Summary: ACCEPTED - IEEE INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON INTELLIGENT CONTROL - 2003 1
Internet-like Protocols for the Control and
Coordination of Multiple Agents with Time Delay
, Chaouki T. Abdallah
and Peter F. Hokayem
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
In this paper we show how Internet-like protocols may be used to coordinate and control the usage of a resource
by n agents. Lyapunov second method is used to provide sufficient stability conditions of the dynamics of the n agents
in the presence of time delay.
Keywords: Coordination, multiple agents, time delay, utility function.
The coordination of multiple systems presents unique challenges and remains a worthy goal in situations
where humans need to project efforts and control over large distances. Particularly challenging problems