Stability analysis of Hopfield-type neural networks

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The paper applies several concepts in robust control research such as linear matrix inequalities, edge theorem, parameter-dependent Lyapunov function, and Popov criteria to investigate the stability property of Hopfield-type neural networks. The existence and uniqueness of an equilibrium is formulated as a matrix determinant problem. An induction scheme is used to find the equilibrium. To verify whether the determinant is nozero for a class of matrix, a numerical range test is proposed. Several robust control techniques in particular linear matrix inequalities are used to characterize the local stability of the neural networks around the equilibrium. The global stability of the Hopfield neural networks is then addressed using a parameter-dependent Lyapunov function technique. All these results are shown to generalize existing results in verifying the existence/uniqueness of the equilibrium and local/global stability of Hopfield-type neural networks.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1366-1374
Number of pages9
JournalIEEE Transactions on Neural Networks
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Artificial Intelligence


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