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Results in Cooperative Control and Implicit Consensus

Knorn, Florian and Corless, Martin and Shorten, Robert N. (2011) Results in Cooperative Control and Implicit Consensus. International Journal of Control, 84 (3). pp. 476-495. ISSN 0020-7179

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Abstract

This paper is concerned with a class of decentralised control problems that arise in contemporary applications where agents cooperate to control and regulate a global quantity, are limited in the manner in which they communicate with each other, and are required to reach consensus on some implicit variable (for example, CO2 emissions). Three algorithms are presented for achieving this goal. The convergence of these algorithms are proven, and their efficacy is demonstrated in simulations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is a preprint of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in the International Journal of Control ©2011 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; The International Journal of Control is available online at: www.tandfonline.com The DOI of this article is: 10.1080/00207179.2011.561442
Keywords: Implicit consensus; cooperative control; consensus algorithms with inputs; distributed averaging; constrained consensus; implicit consensus;
Subjects: Science & Engineering > Hamilton Institute
Item ID: 3616
Depositing User: Dr. Robert Shorten
Date Deposited: 01 May 2012 14:36
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Control
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: No
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