#### Abstract

We investigate a class of nonautonomous -species Lotka-Volterra-type competitive systems with time delays and impulsive perturbations on time scales. By using comparison theorems of impulsive dynamic equations on time scales, we obtain sufficient conditions to guarantee the permanence of the system. Then based on the Massera-type theorem for impulsive dynamic equations on time scales, we establish existence and uniformly asymptotic stability of the unique positive almost periodic solution of the system. Finally, an example is employed to illustrate our main results.

#### 1. Introduction

The well-known Lotka-Volterra models concerning ecological population, epidemiology, economics modeling, or even neural networks have been extensively investigated in the literature. Many researchers have studied the dynamical characteristics such as stability, persistence, periodicity, or almost periodicity of various Lotka-Volterra systems (see [1–6]). In [6], the authors studied the existence of globally asymptotically stable periodic, quasiperiodic, or almost periodic solutions of the nonautonomous Lotka-Volterra system.

Impulsive differential equations have become important in recent years in mathematical models of real processes, and they rise in phenomena studied in physics, chemical technology, population dynamics, biotechnology, and economics. There have been significant developments in impulse theory in recent years (see [7–9]), and the fundamental theory of impulsive differential equations can be seen in the monographs [10–12].

In [7], the authors considered the following -species nonautonomous competitive system with impulsive perturbations and time delays: where represents the density vector of -species at time and for each and are positive constants.

The theory of calculus on time scales was initiated by Hilger [13] in 1988 to unify continuous and discrete analysis (see [14, 15] and references cited therein). Dynamic equations on time scales include differential and difference equations as special cases, and their qualitative analysis is of particular importance (see [16–22]). In [23, 24], the authors considered the existence and stability of periodic solutions for Lotka-Volterra systems. In [25], the authors investigated the permanence and almost periodic solutions for a single-species system with impulsive effects on time scales.

To the best of our knowledge, there is little work considering the permanence and stability of almost periodic solutions for the -species nonautonomous Lotka-Volterra competitive system with delays and impulsive perturbations on time scales. Motivated by the above works, in this paper, we consider the following -species nonautonomous Lotka-Volterra competitive system with delays and impulsive perturbations on time scales: where is an almost periodic time scale, , and is positive constant, and time delays () are bounded functions; represents the population density after the impulse point , and is the effect of the th impulse on species ; the other notations can be seen in Section 2.

The rest of this paper is organized as follows. In Section 2, some useful definitions and lemmas are presented. In Sections 3, we discuss the permanence of (2). In Section 4, we establish existence and uniformly asymptotic stability of the almost periodic solution of (2). In Section 5, a numerical example is given to illustrate the feasibility of our results. Finally, we provide a discussion section.

#### 2. Preliminaries and Lemmas

In this section, we introduce some basic definitions and lemmas which are used in this paper.

A time scale is an arbitrary nonempty closed subset of . For , the forward and backward jump operators and the forward graininess are defined, respectively, by

A point is called left-dense if and , left-scattered if , right-dense if and , and right-scattered if . If has a left-scattered maximum , then ; otherwise, . If has a right-scattered minimum , then ; otherwise, .

A function is called right-dense continuous or -continuous provided that it is continuous at right-dense points in and its left-side limits exist (finite) at left-dense points in . A function is called continuous if and only if it is both left-dense continuous and right-dense continuous.

For a function and , we define the delta derivative of at , denoted , to be the number (provided it exists) with the property that given any , there is a neighborhood of such that

If is rd-continuous, then there is a function such that . In this case, we define

The function is regressive if , for all . Define the regressive class of functions on to be is rd-continuous and regressive}. We define the set of all positively regressive elements by for all

If , then we define the generalized exponential function by for , where the cylinder transformation

*Definition 1 (see [14, 15]). *If , then we define a circle plus addition by
for all . For , define a circle minus by

Lemma 1 (see [14, 15]). *Let and . Then**(i) and **(ii) **(iii) **(iv) **(v) **(vi) if then
*

Lemma 2 (see [14, 15]). *Let be delta differentiable functions on . Then*

*(i) for any constants*

*(ii)*

*(iii) if and are continuous, then*

*(iv) if , then is differentiable at with*

Lemma 3 (see [14, 15]). *Assume and . If for , then , for all .*

Throughout this paper, we use to denote or .

*Definition 2 (see [26]). *A time scale is called an almost-periodic time scale if

*Definition 3 (see [26]). *Let be an almost-periodic time scale. A function is called an almost periodic function if the -translation set of .
is a relatively dense set in , for all ; that is, for any given , there exists a constant such that each interval of length contains a such that
is called the -translation number of and is called the inclusion length of .

