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Hybrid Communication and Control in Multi-Agent Networks

  • Zhi-Hong Guan
  • Bin Hu
  • Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
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Abstract

This chapter focuses on hybrid communication and control and its application to second-order linear/nonlinear multi-agent networks. In terms of the impulsive control, a distributed hybrid control based on impulsive communications is presented, and an index function is introduced to assess the performance of agents. It is shown that by synthesizing the coupling weights and the average impulsive intermittence, multi-agent networks can achieve guaranteed performance consensus. Furthermore, the consensus performance of multi-agent networks with second-order nonlinear dynamics is investigated. In light of consensus performance, we resort to a hybrid impulsive and switching control scheme to develop an improved updating rule such that agents can realize consensus and meet some global performance guarantee simultaneously. Simulations are further presented to illuminate the obtained theoretical results.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zhi-Hong Guan
    • 1
  • Bin Hu
    • 2
  • Xuemin (Sherman) Shen
    • 3
  1. 1.College of AutomationHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Wuhan National Laboratory For OptoelectronicsHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanChina
  3. 3.Electrical and Computer Engineering DepartmentUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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