Information Consensus in Distributed Systems Under Local Communication and Switching Topologies

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 215)


This paper deals with the Information consensus problem in distributed systems under local communication and dynamically switching interaction topologies. We show conditions under which consensus is reached under switching directed information exchange topologies. We propose distributed model predictive control schemes that take into account constraints on the agents input and show that they guarantee consensus under mild assumptions. Simulation results show that the proposed scheme is effective under both fixed and dynamically switching interaction topologies.


Information consensus Distributed systems Communication Topologies 



This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (61075083), and Henan Province Innovation and Technology Fund for Outstanding Scholarship (0421000500), and the Key Scientific Research Projects of Henan University of technology (09XZD008), and the Science Foundation of Henan University of Technology (150166).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Institute of RoboticsHenan University of TechnologyZhengzhouChina

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