Department of Automation, School of Information Science and Technology, University of Science and Technology of China, Anhui 230027, China
Copyright © 2013 Xinghua Liu and Hongsheng Xi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The delay-range-dependent stochastic stability for uncertain neutral Markovian jump systems with interval time-varying delays is studied in this paper. The uncertainties under consideration are assumed to be time varying but norm bounded. To begin with the nominal systems, a novel augmented Lyapunov functional which contains some triple-integral terms is introduced. Then, by employing some integral inequalities and the nature of convex combination, some less conservative stochastic stability conditions are presented in terms of linear matrix inequalities without introducing any free-weighting matrices. Finally, numerical examples are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness and to show that the proposed results significantly improve the allowed upper bounds of the delay size over some existing ones in the literature.