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Information Consensus of Asynchronous Discrete-time Multi-agent Systems Lei Fang and Panos J. Antsaklis
 

Summary: Information Consensus of Asynchronous Discrete-time Multi-agent Systems
Lei Fang and Panos J. Antsaklis
Abstract-- This paper studies the consensus problem of
multi-agent systems in an asynchronous framework. Under
certain assumptions, the consensus protocol leads to stable
behaviors even if the updating instants and sets of the agents
are asynchronously determined. The model of asynchronous
multi-agent systems encompasses those synchronous ones with
various communication patterns, i.e., issues of directional,
delayed, or failed communication can be addressed in the same
framework. The asynchronous results in this paper thus shed
new light on the synchronous results reported in the litera-
ture. In particular, synchronous protocols under dynamically
changing interaction topologies can be seen as a special case
of the asynchronous protocol where all communication delays
are zero.
I. INTRODUCTION
Consensus is well accepted as being a fundamental
paradigm for coordination of groups of autonomous agents
[3], [14], [19], [26], [28], [31]. In such a system agents

  

Source: Antsaklis, Panos - Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Notre Dame

 

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