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Journal of Applied Mathematics
Volume 2014, Article ID 450193, 11 pages
Research Article

Adaptive Impulsive Observer for Outer Synchronization of Delayed Complex Dynamical Networks with Output Coupling

School of Mathematics and Statistics, Zhejiang University of Finance & Economics, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310018, China

Received 19 December 2013; Accepted 31 March 2014; Published 30 April 2014

Academic Editor: Junjie Wei

Copyright © 2014 Song Zheng. 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.


The synchronization problem of two delayed complex dynamical networks with output coupling is investigated by using impulsive hybrid control schemes, where only scalar signals need to be transmitted from the drive network to the response one. Based on the Lyapunov stability theorem and the impulsive hybrid control method, some sufficient conditions guaranteeing synchronization of such complex networks are established for both the cases of coupling delay and node delay are considered, respectively. Finally, two illustrative examples with numerical simulations are given to show the feasibility and efficiency of theoretical results.