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Title: Synchronization of Coupled Dynamical Systems: Tolerance to Weak Connectivity and Arbitrarily Bounded Time-Varying Delays

Here, we study synchronization of coupled linear systems over networks with weak connectivity and nonuniform time-varying delays. We focus on the case where the internal dynamics are time-varying but non-expansive (stable dynamics with a quadratic Lyapunov function). Both uniformly jointly connected and infinitely jointly connected communication topologies are considered. A new concept of quadratic synchronization is introduced. We first show that global asymptotic quadratic synchronization can be achieved over directed networks with uniform joint connectivity and arbitrarily bounded delays. We then study the case of infinitely jointly connected communication topology. In particular, for the undirected communication topologies, it turns out that the existence of a uniform time interval for the jointly connected communication topology is not necessary and quadratic synchronization can be achieved when the time-varying nonuniform delays are arbitrarily bounded. Finally, simulation results are provided to validate the theoretical results.
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  1. Tsinghua Univ., Beijing (China). Dept. of Precision Instrument
  2. Univ. of North Texas, Denton, TX (United States). Electrical Engineering
  3. Univ. of California, Riverside, CA (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering
  4. Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States). Energy and Environment Directorate
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9286
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-76RL01830; 61503249; 4173075; 2016YFB0500902
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 63; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 0018-9286
Research Org:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE; National Natural Science Foundation of China (NNSFC)
Country of Publication:
United States
42 ENGINEERING; Linear time-varying system; Synchronization; Switching topology; Time-varying nonuniform delay
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