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Connectivity of Dynamic Graphs

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-5102-9_213-1


Dynamic networks have recently emerged as an efficient way to model various forms of interaction within teams of mobile agents, such as sensing and communication. This article focuses on the use of graphs as models of wireless communications. In this context, graphs have been used widely in the study of robotic and sensor networks and have provided an invaluable modeling framework to address a number of coordinated tasks ranging from exploration, surveillance, and reconnaissance to cooperative construction and manipulation. In fact, the success of these stories has almost always relied on efficient information exchange and coordination between the members of the team, as seen, e.g., in the case of distributed state agreement where multi-hop communication has been proven necessary for convergence and performance guarantees.


Algebraic graph theory Graph connectivity Distributed and hybrid control Convex optimization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials ScienceDuke UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Systems EngineeringUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA