In this chapter, a special type of recurrent neural networks termed “Zhang neural network” (ZNN) is presented and studied for online solution of time-varying linear (matrix-vector and matrix) inequalities. Specifically, focusing on solving the time-varying linear matrix-vector inequality (LMVI), we develop and investigate two different ZNN models based on two different Zhang functions (ZFs). Then, being an extension, by defining another two different ZFs, another two ZNN models are developed and investigated to solve the time-varying linear matrix inequality (LMI). For such ZNN models, theoretical results and analyses are presented as well to show their computational performances. Simulation results with two illustrative examples further substantiate the efficacy of the presented ZNN models for time-varying LMVI and LMI solving.
Part of the book: Artificial Neural Networks