networks, network structure, coupled oscillators, synchronization
This dissertation analyzes the fundamental limits for the determination of the network structure of loosely coupled oscillators based on observing the behavior of the network, specifically, node synchronization. The determination of the requisite characteristics and underlying behaviors necessary for the application of a theoretical mechanism for determining the underlying network topology in a network of loosely coupled natural oscillators are the desired outcome. To that end, this effort defines an analytical framework where key components of networks of coupled oscillators are isolated in order to determine the relationships between the various components. The relationship between the number of nodes in a network, the number of connections in the network, the number of connections of a given node, the distribution of the phases of the network, and the resolution of measurement of the components of the network, and system noise is investigated.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
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Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Holifield, Gregory, "Characterization Of Critical Network Components Of Coupled Oscillators" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1088.