*Definition 4 (see [26]). *Let be an almost periodic time scale. A function is called an almost periodic function in uniformly for , if the -translation set of .
is a relatively dense set in for all and for each compact subset of ; that is, for any given and each compact set in , there exists a constant such that each interval of length contains a such that
is called the -translation number of and is called the inclusion length of *.*

Lemma 4 (see [26]). *(i) Let be almost periodic functions, then are also almost periodic functions. If , then the quotient is almost periodic too.**(ii) Let be almost periodic in uniformly for , then are also uniformly almost periodic functions. If , where be any compact set, then the quotient is uniformly almost periodic too.*

*Definition 5 *Species of (2) is said to be permanent if there are positive constants and such that
for any positive solution of system (2).

Lemma 5 (see [9]). *Assume that and
then for ,
where which is rd-continuous except at for which exist with .*

Throughout this paper, we let be an almost periodic time scale. Denote the set of all bounded continuous functions from to , with norm

We can see that is a Banach space.

Consider the following equation: where ; the functions are almost periodic uniformly with respects to and are Lipschitz continuous in , is almost periodic in uniformly for and is continuous in . The set of sequences is uniformly almost periodic and . The product systems of (21) are as follows:

Define , is rd-continuous in and .

Lemma 6 (see [25]). *Suppose that there exists a Lyapunov functional satisfying the following conditions:**Condition 1*. , where .*Condition 2*. where is a constant.*Condition 3*. .*Condition 4. *, where .*Moreover, if there exists a solution of (21) for , where is a compact set, then there exists a unique almost periodic solution of (21), which is uniformly asymptotically stable. In particular, if is -periodic in uniformly for and there exists a positive integer such that with , then is also periodic.**Let be the two positive constants and be a time sequence satisfying and as denote . Let be a piecewise continuous function satisfying that is continuous for all and , for any , and exist.*

For system (2), we introduce the following assumptions:
(H_{1}) are almost periodic functions with positive constants and such that for all .(H_{2}) is an almost periodic sequence, and there exist positive constants and such that for all .(H_{3})The kernel is uniformly almost periodic in for and -integrable on with , for all ; here, is positive constant.(H_{4})The set of sequence , is uniformly almost periodic and .

#### 3. Permanence

In this section, we will discuss the permanence of system (2). First, we present the existence of solutions of system (2).

Lemma 7. *Assume that (H _{1}) and (H_{2}) hold, then system (2) has a solution for any .*

*Proof. *For any , let
where is defined as
Clearly, satisfies local Lipschitz conditions for variable . By calculation, we can get that
By Lemma 5, we have that satisfies the following system.
Denote be any compact subset of , then we can choose positive constants , and such that
for all Next, we will show the uniformly convergence of the sequence .

Note that
Thus, , where .

Assume that when holds, then
By mathematical induction method, we have that

Note that . According to Weierstrass’s judgment method, the sequence is uniformly convergent on . Since is Lipschitz continuous in , we have that the sequence is also uniformly convergent.

Let
If , then
Here, is a constant.

If , then
From above, we have . In view of (26) and the arbitrary , we can see that is a solution of system (2).

Lemma 8. *Assume that (H _{1}) and (H_{2}) hold. Let be any given solution of system (2), then there exist positive constants for such that *

*Proof. *From (H_{1}), we can choose constants for such that and . For any positive solution of system (2) and each index , we only need to consider the following three cases:*Case I.* There is a such that , for all .*Case II.* There is a such that for all .*Case III. * is oscillatory about , for all .

We first consider Case I. In view of system (2), we have that
By Lemma 5 and (H_{2}), for all , we obtain
Thus, which leads to a contradiction.

Next, we consider Case III. From the oscillation of about , we can choose two sequences and satisfying and such that
For all , if for some integer , then and
By Lemma 5, for all , we have that
Since , together with Case II, we always have

We make another assumption.
(H_{5})

Lemma 9. *Assume that (H _{1}), (H_{2}), and (H_{5}) hold. Let be any given solution of system (2), then there exist positive constants , for such that *

*Proof. *By Lemma 8, there exists such that , for any solution of system (2). From (H_{5}), we can choose positive constants , for , such that . In view of system (2), we have that, if and ,
For each , similarly, we only need to consider the following three cases:*Case I.* There is a such that , for all .*Case II.* There is a such that for all .*Case III. * is oscillatory about for all .

We first consider Case II. In view of system (2), we have that for all ,
By Lemma 5 and (H_{2}), for all , we obtain that
Thus, , which leads to a contradiction.

Next, we consider Case III. From the oscillation of about , we can choose two sequences and satisfying and such that
For all , if for some integer , , then we have
By Lemma 5, for all , we have
from which we can see that as , which is a contradiction.

From the above, we see that only Case I holds and then we always have

*Remark 1. *Through the proofs of Lemmas 8 and 9, we can see that the constants and are independent of the solutions of system (2).

From Lemmas 7, 8, and 9, we establish the permanence of system (2).

Theorem 1. *Assume that (H _{1}), (H_{2}), and (H_{5}) hold, then system (2) is permanent.*

*Remark 2. *In Lemma 7, we have proved the existence of solutions of system (2). However, in most of the previous similar results, the authors did not.

We denote by the set of all solutions