Almost output synchronization for heterogeneous time-varying networks for a class of non-introspective, nonlinear agents without exchange of controller states

Meirong Zhang, Ali Saberi, Antonie Arij Stoorvogel, H°avard Fjær Grip

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    We consider almost output synchronization for directed heterogeneous time-varying networks where agents are non-introspective (i.e., agents have no access to their own states or outputs) in the presence of external disturbances. The nonlinear agents have a triangular structure and are globally Lipschitz continuous. The network can be time-varying with network switches occurring at arbitrary moments. A purely decentralized time-invariant protocol based on a low-gain and high-gain method is designed for each agent to achieve almost output synchronization while reducing the impact of disturbances on the output synchronization error.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)3883-3899
    Number of pages17
    JournalInternational journal of robust and nonlinear control
    Issue number17
    Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2016


    • heterogeneous network
    • EWI-27380
    • IR-102076
    • Nonlinear Systems
    • METIS-319469
    • almost synchronization

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