The study of nonlinear systems and chaos is of great importance to science and engineering mainly because real systems are inherently nonlinear and linearization is only valid near the operating point. The interest in chaos was increased when Lorenz accidentally discovered the sensitivity to initial condition during his simulation work on weather prediction. When a nonlinear system is exhibiting deterministic chaos, it is very difficult to predict its response under external disturbances. This behavior is a double-edged weapon. From a control and synchronization point of view, this proposes a challenge. On the other hand, from a communications and encryption perspective, this provides a higher level of security. This chapter is a survey of the recent contributions in engineering applications of fractional order chaotic continuous-time systems. The applications include but not limited to: communication and encryption, FPGA implementations, synchronization and control, modeling of electric motors, and biomedical applications. © 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
AbdelAty A.M., Azar A.T., Vaidyanathan S., Ouannas A., Radwan A.G.
Chaotic systems; Continuous-time systems; Fractional order; Review
Mathematical Techniques of Fractional Order Systems, PP. 409 to 449, Doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-813592-1.00014-3