Abstract and Applied Analysis

Volume 2012, Article ID 236562, 21 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/236562

## Dynamical Behaviors of Impulsive Stochastic Reaction-Diffusion Neural Networks with Mixed Time Delays

^{1}School of Science, Xidian University, Xi'an 710071, China^{2}Institute of Math and Applied Math, Xianyang Normal University, Xianyang 712000, China

Received 17 April 2012; Accepted 16 June 2012

Academic Editor: Sabri Arik

Copyright © 2012 Weiyuan Zhang et al. 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

We discuss the dynamical behaviors of impulsive stochastic reaction-diffusion neural networks (ISRDNNs) with mixed time delays. By using a well-known *L*-operator differential inequality with mixed time delays and combining with the Lyapunov-Krasovkii functional approach, as well as linear matrix inequality (LMI) technique, some novel sufficient conditions are derived to ensure the existence, uniqueness, and global exponential stability of the periodic solutions for ISRDNNs with mixed time delays in the mean square sense. The obtained sufficient conditions depend on the reaction-diffusion terms. The results of this paper are new and improve some of the previously known results. The proposed model is quite general since many factors such as noise perturbations, impulsive phenomena, and mixed time delays are considered. Finally, two numerical examples are provided to verify the usefulness of the obtained results.

#### 1. Introduction

In recent years, neural networks (NNs) with time delays have received considerable attention due to their extensive applications in solving some optimization problems, associative memory, classification of patterns, and other areas. In implementation of NNs, however, time delays are unavoidably encountered. It has been found that the existence of time delays may lead to instability and oscillation in a neural network. Therefore, the analysis of the dynamical behaviors such as stability, periodic oscillation, and chaotic behavior are necessary work for practical design of delayed NNs [1–12]. Zheng and Chen [1] studied the exponential stability for delayed periodic dynamical systems. In [2], the global exponential stability and periodicity of a class of recurrent NNs with time delays are addressed by using Lyapunov functional method and inequality techniques. In the factual operations, however, the diffusion phenomena could not be ignored in NNs when electrons are moving in asymmetric electromagnetic fields. So we must consider that the activations vary in space as well as in time. The NNs with diffusion terms can commonly be expressed by partial differential equations [13–33]. The authors in [13, 19, 20] have dealt with obtaining sufficient conditions for the global exponential stability and periodicity of delayed reaction-diffusion neural networks (RDNNs).

As is well known, besides delays and diffusion effects, impulsive phenomena can be found in a wide variety of evolutionary process, particularly in some biological systems such as biological NNs and bursting rhythm models in pathology, as well as optimal control models in economics, frequency-modulated signal processing systems, and flying object motions, in which many sudden and sharp changes occur instantaneously, in the form of impulse. For example, in implementation of electronic networks, the state of the networks is subject to instantaneous perturbations and experiences abrupt change at certain instants, which may be caused by switching phenomenon, frequency change, or other sudden noise, that is, it exhibits impulsive effects. As artificial electronic system, neural networks are often subject to impulsive perturbations that in turn affect dynamical behaviors of the systems [17, 18, 25–27]. In [17, 26, 27], the global exponential stability for the equilibrium point of impulsive RDNNs with delays was investigated.

However, the models studied in the above mentioned papers have been largely restricted to deterministic RDNNs. In the real world, a real system is usually affected by external perturbations which in many cases are of great uncertainty and hence may be treated as random. As pointed out by Haykin [34] that in real nervous systems synaptic transmission is a noisy process brought on by random fluctuations from the release of neurotransmitters and other probabilistic causes. Hence, it is of significant importance to study stochastic effects for the neural networks. In recent years, the dynamic behavior of stochastic NNs, especially the stability of stochastic NNs, has become a hot study topic. Very recently, several kinds of NNs with delays and stochastic effects have been investigated [22, 28–30]. Lv et al. [22] and Xu et al. [29] have obtained some criteria to guarantee the almost sure exponential stability and mean square exponential stability of an equilibrium solution for RDNNs with continuously distributed delays and stochastic influence, respectively. It is noticed that the authors do not take impulsive phenomena and diffusion effects into account on the dynamic behaviors of RDNNs.

