Editor

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Research

Open AccessArticle Chaos Synchronization in Visible Light Communications with Variable Delays Induced by Multipath Fading
Appl. Syst. Innov. 2018, 1(4), 45; https://doi.org/10.3390/asi1040045
Received: 10 October 2018 / Revised: 3 November 2018 / Accepted: 5 November 2018 / Published: 9 November 2018
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Visible Light Communication (VLC) uses light-emitting diodes to provide wireless connectivity in public environments. Transmission security in this emerging channel is not trivial. Chaotic modulation techniques can provide encryption directly in the physical layer based on the random-alike evolution and strong synchronization prospect
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Visible Light Communication (VLC) uses light-emitting diodes to provide wireless connectivity in public environments. Transmission security in this emerging channel is not trivial. Chaotic modulation techniques can provide encryption directly in the physical layer based on the random-alike evolution and strong synchronization prospect given by deterministic chaos. In secure chaotic inclusion or embedding methods, continuous-time chaos oscillator models need to be synchronized via a coupling carrier. Here we present a first numerical simulation study for the impact of the variable delays induced by line-of-sight and non-line-of-sight multipath fading in complete chaotic synchronization. More precisely, we analyze a chaotic Colpitts oscillator that is simultaneously transmitting the carrier to several mobile receivers via nine spotlights. Such induced delays depend on both the receiver position and the carrier frequency, influencing the complete synchronization required in modulation via chaotic inclusion. Correlation values for several receiver positions and carrier frequencies are presented, examining the progressive emergence of the multipath effect and its impact on chaotic synchronization. We show that, for the chaotic oscillator and coupling applied in the defined room settings, complete chaotic synchronization can be achieved and that it is robust up to the tens of MHz region. Full article
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