$\mathcal{H}_{\infty}$ almost output synchronization for heterogeneous networks without exchange of controller states

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

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    We consider the H∞ almost output synchronization and regulated output synchronization problem for heterogeneous directed networks with external disturbances where agents are introspective (i.e., agents have access to a part of their own states). A decentralized protocol is designed for each agent, without exchanging internal controller states with neighboring agents, to achieve output synchronization and regulated output synchronization while making the H∞ norm from the disturbances to the synchronization errors in the network arbitrarily small. Furthermore, the idea for output synchronization is applied to a formation problem in the presence of disturbances. The method is illustrated by simulation examples.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)348-357
    Number of pages10
    JournalIEEE transactions on control of network systems
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2015


    • Synchronization
    • linear feedback control systems
    • disturbances
    • EWI-26611
    • Multi-Agent Systems
    • Distributed processing
    • METIS-315114
    • IR-98932

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