Sylvester equation is often applied to various fields, such as mathematics and control systems due to its importance. Zeroing neural network (ZNN), as a systematic design method for time-variant problems, has been proved to be effective on solving Sylvester equation in the ideal conditions. In this paper, in order to realize the predefined-time convergence of the ZNN model and modify its robustness, two new noise-tolerant ZNNs (NNTZNNs) are established by devising two novelly constructed nonlinear activation functions (AFs) to find the accurate solution of the time-variant Sylvester equation in the presence of various noises. Unlike the original ZNN models activated by known AFs, the proposed two NNTZNN models are activated by two novel AFs, therefore, possessing the excellent predefined-time convergence and strong robustness even in the presence of various noises. Besides, the detailed theoretical analyses of the predefined-time convergence and robustness ability for the NNTZNN models are given by considering different kinds of noises. Simulation comparative results further verify the excellent performance of the proposed NNTZNN models, when applied to online solution of the time-variant Sylvester equation.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems|
|Early online date||5 Aug 2019|
|Publication status||E-pub ahead of print - 5 Aug 2019|