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Smale–Williams attractor

Robust chaos in autonomous time-delay system

We consider an autonomous system constructed as modification of the logistic differential equation with delay that generates successive trains of oscillations with phases evolving according to chaotic maps. The system contains two feedback loops characterized by two generally distinct  retarding time parameters. In the case of their equality, chaotic dynamics is associated with the  Smale–Williams attractor that corresponds to the double-expanding circle map for the phases of the carrier of the oscillatory trains.