Beck, O; Amann, A; Schöll, E; Socolar, JES; Just, W, *Comparison of time-delayed feedback schemes for spatiotemporal control of chaos in a reaction-diffusion system with global coupling*,
Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 66 no. 1
(2002),
pp. 016213/1-016213/6 [doi] .
**Abstract:**

*Time-delayed feedback control for stabilizing time periodic spatial patterns is investigated in a generic reaction-diffusion system with global coupling. We focus on the case of low-dimensional chaos where unstable patterns admit only a single unstable mode. Spatial degrees of freedom are taken into account to define different control schemes. The efficiency of these schemes is discussed, where control forces are motivated by physical requirements as well as by the possibility of obtaining analytically exact results. We find that control schemes that contain the full feedback of the inhibitor variable may finally destroy the control performance. Thus schemes that omit the inhibitor might be more efficient. Our numerical findings are explained in terms of Floquet spectra and compared with analytical solutions of particular coupling schemes. © 2002 The American Physical Society.*