Experiments on autonomous Boolean networks.


Journal Article

We realize autonomous Boolean networks by using logic gates in their autonomous mode of operation on a field-programmable gate array. This allows us to implement time-continuous systems with complex dynamical behaviors that can be conveniently interconnected into large-scale networks with flexible topologies that consist of time-delay links and a large number of nodes. We demonstrate how we realize networks with periodic, chaotic, and excitable dynamics and study their properties. Field-programmable gate arrays define a new experimental paradigm that holds great potential to test a large body of theoretical results on the dynamics of complex networks, which has been beyond reach of traditional experimental approaches.

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Cited Authors

  • Rosin, DP; Rontani, D; Gauthier, DJ; Schöll, E

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 025102 -

PubMed ID

  • 23822500

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23822500

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-7682

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1054-1500

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.4807481


  • eng