Rejecting Chaotic Disturbances Using a Super-Exponential-Zeroing Neurodynamic Approach for Synchronization of Chaotic Sensor Systems

Dechao Chen, Shuai Li, Qing Wu

Research output: Journal article publicationJournal articleAcademic researchpeer-review

32 Citations (Scopus)


Due to the existence of time-varying chaotic disturbances in complex applications, the chaotic synchronization of sensor systems becomes a tough issue in industry electronics fields. To accelerate the synchronization process of chaotic sensor systems, this paper proposes a super-exponential-zeroing neurodynamic (SEZN) approach and its associated controller. Unlike the conventional zeroing neurodynamic (CZN) approach with exponential convergence property, the controller designed by the proposed SEZN approach inherently possesses the advantage of super-exponential convergence property, which makes the synchronization process faster and more accurate. Theoretical analyses on the stability and convergence advantages in terms of both faster convergence speed and lower error bound within the task duration are rigorously presented. Moreover, three synchronization examples substantiate the validity of the SEZN approach and the related controller for synchronization of chaotic sensor systems. Comparisons with other approaches such as the CZN approach, show the convergence superiority of the proposed SEZN approach. Finally, extensive tests further investigate the impact on convergence performance by choosing different values of design parameter and initial state.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSensors (Basel, Switzerland)
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 25 Dec 2018


  • chaos
  • chaotic disturbance rejection
  • fast synchronization
  • recurrent neural networks
  • sensors
  • zeroing neurodynamic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Biochemistry
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Cite this