Semi-Autonomous Networks

Effective Control of Networked Systems through Protocols, Design, and Modeling

  • AirlieĀ Chapman

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Beyond Linear Consensus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Airlie Chapman
      Pages 3-16
    3. Airlie Chapman
      Pages 17-31
  3. Network Measures and Adaptive Topologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Airlie Chapman
      Pages 35-63
  4. Cartesian Product Networks

  5. Structural Controllability

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 171-187

About this book


This thesis analyzes and explores the design of controlled networked dynamic systems - dubbed semi-autonomous networks. The work approaches the problem of effective control of semi-autonomous networks from three fronts: protocols which are run on individual agents in the network; the network interconnection topology design; and efficient modeling of these often large-scale networks. The author extended the popular consensus protocol to advection and nonlinear consensus.  The network redesign algorithms are supported by a game-theoretic and an online learning regret analysis.


Advection Properties Cartesian Product Digraph Automorphisms Distributed Online Topology Network Identification Network Tomography Network Topology Semi-autonomous Networks Z-Matrix Networks

Authors and affiliations

  • AirlieĀ Chapman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Aeronautics and AstronauticsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-15009-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-15010-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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