It is well known that not only diffusion effects and delays cannot be avoided but also the existence of impulsive and stochastic effects is extensive in the NNs. Moreover, the interconnection weights , self-inhibition and inputs in the NNs may be variable with time, often periodically. Therefore, it is necessary to consider impulsive and stochastic effects to the stability of RDNNs with mixed time delays and their periodic limits. Unfortunately, to the best of our knowledge, the existence and global exponential stability of periodic solutions have been seldom considered for ISRDNNs with variable coefficients and mixed time delays. Due to the simultaneous presence of impulsive stochastic effects, reaction-diffusion phenomena, periodicity, variable coefficients, and mixed time delays, the dynamical behaviors become much more complex and therefore pose significant difficulties in the analysis.

Based on the above discussions, in this paper, we aim to challenge the analysis problem on dynamical behaviors of ISRDNNs with mixed time delays. By applying a well-known -operator differential inequality with mixed time delays and combining with the Lyapunov-Krasovkii functional approach, as well as linear matrix inequality (LMI) technique, we have derived some easy-to-test sufficient conditions for the existence and exponential stability of the periodic solutions for ISRDNNs with variable coefficients and mixed time delays. The obtained criteria depend on the reaction-diffusion terms. The results of this paper are new and they complement previously known results. Furthermore, we do not need the differentiability of the time-varying delays. Two examples are employed to demonstrate the effectiveness of the obtained results that are less restrictive than recently known criteria.

*Notation.* Throughout this paper, the following notations will be used. and denote the -dimensional Euclidean real space equipped with the norm and the set of all real matrices, respectively. denotes the trace of the corresponding matrix and denotes the identity matrix with appropriate dimensions. For square matrices and , the notation denotes is positive-definite (positive-semidefinite, negative, negative-semidefinite) matrix. denotes the well-known -operator given by the Ito formula. Let is an -dimensional standard Brownian motion defined on a complete probability space with a natural filtration generated by stands for the mathematical expectation operator. is the set of nonnegative integral numbers.

for exists for for all but at most countable points , where and denote the left-hand limit and the right-hand limit of at time , respectively. Especially, let . For , we always assume that is bounded and introduce the norm .

Let denote the family of all bounded -measurable, -valued random variables , such that . Especially, let . Let and is the space of scalar value Lebesgue measurable functions on which is a Banach space for the -norm: where is Euclid norm of a vector .

#### 2. Model Description and Preliminaries

Consider the following ISRDNNs with mixed time delays system: where , corresponds to the number of units in an NN; the time sequence is called impulsive moment and satisfies , are some real constants; is a compact set with smooth boundary and in space , where is the measure of the set represents the state of the th neuron at time and in space ; , and denote the strength of the th neuron on the th neuron, respectively; , and denote the activation functions of the th neuron at time and in space ; denotes the external inputs on the th neurons; is the rate with which the th unit will reset its potential to the resting state in isolation when disconnected from the network and external inputs at time and in space ; represents the transmission delay with, is a constant; smooth functions stand for the transmission diffusion operators along the th neuron; the delay kernel is the real value nonnegative continuous function defined on and denote the left-hand limit and the right-hand limit of at time , respectively. We assume .

denotes the weight function of random perturbation.

The boundary conditions and initial conditions are given by where .

In fact, some famous NNs models became a special case of system (2.1). For example, when , the special case of system (2.1) is the model which has been investigated [25, 27, 32]. When , then system (2.1) becomes stochastic RDNNs with mixed delays, which has been considered in [22, 29]. If and , system (2.1) reduces to the deterministic system with mixed time delays: the dynamical behaviors of the special case for model (2.3) have been discussed by many authors [19, 20]. Therefore, the model (2.1) is new and more general than those discussed in the previous literature.

Throughout this paper, we assume that the following conditions are made.(A1) Suppose that , and are all continuously periodic functions defined on with common period . Moreover, (A2) There exist positive diagonal matrices , , , such that for all (A3) The delay kernel are real-valued nonnegative continuous functions that satisfy the following conditions:(i), (ii) for all , in which is continuous and integral and satisfies , where the constant denotes some positive number.(A4) For there exists such that and .(A5) There exist nonnegative constants and such that for all is the th row vector of , .

