Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 121323, 10 pages
Research Article

Phase and Antiphase Synchronization between 3-Cell CNN and Volta Fractional-Order Chaotic Systems via Active Control

Department of Electrical Engineering, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin 34149-16818, Iran

Received 23 November 2011; Revised 10 February 2012; Accepted 12 February 2012

Academic Editor: Ahmad M. Harb

Copyright © 2012 Zahra Yaghoubi and Hassan Zarabadipour. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Synchronization of fractional-order chaotic dynamical systems is receiving increasing attention owing to its interesting applications in secure communications of analog and digital signals and cryptographic systems. In this paper, a drive-response synchronization method is studied for “phase and antiphase synchronization” of a class of fractional-order chaotic systems via active control method, using the 3-cell and Volta systems as an example. These examples are used to illustrate the effectiveness of the synchronization method.