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Synchronization in networks of identical linear systems

Scardovi, L and Sepulchre, R (2009) Synchronization in networks of identical linear systems. Automatica, 45. pp. 2557-2562. ISSN 0005-1098

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Abstract

The paper investigates the synchronization of a network of identical linear state-space models under a possibly time-varying and directed interconnection structure. The main result is the construction of a dynamic output feedback coupling that achieves synchronization if the decoupled systems have no exponentially unstable mode and if the communication graph is uniformly connected. The result can be interpreted as a generalization of classical consensus algorithms. Stronger conditions are shown to be sufficient-but to some extent, also necessary-to ensure synchronization with the diffusive static output coupling often considered in the literature. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Consensus Multi-agent systems Oscillator analysis Synchronization Weak coupling
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div F > Control
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2014 01:17
DOI: 10.1016/j.automatica.2009.07.006