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Delay-dependent exponential stability for Markovian jumping stochastic Cohen-Grossberg neural networks with p-Laplace diffusion and partially known transition rates via a differential inequality
© Rao et al.; licensee Springer 2013
Received: 9 January 2013
Accepted: 7 June 2013
Published: 26 June 2013
In this paper, new stochastic global exponential stability criteria for delayed impulsive Markovian jumping p-Laplace diffusion Cohen-Grossberg neural networks (CGNNs) with partially unknown transition rates are derived based on a novel Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional approach, a differential inequality lemma and the linear matrix inequality (LMI) technique. The employed methods are different from those of previous related literature to some extent. Moreover, a numerical example is given to illustrate the effectiveness and less conservatism of the proposed method due to the significant improvement in the allowable upper bounds of time delays.
It is well known that Cohen-Grossberg in  proposed originally the Cohen-Grossberg neural networks (CGNNs). Since then the CGNNs have found their extensive applications in pattern recognition, image and signal processing, quadratic optimization, and artificial intelligence [2–6]. However, these successful applications are greatly dependent on the stability of the neural networks, which is also a crucial feature in the design of the neural networks. In practice, both time delays and impulse may cause undesirable dynamic network behaviors such as oscillation and instability [2–12]. Therefore, the stability analysis for delayed impulsive CGNNs has become a topic of great theoretic and practical importance in recent years [2–6]. Recently, CGNNs with Markovian jumping parameters have been extensively studied due to the fact that systems with Markovian jumping parameters are useful in modeling abrupt phenomena such as random failures, operating in different points of a nonlinear plant, and changing in the interconnections of subsystems [13–18]. Noise disturbance is unavoidable in real nervous systems, which is a major source of instability and poor performances in neural networks. A neural network can be stabilized or destabilized by certain stochastic inputs. The synaptic transmission in real neural networks can be viewed as a noisy process introduced by random fluctuations from the release of neurotransmitters and other probabilistic causes. Hence, noise disturbance should be also taken into consideration in discussing the stability of neural networks [14–18]. On the other hand, diffusion phenomena cannot be unavoidable in real world. Usually diffusion phenomena were simulated by linear Laplacian diffusion for simplicity in many previous literatures [2, 19–21]. However, diffusion behavior is so complicated that the nonlinear reaction-diffusion models were considered in several papers [3, 22–25]. The nonlinear p-Laplace diffusion () was considered in simulating some diffusion behaviors . In addition, aging of electronic component, external disturbance, and parameter perturbations always result in a side-effect of partially unknown Markovian transition rates [26, 27]. To the best of our knowledge, stochastic stability for the delayed impulsive Markovian jumping p-Laplace diffusion CGNNs has rarely been considered. Besides, the stochastic exponential stability always remains the key factor of concern owing to its importance in designing a neural network, and such a situation motivates our present study. So, in this paper, we shall investigate the stochastic global exponential stability criteria for the above-mentioned CGNN by means of the linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) approach.
2 Model description and preliminaries
where , , .
Then, according to [, Definition 2.1], is an equilibrium point of system (2.3). Hence, further we only need to consider the stability of the null solution of Cohen-Grossberg neural networks. Naturally, we propose the following hypotheses on system (2.3) with .
(A1) is a bounded, positive, and continuous diagonal matrix, i.e., there exist two positive diagonal matrices and such that .
However, , in (A3) may not be positive constants, and hence the functions f, g are more generic.
Remark 2.2 It is obvious from (2.4) that , and then .
Here is a given scalar, and is a bounded domain with a smooth boundary ∂ Ω of class by Ω, , where is the state variable of the i th neuron and the j th neuron at time t and in a space variable x. Matrix satisfies for all j, k, , where the smooth functions are diffusion operators. denotes the Hadamard product of matrix and (see  or  for details).
where ‘?’ represents the inaccessible element. For notational clarity, we denote and for a given . Denote . The time-varying delay satisfies with . , , where represents an amplification function, and is an appropriately behavior function. , and are denoted by , , with , , respectively, and , denote the connection strengths of the k th neuron on the l th neuron in the mode , respectively. is a symmetrical matrix for any given k, i. Denote vector functions , , where , are neuron activation functions of the j th unit at time t and in a space variable x.
Throughout this paper, we assume (A1)-(A3) and the following conditions hold:
(A4) for all .
Remark 2.3 The condition is not too stringent for a semi-positive definite matrix . Indeed, if all , .
Similarly as is [, Definition 2.1], we can see from (A4) that system (2.5) has the null solution as its equilibrium point.
