A re-grouping modeling approach on consensus of multiagent networks with missing connections

Wenjun Xiong, Daniel W.C. Ho, Guisheng Zhai

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The consensus problem of multiagent nonlinear networks (MANNs) with missing connections is discussed in this paper. Switching models are first presented to describe MANNs with missing connections. Due to missing connections, control schemes are needed to force the nonlinear networks achieving a consensus. In order to design simple and explicit controllers, a re-grouping algorithm is presented to aggregate those nodes which do not have to be controlled. A linear control scheme is then applied in the re-grouping nonlinear models and a sufficient condition is derived to ensure the re-grouping model achieving the same consensus as the original model. Finally, simulation results are given to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed criteria.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 32nd Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2013
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9789881563835
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Oct 18
Event32nd Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2013 - Xi'an, China
Duration: 2013 Jul 262013 Jul 28

Publication series

NameChinese Control Conference, CCC
ISSN (Print)1934-1768
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2927


Conference32nd Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2013


  • Consensus
  • Multiagent nonlinear networks
  • Re-grouping algorithm
  • Switching networks

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling and Simulation


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