When the neuron interconnection matrix is symmetric, the standard Cellular Neural Networks (CNN's) introduced by Chua and Yang [1988a] are known to be completely stable, that is, each trajectory converges towards some stationary state. In this paper it is shown that the interconnection symmetry, though ensuring complete stability, is not in the general case sufficient to guarantee that complete stability is robust with respect to sufficiently small perturbations of the interconnections. To this end, a class of third-order CNN's with competitive (inhibitory) interconnections between distinct neurons is introduced. The analysis of the dynamical behavior shows that such a class contains nonsymmetric CNN's exhibiting persistent oscillations, even if the interconnection matrix is arbitrarily close to some symmetric matrix. This result is of obvious relevance in view of CNN's implementation, since perfect interconnection symmetry in unattainable in]hardware (e.g. VLSI) realizations. More insight on the behavior of the CNN's here introduced is gained by discussing the analogies with the dynamics of the May and Leonard model of the voting paradox, a special Volterra-Lotka model of three competing species. Finally, it is shown that the results in this paper can also be viewed as an extension of previous results by Zou and Nossek for a two-cell CNN with opposite-sign interconnections between distinct neurons. Such an extension has a significant interpretation in the framework of a general theorem by Smale for competitive dynamical systems.
|Titolo:||Bifurcations and oscillatory behavior in a class of competitive cellular neural networks|
|Rivista:||INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIFURCATION AND CHAOS IN APPLIED SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING|
|Citazione:||DI MARCO, M., Forti, M., & Tesi, A. (2000). Bifurcations and oscillatory behavior in a class of competitive cellular neural networks. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIFURCATION AND CHAOS IN APPLIED SCIENCES AND ENGINEERING, 10(6), 1267-1293.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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