Lemma 2.1 [, Lemma 6]
Lemma 2.2 (see )
- (2), where , and there exist constants , such that
where , is the unique solution of the equation ;
3 Main results
Theorem 3.1 Assume that . If the following conditions are satisfied:
(C3) there exists a constant such that , and , where with and , and is the unique solution of the equation with and ,
then the null solution of system (2.5) is stochastically exponentially stable with the convergence rate .
where is a solution for system (2.5). □
Remark 3.1 Here, we employ some new methods different from those of [, (2.4)-(2.6)] in the proof of [, Theorem 2.1] and [, Theorem 3.1]. Hence, our LMI condition (3.1) is more effective than the LMI condition (2.1) in [, Theorem 2.1] even when system (2.5) is reduced to system (3.11) (see Remark 3.3 below).
Therefore, we can see by [, Definition 2.1] that the null solution of system (2.5) is globally stochastically exponentially stable in the mean square with the convergence rate .
Remark 3.2 Although the employed Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional is simple, together with the condition (A3) it simplifies the proof process. Moreover, the obtained LMI-based criterion is more effective and less conservative than [, Theorem 2.1], which will be shown in a numerical example of Remark 3.3.
where M is a symmetrical matrix.
In order to compare with the main result of , we may as well educe the following corollary based on Theorem 3.1.
Corollary 3.2 If the following conditions are satisfied:
(C3*) there exists a constant such that , and , where with and , and is the unique solution of the equation with and ,
then the null solution of system (3.11) is stochastically globally exponential stable in the mean square with the convergence rate .
and other two conditions similar as (C2*) and (C3*) hold, then the null solution of system (3.11) is stochastically globally exponential stable in the mean square.
and , .
As pointed out in Remark 3.1 and Remark 3.2, our Theorem 3.1 and its Corollary 3.2 are more feasible and less conservative than [, Theorem 2.1] as a result of our new methods employed in this paper.
Remark 3.4 Both the conclusion and the proof methods of Theorem 3.1 are different from those previous related results in the literature (see, e.g., [2, 3]). Below, we shall give a numerical example to show that Theorem 3.1 is more effective and less conservative than some existing results due to significant improvement in the allowable upper bounds of delays.
4 A numerical example
In Case (1), (the empty set), and hence and for all .
Next, we shall prove that the above data , , and Q make the conditions (C2) and (C3) hold, respectively.
Indeed, by computing, we have , , , , , , , and then , . Then , and hence (C2) holds.
Let , , and . Solve , and hence . Moreover, it follows by direct computation that . Owing to , we have . Thereby, a direct computation can derive that and .
Next, we shall prove that the above data , , and Q make the conditions (C2) and (C3) hold, respectively.
Indeed, we can get by direct computations that , , , , , , , and then , , and hence . So, the condition (C2) in Theorem 3.1 holds.
Similarly, let , , and . Solve , and hence . Moreover, it follows by direct computation that . Owing to , we have . Thereby, a direct computation can derive that and .
Therefore, it follows from Theorem 3.1 that the null solution of system (4.1) is stochastically exponentially stable with the convergence rate .
Allowable upper bound of τ and the convergence rate for Theorem 3.1 in Case (1) and Case (2)
Time delays τ
Remark 4.1 Table 1 shows that the null solution of system (4.1) (or (2.5)) is stochastically globally exponential stable in the mean square for the maximum allowable upper bounds . Hence, as pointed out in Remark 3.3, the approach developed in Theorem 3.1 is more effective and less conservative than some existing results ([, Theorem 2.1], ).
In this paper, new LMI-based stochastic global exponential stability criteria for delayed impulsive Markovian jumping reaction-diffusion Cohen-Grossberg neural networks with partially unknown transition rates and the nonlinear p-Laplace diffusion are obtained, the feasibility of which can be easily checked by the Matlab LMI toolbox. Moreover, numerical example illustrates the effectiveness and less conservatism of all the proposed methods via the significant improvement in the allowable upper bounds of time delays. For further work, we are considering how to make the nonlinear p-Laplace diffusion item play a positive role in the stability criteria, which still remains an open and challenging problem.
The authors would like to thank the editor and the anonymous referees for their detailed comments and valuable suggestions which considerably improved the presentation of this paper. This work was supported in part by the National Basic Research Program of China (2010CB732501), the Scientific Research Fund of Science Technology Department of Sichuan Province (2012JYZ010), and the Scientific Research Fund of Sichuan Provincial Education Department (12ZB349).
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