Finite-time median-related group consensus over directed networks

Ye, Yamei and Shang, Yilun (2020) Finite-time median-related group consensus over directed networks. International Journal of Control, 93 (6). pp. 1485-1498. ISSN 0020-7179

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In this paper, we investigate a novel finite-time median-related group consensus problem, where the finial consensus value can be identified as a desired function of the median of initial states instead of the much studied average value. The underlying communication topology is modelled by a weighted dynamical directed network. A distributed control protocol is firstly introduced to ensure that the agents can reach a median-related consensus in finite time in a collaboration network, meaning that all edge-weights of the communication network are non-negative. We then generalise the results to cooperation–competition networks, where the communication network is divided into predetermined collaboration subnetworks allowing possibly negative weights. Effective group control protocols are designed to guarantee the median-related group consensus in finite time. Finally, numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the availability of our theoretical results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Finite-time consensus, multi-agent systems, median-related consensus, collaboration networks, cooperation–competition networks
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 17:02
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2023 10:00

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