Modeling, Optimization, and Control of Fractional-Order Neural Networks and Nonlinear Systems

A special issue of Fractal and Fractional (ISSN 2504-3110). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 5918

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Dear Colleagues,

With the increasing application of fractional-order theory in the fields of neural networks and nonlinear systems, the Special Issue "Modeling, Optimization, and Control of Fractional-Order Neural Networks and Nonlinear Systems" aims to provide a platform for researchers to showcase their latest research findings, innovative methods and application cases in this field.

The purpose of launching this Special Issue is to bring together significant developments concerning the modeling, optimization and control of fractional-order neural networks and nonlinear systems, and facilitate research collaboration and the exchange of ideas surrounding this topic. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

Modeling and analysis of fractional-order neural networks;

Reinforcement learning control and optimization of fractional-order neural networks;

Intelligent learning and adaptive control of fractional-order neural networks;

Robust distributed control methods of nonlinear systems;

Sampled-data and event-triggered intelligent control;

Distributed intelligent control and optimization applications;

Security control of networked control systems.

Prof. Dr. Kaibo Shi
Dr. Zhinan Peng
Dr. Xin Wang
Dr. Xiao Cai
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Keywords

  • fractional order neural networks
  • nonlinear systems
  • networked control systems
  • modelling and analysis
  • control and optimization
  • intelligent learning
  • multiagent systems

