Almost sure consensus for multi-agent systems with two level switching

Song, Yang, Yang, Zhenhong, Yang, Tai and Hou, Weiyan (2016) Almost sure consensus for multi-agent systems with two level switching. Information Sciences, 370. pp. 554-564. ISSN 0020-0255

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Abstract

In most literatures on the consensus of multi-agent systems (MASs), the agents considered are time-invariant. However in many cases, for example in airplane formation, the agents have switching dynamics and the connections between them are also changing. This is called two-level switching in this paper. We study almost sure (AS) consensus for a class of two-level switching systems. At the low level of agent dynamics, switching is determin- istic and controllable. The upper level topology switching is random and follows a Markov chain. The transition probability of the Markov chain is not fixed, but varies when low level dynamics changes. For this class of MASs, a sufficient condition for AS consensus is developed in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Engineering and Design
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Depositing User: Tai Yang
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2018 09:38
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2018 09:38
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73568

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