Time delay feedback has been shown to produce chaos from non-chaotic systems. In sthis paper, besides the single and double scroll chaotic attractors, a new composite multi-scroll attractor is found in stable systems with time delay feedback. From the viewpoint of the local stability analysis, conservation analysis, Lyapunov exponent spectrum and power spectrum, the composite multi-scroll attractor is shown to be a hyper-chaotic attractor. The phase trajectory in the new composite hyper-chaotic multi-scroll attractor diverges in multiple eigen-directions, which improves the security of secure communication and chaotic encryption. A paradigm using the multi-scroll attractor for encryption is proposed, demonstrating its potential applicability.
Bibliographical noteThis work was supported in part by NSFC (60804040, 61172070), Key Program of Nature Science Foundation of Shaanxi Province (2016ZDJC-01), Innovative Research Team of Shaanxi Province(2013KCT-04), Fok Ying Tong Education Foundation Young Teacher Foundation(111065), Chao Bai was supported by Excellent Ph.D. research fund (310-252071603) at XAUT.
- time delay feedback
- multi-scroll attractor
- hyper-chaotic attractor