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Title: A new framework for consensus for discrete-time directed networks of multi-agents with distributed delays
Authors: Ho, DWC
Wang, Z
Keywords: Consensus;Discrete-time multi-agent network;Directed network;Distributed time delay;Invariance principle
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: International Journal of Control, 85(11): 1755 - 1765, Aug 2012
Abstract: In this article, the distributed consensus problem is considered for discrete-time delayed networks of dynamic agents with fixed topologies, where the networks under investigation are directed and the time-delays involved are distributed time delays including a single or multiple time delay(s) as special cases. By using the invariance principle of delay difference systems, a new unified framework is established to deal with the consensus for the discrete-time delayed multi-agent system. It is shown that the addressed discrete-time network with arbitrary distributed time delays reaches consensus provided that it is strongly connected. A numerical example is presented to illustrate the proposed methods.
Description: Copyright @ 2012 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0020-7179
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