For convenience, are denoted as or or, respectively, if no confusion should occur.

*Definition 2.1. *An equilibrium point of system (2.1)-(2.2) is said to be globally exponentially stable in the mean square sense if there exist positive constants and such that

*Definition 2.2. *The system (2.1)-(2.2) is said to be globally exponentially periodic in the mean square sense if (i) there exist one -periodic solutions; (ii) all other solutions of the system converge exponentially to it in the mean square sense as .

Lemma 2.3 (see [24]). *Let be a cube and let be a real-valued function belonging to which vanish on the boundary of , that is, . Then
*

*Remark 2.4. *The boundary conditions of the investigated RDNNs in [22, 24, 26–28, 35] are all the Neumann boundary conditions. The obtained global exponential stability criteria are independent of diffusion term. In other words, these criteria are same whether the diffusion terms exist or not. However, it is also common to consider the diffusion effects in biological systems (such as immigration [36]). In this paper, we investigate dynamical behaviors of ISRDNNs with Dirichlet boundary conditions and mixed delays. The obtained criteria depend on the reaction-diffusion terms. The Lemma 2.3 plays a key role in the reported criteria which are dependent of diffusion terms.

Lemma 2.5 (see [4]). *Let , and be nonnegative constants, and function , associated with system (2.1), satisfy the following inequalities:
**
where is the same as (A3). Assume that*(i)*;
*(ii)*there exist constants such that
**Then
**
where satisfies .*

*Remark 2.6. *The above result (2.11) on the impulsive delay differential inequality is an extension of continuous case in [37] and will play an important role in the following qualitative analysis of ISRDNNs with mixed time delays.

Lemma 2.7 (see [38]). *Let and be an positive definite matrix, then
*

#### 3. Main Results

This section deals with obtaining sufficient conditions that guarantee the existence and global exponential stability of periodic solution for the system (2.1)-(2.2).

Theorem 3.1. *In addition to (A1)–(A5) and further assume that*(A6)*,
*(A7)* there exist constants and such that
where
then system (2.1)-(2.2) is globally exponentially periodic in the mean square sense.*

*Proof. *For any , let and be the solutions of system (2.1)-(2.2) starting from and , respectively.

Let , from (2.1), we get
Construct the Lyapunov functional ,

for , from (2.1) and (A4), we have
when , the infinitesimal operator of along with system (3.3) is
Combining Cauchy inequality with (A2) yields
According to Green’s formula [37] and the Dirichlet boundary condition, we get
Moreover, from Lemma 2.3, we have
From (A1)–(A3), (A5) and (3.5)–(3.8), we have
From (3.4), (3.9), (A6), (A7) and Lemma 2.5, we know
which means that
By the integral property of measurable functions, we can derive
In the light of , for any , we obtain
Noticing that
For any given , by (3.12), we can see that
therefore, exists a.e.

Let be the solution of system (2.1)-(2.2) starting from , by , then is well defined and is a periodic function with period . Supposing that is another -periodic solution of system (2.1)-(2.2) starting from , by similar method used before, it is easy to prove
Therefore, we can conclude that the system (2.1)-(2.2) is globally exponentially periodic in the mean square sense. This completes the proof of Theorem 3.1.

Next, omitting condition (A4) and using LMI technique, another sufficient condition ensuring the global exponential stability of periodic solution for the system (2.1)-(2.2) in the mean square sense is derived.

Theorem 3.2. *Suppose that (A1)–(A3) and (A5) hold. If there exists a positive definite diagonal matrix , positive definite matrices , nonnegative constants , and , such that*(i)*,
*(ii)*there exist constants and such that
and ,*(iii)*
then the system (2.1)-(2.2) is global exponential periodic in the mean square sense. Where
*

*Proof. *Define the following Lyapunov functional:
when , we have
For , the infinitesimal operator of along with (3.16) is
where
By employing (3.8), (A5) and Lemma 2.7, we have
It follows from the condition (iii) and (3.24) that we have
By Lemma 2.5, we obtain
We know that
that is,
where

Similar to the proof of Theorem 3.1, we know that the system (2.1)-(2.2) is globally exponentially periodic in the mean square sense. This completes the proof.

