Special Issue "Fractional-Order Circuits & Systems Design and Applications"

A special issue of Electronics (ISSN 2079-9292). This special issue belongs to the section "Circuit and Signal Processing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Dominik Sierociuk
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Faculty of Electrical Engineering; Institute of Control & Industrial Electronics Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, 00-662, Poland
Interests: fractional calculus; variable fractional order operators; analog modellig of fractional constant and variable order systems

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fractional calculus is a generalization of traditional differential calculus into the case whereas derivatives and integrals can be not only of integer orders but also of non-integer–fractional orders. This calculus was found to be a very efficient and valuable tool in many areas of science. One excellent example of using fractional order calculus in electrical engineering is modelling ultracapacitors. Based on an accurate fractional order model, it was possible to explain some interesting phenomena like loss of capacity equivalence with respect to growing frequency and that the resonance frequency of an ultracapacitor-coil circuit is not equal to the frequency for maximum current.

These and other results of modelling electrical elements and devices based on fractional calculus provided strong motivation to explore fractional circuits theory and applications.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to gather original research articles reflecting the latest developments in both theory and applications of fractional order circuits. The areas of interest include, but are not limited to, modelling of electrical and electronic devices like the new generation of ultracapacitors, batteries, fuel cells, analog modelling of constant and variable order operators and systems, fractional order filters, analysis, synthesis, and design methods for circuits with fractional order elements.

Prof. Dr. Dominik Sierociuk
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Fractional caluclus
  • Modelling electronic and electrical devices
  • Analog modelling of constant and variable order operators and systems
  • Analysis methods for fractional order circuits
  • Design methods for fractional order circuits
  • Circuits for chaotic fractional order systems

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Analog Realization of a Fractional Recursive Variable-Type and Order Operator for a Particular Switching Strategy
Electronics 2020, 9(5), 855; https://doi.org/10.3390/electronics9050855 - 21 May 2020
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In this paper, we propose a method of practical realization and an actual, physical hardware implementation of a fractional variable-type and order difference operator that switches between two (i.e., B - and D -type) variable-order definitions. After the theoretical model of such a [...] Read more.
In this paper, we propose a method of practical realization and an actual, physical hardware implementation of a fractional variable-type and order difference operator that switches between two (i.e., B - and D -type) variable-order definitions. After the theoretical model of such a switch, we report the experimental validation on an analog model to prove its adequacy. The tests prove with great certainty that the proposed model and the realization behave correctly. They also let the authors assume that the proposed method is the only one suitable for this case, based on the counterexamples presented. Full article
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