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

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

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    We consider the synchronization problem for ho- mogeneous networks of nonlinear SISO agents connected via dif- fusive partial-state coupling. The agents are non-introspective (i.e., they do not have access to their own state or output), and thus unable to manipulate their own dynamics in order to present themselves differently to the network. Moreover, the agents are not allowed to exchange additional information, such as internal controller states, over the network. Unlike many other designs for nonlinear synchronization, we do not require the agents to be passive; we rely instead on a canonical form that requires the nonlinearities to have a certain lower- triangular structure.
    Original languageUndefined
    Title of host publicationAmerican Control Conference (ACC), 2014
    Place of PublicationUSA
    PublisherIEEE Control Systems Society
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-3272-6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
    Event2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014 - Portland, United States
    Duration: 4 Jun 20146 Jun 2014

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    PublisherIEEE Control Systems Society
    ISSN (Print)0743-1619


    Conference2014 American Control Conference, ACC 2014
    Abbreviated titleACC
    Country/TerritoryUnited States


    • EWI-24938
    • METIS-305960
    • IR-91492

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