Synchronization in networks of minimum-phase, non-introspective agents without exchange of controller states: Homogeneous, heterogeneous, and nonlinear

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

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    We consider the synchronization problem for a class of directed networks where the agents receive relative output information from their neighbors, but lack independent information about their own state or output (they are non-introspective) and are unable to exchange internal controller states with their neighbors. We consider three classes of networks defined by the properties of the agent dynamics: homogeneous networks, where the agents are governed by identical linear models; heterogeneous networks, where the agents are governed by non-identical linear models; and networks with nonlinear and time-varying agent dynamics. In each case, the linear part of the dynamics is assumed to be minimum-phase. Our approach is based on a combination of low-gain and high-gain design techniques.
    Original languageUndefined
    Pages (from-to)246-255
    Number of pages10
    Publication statusPublished - Apr 2015


    • Synchronization
    • EWI-25858
    • IR-94710
    • Multi-Agent Systems
    • METIS-312520
    • Decentralization

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