In this paper, we present an analytical design approach for the class of bipolar cellular neural networks (CNN's) which yields optimally robust template parameters. We give a rigorous definition of absolute and relative robustness and show that all well-defined CNN tasks are characterized by a finite set of linear and homogeneous inequalities. This system of inequalities can be analytically solved for the most robust template by simple matrix algebra. For the relative robustness of a task, a theoretical upper bound exists and is easily derived, whereas the absolute robustness can be arbitrarily increased by template scaling. A series of examples demonstrates the simplicity and broad applicability of the proposed method.
|Number of pages
|IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Fundamental Theory and Applications
|Published - 1999
- Cellular neural networks (cnn's), robustness, template design