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Journal of Applied Mathematics

Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 829594, 12 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/829594

## Robust Stochastic Stability Analysis for Uncertain Neutral-Type Delayed Neural Networks Driven by Wiener Process

^{1}College of Information Science and Engineering, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China^{2}Department of Mathematics, Ocean University of China, Qingdao 266100, China

Received 9 July 2011; Revised 20 September 2011; Accepted 27 September 2011

Academic Editor: Shiping Lu

Copyright © 2012 Weiwei Zhang and Linshan Wang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

#### Abstract

The robust stochastic stability for a class of uncertain neutral-type delayed neural networks driven by Wiener process is investigated. By utilizing the Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional and inequality technique, some sufficient criteria are presented in terms of linear matrix inequality (LMI) to ensure the stability of the system. A numerical example is given to illustrate the applicability of the result.

#### 1. Introduction

In the past few years, neural networks and their various generalizations have drawn much research attention owing to their promising potential applications in a variety of areas, such as robotics, aerospace, telecommunications, pattern recognition, image processing, associative memory, signal processing, and combinatorial optimization [1–3]. In such applications, it is of prime importance to ensure the asymptotic stability of the designed neural networks. Because of this, the stability of neural networks has been deeply investigated in the literature [4–14].

It is known that time delays and stochastic perturbations are commonly encountered in the implementation of neural networks, and may result in instability or oscillation. So it is essential to investigate the stability of delayed stochastic neural networks [15, 16]. Moreover, uncertainties are unavoidable in practical implementation of neural networks due to modeling errors and parameter fluctuation, which also cause instability and poor performance [15, 17, 18]. Therefore, it is significant to introduce such uncertainties into delayed stochastic neural networks.

On the other hand, because of the complicated dynamic properties of the neural cells in the real world, it is natural and important that systems will contain some information about the derivative of the past state. Practically, such phenomenon always appears in the study of automatic control, circuit analysis, chemical process simulation, and population dynamics, and so forth. Recently, there has been increasing interest in the study of delayed neural networks of neutral type, see [6–15, 18–24]. In [6, 8], the authors developed the global asymptotic stability of neutral-type neural networks with delays by utilizing the Lyapunov stability theory and LMI technique. In [9, 10], the global exponential stability of neutral-type neural networks with distributed delays is studied. However, the stochastic perturbations were not taken into account in those delayed neural networks [6–10].

In [23, 24], the authors discussed the robust stability for uncertain stochastic neural networks of neutral-type with time-varying delays. However, the distributed delays were not taken into account in the models. So far, there are only a few papers that not only deal with the stochastic stability analysis for delayed neural networks of neutral-type, but also consider the parameter uncertainties.

To the best of our knowledge, there are very few results on the stochastic stability analysis for uncertain neutral-type neural networks with both discrete and distributed delays driven by Wiener process. This motivates the research in this paper.

In this paper, a class of uncertain neutral-type delayed neural networks driven by Wiener process is considered. By constructing a suitable Lyapunov functional, some new stability criteria to guarantee the system to be stochastically asymptotically stable in the mean square are given, which are less conservative than some existing reports. The structure of the addressed system is more general than in the other papers. The criteria can be checked easily by the LMI control toolbox in MATLAB. Moreover, a numerical example is given to illustrate the effectiveness and improvement over some existing results.

#### 2. Preliminaries

*Notations 2. * denotes that is a negative definite matrix. The superscript “” stands for the transpose of a matrix. denotes a complete probability space, stands for the mathematical expectation operator. stands for the Euclidean norm. is the identity matrix of appropriate dimension, and the symmetric terms in a symmetric matrix are denoted by .

Consider the following class of uncertain neutral-type delayed neural networks driven by Wiener process: where is the neuron state vector, , , , , , is a positive diagonal matrix, are the connection weight matrices, are known real constant matrices, represent the time-varying parameter uncertain terms. is the neuron activation function with . is an -dimensional Wiener process defined on a complete probability space . are nonnegative, bounded, and differentiable time varying delays satisfying

The admissible parameter uncertain terms are assumed to be the following form: where , are known real constant matrices, is the time-varying uncertain matrix satisfying

Suppose that is bounded and satisfies the following condition: where is a known constant matrix.

Assume that the initial value is -measurable and continuously differentiable, we introduce the following norm: where , .

Under the above assumptions, it is easy to verify that there exists a unique equilibrium point of system (2.1) (see [25]).

*Definition 2.1. *The equilibrium point of (2.1) is said to be globally robustly stochastically asymptotically stable in the mean square, if the following condition holds:
where is any solution of model (2.1) with initial value .

Lemma 2.2 (Schur complement [26]). *Given constant matrices with appropriate dimensions, where and , then
**
if and only if
*

Lemma 2.3 (see [26]). *Given matrices , and with and a scalar , then
*

Lemma 2.4 (see [27]). *For any constant matrix , , a scalar , vector function such that the integrations are well defined, then
*

#### 3. Main Results

Theorem 3.1. *System (2.1) is globally robustly stochastically asymptotically stable in the mean square, if there exist symmetric positive definite matrices and positive scalars such that LMI holds:
**
where , , , , .*

*Proof. *Using Lemma 2.2, the matrix implies that
where , .

From (2.3), (2.4), using Lemma 2.3, we have
Together with (3.2), we get
where .

Utilizing Lemma 2.2 again, we obtain

Constructing a positive definite Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional as follows:
where , is a constant.

By Ito’s differential formula, we get
From (2.5), for a scalar , we have
Using Lemma 2.4, we have
Together (3.8), (3.9) with , we obtain
That is,
where , and the matrix is given in (3.5).

Taking the mathematical expectation, we get
From (3.5), we know , that is, . By Lyapunov-Krasovskii stability theorems, the system (2.1) is globally robustly asymptotically stable. The proof is completed.

*Remark 3.2. *To the best of our knowledge, few authors have considered the stochastically asymptotic stability for uncertain neutral-type neural networks driven by Wiener process. We can find recent papers [18, 22–24]. However, it is assumed in [18] that the system is a linear model and all delays are constants. In [22], it is assumed that the time-varying delays satisfying , , in this paper, we relax it to . In [23, 24], the authors discussed the robust stability for uncertain stochastic neural networks of neutral-type with time-varying delays. However, the distributed delays were not taken into account in the models. Hence, our results in this paper have wider adaptive range.

*Remark 3.3. *Suppose that (i.e., without neutral-type and distributed delays), then the system (2.1) becomes the one investigated in [15].

*Remark 3.4. *In [17], the authors studied the global stability for uncertain stochastic neural networks with time-varying delay by Lyapunov functional method and LMI technique. However, the neutral term and distributed delays were not taken into account in the models. Therefore, our developed results in this paper are more general than those reported in [17].

*Remark 3.5. *It should be noted that the condition is given as linear matrix inequalities LMIs, therefore, by using the MATLAB LMI Toolbox, it is straightforward to check the feasibility of the condition.

#### 4. Numerical Example

Consider the following uncertain neutral-type delayed neural networks: where , , , , , , .

The constant matrices are By using the MATLAB LMI Control Toolbox, we obtain the feasible solution as follows: , , , That is the system (4.1) is globally robustly stochastically asymptotically stable in the mean square.

#### 5. Conclusion

In this paper, the stochastically asymptotic stability problem has been studied for a class of uncertain neutral-type delayed neural networks driven by Wiener process by utilizing the Lyapunov-Krasovskii functional and linear matrix inequality (LMI) approach. A numerical example is given to illustrate the applicability of the result.

#### Acknowledgment

This paper was fully supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 10771199 and no. 10871117).

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