Tight Upper Bound for the Scrambling Constant of Uniformly Jointly Connected Directed Graphs With Application to Consensus of Multiagent Systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1082-1092
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems
Volume8
Issue number3
Online published20 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2021

Abstract

In this article, we give upper bounds for the scrambling constant (SC) of the composition of general uniformly jointly connected (UJC) directed graphs. Some bounds are tight as they can be achieved by the UJC complete N-layer graphs. Moreover, this article establishes new and explicit connections between the upper bounds and the number of consecutive graphs needed to composite a neighbor-shared graph. Then, the upper bounds are exploited to find new lower bounds for the convergence rate of consensus protocols over UJC communication graphs. The simulation shows that consensus over UJC complete N-layer graphs may have the slowest convergence rate over all unweighted switching graphs.

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  • Consensus protocol, Control systems, Convergence, Directed graphs, Distributed Algorithms/Control, Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions, Networks of Autonomous Agents, scrambling constant, Switches, Upper bound

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Tight Upper Bound for the Scrambling Constant of Uniformly Jointly Connected Directed Graphs With Application to Consensus of Multiagent Systems. / Huang, Chao; Feng, Gang; Zhang, Hao; Yan, Huaicheng.

In: IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, Vol. 8, No. 3, 09.2021, p. 1082-1092.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review