An example is presented of an observation function which globally observes the Smale horseshoe, considered as a discrete-time nonlinear dynamical system. The purpose is to present a paradigm for observability of chaotic systems based on symbolic dynamics, and also to illustrate some pathologies which can arise due to the exponential instabilities inherent in chaotic dynamical systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
Number of pages3
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Health and Safety
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality


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