Dynamical Systems

Exploiting nonlinearity and shaping dynamics in creative and deeply mathematical ways.

A nonlinear dynamical system is one described by nonlinear differential or difference equations. MERL's interest is to improve the performance of MELCO products and technology through the application and extension of nonlinear dynamical systems theory. We are developing new analytical methods and computational tools, and are focused on applications including mixing in fluids and the design of minimum-fuel trajectories for space probes, both of which exploit nonlinearity and chaos in highly creative and deeply mathematical ways.