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Stochastic resonance in chua's circuit driven by alpha-stable noise
The main aim of this thesis is to investigate the stochastic resonance (SR) in Chua's circuit driven by alpha-stable noise which has better approximation to a real-world signal than Gaussian distribution. SR is a phenomenon in which the response of a nonlinear system to a sub-threshold (weak) input signal is enhanced with the addition of an optimal amount of noise. There have been an increasing amount of applications based on SR in various fields. Almost all studies related to SR in chaotic systems assume that the noise is Gaussian, which leads researchers to investigate the cases in which the noise is non-Gaussian hence has infinite variance. In this thesis, the spectral power amplification which is used to quantify the SR has been evaluated through fractional lower order Wigner Ville distribution of the response of a system and analyzed for various parameters of alpha-stable noise. The results provide a visible SR effect in Chuaâ€™s circuit driven by symmetric and skewed-symmetric alpha-stable noise distributions. Furthermore, a series of simulations reveal that the mean residence time that is the average time spent by the trajectory in an attractor can vary depending on different alpha-stable noise parameters.