Nonlinear Dynamics

, Volume 53, Issue 1–2, pp 153–165 | Cite as

Exponential synchronization of stochastic delayed discrete-time complex networks

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This paper is concerned with the problem of synchronization for stochastic discrete-time drive-response networks with time-varying delay. By employing the Lyapunov functional method combined with the stochastic analysis as well as the feedback control technique, several sufficient conditions are established that guarantee the exponentially mean-square synchronization of two identical delayed networks with stochastic disturbances. These sufficient conditions, which are expressed in terms of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs), can be solved efficiently by the LMI toolbox in Matlab. A particular feature of the LMI-based synchronization criteria is that they are dependent not only on the connection matrices in the drive networks and the feedback gains in the response networks, but also on the lower and upper bounds of the time-varying delay, and are therefore less conservative than the delay-independent ones. Two numerical examples are exploited to demonstrate the feasibility and applicability of the proposed synchronization approaches.


Synchronization Discrete-time networks Stochastic disturbances Time-varying delay Feedback controller Exponential mean square stability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MathematicsSoutheast UniversityNanjingChina
  2. 2.Department of Information Systems and ComputingBrunel UniversityMiddlesexUK

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