*Remark 3.3. *In [23], the authors have considered the stability problems of RDNNs, however, they have not considered impulsive stochastic effect and reaction-diffusion terms. To the best of our knowledge, no LMI-based stability results have been reported for ISRDNNs with mixed time delays in the literature.

Since an equilibrium point can be viewed as a special periodic solution of RDNNs with arbitrary period, we can consider ISRDNNs in system (2.1) with parameters , where are constants. Then, according to the results obtained so far, if the sufficient conditions in Theorems 3.1 or 3.2 are satisfied, a unique periodic solution becomes a periodic solution with arbitrary positive constants as its period. So, the periodic solution reduces to a constant solution, that is, an equilibrium point. Moreover, all other solutions globally exponentially converge to this equilibrium point in the mean square sense as . To this end, by applying Theorems 3.1 or 3.2, we can easily get the following results.

Corollary 3.4. *Suppose that (A1)–(A5) hold for ISRDNNs in (2.1)-(2.2) with parameters , where are constants, if , , then there exists a unique equilibrium point of system (2.1)-(2.2), which is globally exponentially stable in the mean square sense.*

Corollary 3.5. *Suppose that (A2)-(A3), (A5) for system (2.1)-(2.2) with being constants and , hold. If there exist a positive definite diagonal matrix , positive definite matrices , nonnegative constants , and , such that*(i)*,
*(ii)*there exist constants and such that
and ,*(iii)*
then the system (2.1)-(2.2) has a unique equilibrium point, which is globally exponentially stable in the mean square sense.*

#### 4. Illustrative Examples

*Example 4.1. *Consider the system (2.1) with two neurons on the boundary conditions and initial conditions are given by
where .
Direct computation shows that . Let , and satisfying . The simulation results are shown in Figures 1–6. When , the states surfaces of are shown in Figures 1 and 2, while , the states surfaces of are shown in Figures 3 and 4, they are illustrated that the system states in (2.1) and (2.2) converge to periodic solutions. In order to see it clearly, we also draw the curves of the states when in Figures 5 and 6. Hence, it follows from both Theorem 3.1 and the simulation study that system (2.1)-(2.2) is globally exponentially periodic stable in the mean square sense.

*Example 4.2. *Consider an ISRDNNs in (2.1) with parameters on ,
Clearly, satisfy the (A2) with , and are continuously periodic functions with a common positive period .

Taking . By simple calculation, we can easily check (i), (ii), (iii), and (iv) in Theorem 3.2.

To this end, the conditions of Theorem 3.2 are satisfied, therefore, there exists exactly one -periodic solution, and all other solutions converge exponentially to it in the mean square sense as .

*Remark 4.3. *In Examples 4.1 and 4.2, many factors such as noise perturbations, mixed time delays, and impulsive effects are considered. Therefore, the results reported in [13, 14, 18–20] do not hold in our examples.

#### 5. Conclusions

In this paper, the dynamical behaviors for ISRDNNs with mixed time delays have been studied. By using an *L*-operator differential inequality with impulses and mixed time delays, as well as linear matrix inequality technique, some novel sufficient conditions are derived to guarantee the existence, uniqueness, global exponential stability of the periodic solutions, and the global exponential stability of the equilibrium point in the mean square sense. To the best of our knowledge, the results presented here have been not appeared in the related literature. The obtained sufficient conditions depend on the reaction-diffusion terms. The obtained results generalize and comprise those results with/without reaction-diffusion term, impulsive operators, or noise disturbances in the previous literature. Finally, two numerical examples are also provided in the end of the paper to show the effectiveness of our results.

#### Acknowledgments

This work is partially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China under Grant no. 60974139 and partially supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for theCentral Universities under Grant no. 72103676, the Special research projects in Shaanxi Province Department of Education under Grant nos. 2010JK896, 01JK060 and Research Projects of Xianyang Normal University under Grant no. 07XSYK284.

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