Paradox of simple limiter control

Frank Hilker, Frank Westerhoff
2006 Physical Review E  
Chaos control by simple limiters is an easy-to-implement and effective method of stabilizing irregular fluctuations. Here we show that applying limiter control to a state variable can significantly shift its mean value. In many situations, this is a countereffective as well as unexpected result, when the aim of control is also to restrict the dynamics. We discuss this effect on the basis of a model of population dynamics and conclude that it can have severe implications for the management of
more » ... he management of pest species and epidemic spread.
doi:10.1103/physreve.73.052901 pmid:16802979 fatcat:usd2l777lbdy3chhk53re4knyq