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Magnetically Suspended Control Sensitive Gyroscope Rotor High-Precision Deflection Decoupling Method using Quantum Neural Network and Fractional-Order Terminal Sliding Mode Control
by Yuan Ren, Lei Li, Weijie Wang, Lifen Wang and Weikun Pang
Fractal Fract. 2024, 8(2), 120; https://doi.org/10.3390/fractalfract8020120 - 17 Feb 2024
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To achieve high-precision deflection control of a Magnetically Suspended Control and Sensitive Gyroscope rotor under high dynamic conditions, a deflection decoupling method using Quantum Radial Basis Function Neural Network and fractional-order terminal sliding mode control is proposed. The convergence speed and time complexity [...] Read more.
To achieve high-precision deflection control of a Magnetically Suspended Control and Sensitive Gyroscope rotor under high dynamic conditions, a deflection decoupling method using Quantum Radial Basis Function Neural Network and fractional-order terminal sliding mode control is proposed. The convergence speed and time complexity of the neural network controller limit the control accuracy and stability of rotor deflection under high-bandwidth conditions. To solve the problem, a quantum-computing-based structure optimization method for the Radial Basis Function Neural Network is proposed for the first time, where the input and the center of hidden layer basis function of the neural network are quantum-coded, and quantum rotation gates are designed to replace the Gaussian function. The parallel characteristic of quantum computing is utilized to reduce the time complexity and improve the convergence speed of the neural network. On top of that, in order to further address the issue of input jitter, a fractional-order terminal sliding mode controller based on the Quantum Radial Basis Function Neural Network is designed, the fractional-order differential sliding mode surface and the fractional-order convergence law are proposed to reduce the input jitter and achieve finite-time convergence of the controller, and the Quantum Radial Basis Function Neural Network is used to approximate the residual coupling and external disturbances of the system, resulting in improving the rotor deflection control accuracy. The semi-physical simulation experiments demonstrate the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed method. Full article
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Privacy Preservation of Nabla Discrete Fractional-Order Dynamic Systems
by Jiayue Ma, Jiangping Hu and Zhinan Peng
Fractal Fract. 2024, 8(1), 46; https://doi.org/10.3390/fractalfract8010046 - 11 Jan 2024
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This article investigates the differential privacy of the initial state for nabla discrete fractional-order dynamic systems. A novel differentially private Gaussian mechanism is developed which enhances the system’s security by injecting random noise into the output state. Since the existence of random noise [...] Read more.
This article investigates the differential privacy of the initial state for nabla discrete fractional-order dynamic systems. A novel differentially private Gaussian mechanism is developed which enhances the system’s security by injecting random noise into the output state. Since the existence of random noise gives rise to the difficulty of analyzing the nabla discrete fractional-order systems, to cope with this challenge, the observability of nabla discrete fractional-order systems is introduced, establishing a connection between observability and differential privacy of initial values. Based on it, the noise magnitude required for ensuring differential privacy is determined by utilizing the observability Gramian matrix of systems. Furthermore, an optimal Gaussian noise distribution that maximizes algorithmic performance while simultaneously ensuring differential privacy is formulated. Finally, a numerical simulation is provided to validate the effectiveness of the theoretical analysis. Full article
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Improved Results on Delay-Dependent and Order-Dependent Criteria of Fractional-Order Neural Networks with Time Delay Based on Sampled-Data Control
by Junzhou Dai, Lianglin Xiong, Haiyang Zhang and Weiguo Rui
Fractal Fract. 2023, 7(12), 876; https://doi.org/10.3390/fractalfract7120876 - 11 Dec 2023
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This paper studies the asymptotic stability of fractional-order neural networks (FONNs) with time delay utilizing a sampled-data controller. Firstly, a novel class of Lyapunov–Krasovskii functions (LKFs) is established, in which time delay and fractional-order information are fully taken into account. Secondly, by combining [...] Read more.
This paper studies the asymptotic stability of fractional-order neural networks (FONNs) with time delay utilizing a sampled-data controller. Firstly, a novel class of Lyapunov–Krasovskii functions (LKFs) is established, in which time delay and fractional-order information are fully taken into account. Secondly, by combining with the fractional-order Leibniz–Newton formula, LKFs, and other analysis techniques, some less conservative stability criteria that depend on time delay and fractional-order information are given in terms of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs). In the meantime, the sampled-data controller gain is developed under a larger sampling interval. Last, the proposed criteria are shown to be valid and less conservative than the existing ones using three numerical examples. Full article
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Multi-Machine Power System Transient Stability Enhancement Utilizing a Fractional Order-Based Nonlinear Stabilizer
by Arman Fathollahi and Björn Andresen
Fractal Fract. 2023, 7(11), 808; https://doi.org/10.3390/fractalfract7110808 - 07 Nov 2023
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Given the intricate nature of contemporary energy systems, addressing the control and stability analysis of these systems necessitates the consideration of highly large-scale models. Transient stability analysis stands as a crucial challenge in enhancing energy system efficiency. Power System Stabilizers (PSSs), integrated within [...] Read more.
Given the intricate nature of contemporary energy systems, addressing the control and stability analysis of these systems necessitates the consideration of highly large-scale models. Transient stability analysis stands as a crucial challenge in enhancing energy system efficiency. Power System Stabilizers (PSSs), integrated within excitation control for synchronous generators, offer a cost-effective means to bolster power systems’ stability and reliability. In this study, we propose an enhanced nonlinear control strategy based on synergetic control theory for PSSs. This strategy aims to mitigate electromechanical oscillations and rectify the limitations associated with linear approximations within large-scale energy systems that incorporate thyristor-controlled series capacitors (TCSCs). To dynamically adjust the coefficients of the nonlinear controller, we employ the Fractional Order Fish Migration Optimization (FOFMO) algorithm, rooted in fractional calculus (FC) theory. The FOFMO algorithm adapts by updating position and velocity within fractional-order structures. To assess the effectiveness of the improved controller, comprehensive numerical simulations are conducted. Initially, we examine its performance in a single machine connected to the infinite bus (SMIB) power system under various fault conditions. Subsequently, we extend the application of the proposed nonlinear stabilizer to a two-area, four-machine power system. Our numerical results reveal highly promising advancements in both control accuracy and the dynamic characteristics of controlled power systems. Full article
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Development of an Efficient Variable Step-Size Gradient Method Utilizing Variable Fractional Derivatives
by Luotang Ye, Yanmao Chen and Qixian Liu
Fractal Fract. 2023, 7(11), 789; https://doi.org/10.3390/fractalfract7110789 - 30 Oct 2023
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The fractional gradient method has garnered significant attention from researchers. The common view regarding fractional-order gradient methods is that they have a faster convergence rate compared to classical gradient methods. However, through conducting theoretical convergence analysis, we have revealed that the maximum convergence [...] Read more.
The fractional gradient method has garnered significant attention from researchers. The common view regarding fractional-order gradient methods is that they have a faster convergence rate compared to classical gradient methods. However, through conducting theoretical convergence analysis, we have revealed that the maximum convergence rate of the fractional-order gradient method is the same as that of the classical gradient method. This discovery implies that the superiority of fractional gradients may not reside in achieving fast convergence rates compared to the classical gradient method. Building upon this discovery, a novel variable fractional-type gradient method is proposed with an emphasis on automatically adjusting the step size. Theoretical analysis confirms the convergence of the proposed method. Numerical experiments demonstrate that the proposed method can converge to the extremum point both rapidly and accurately. Additionally, the Armijo criterion is introduced to ensure that the proposed gradient methods, along with various existing gradient methods, can select the optimal step size at each iteration. The results indicate that, despite the proposed method and existing gradient methods having the same theoretical maximum convergence speed, the introduced variable step size mechanism in the proposed method consistently demonstrates superior convergence stability and performance when applied to practical problems. Full article
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