Decentralized control strategies for connectivity guaranteed tracking of multi-agent systems

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Abstract

In this paper, we study the control strategy for connectivity guaranteed trajectory tracking for multi-agent systems using artificial potential based approach. Some agents, called active agents (AAs), which are attracted by the reference point (modeled as the virtual leader), lead the rest of the group to perform the task. Special features of our approach are that the group is not required to be initially connected and the AAs are not fixed as the system evolves. Two control strategies, each of which consists of an AA switching rule and the coupled flocking controller, are proposed to realize different kinds of connectivity as well as other well-known flocking specifications for the multi-agent group.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 7th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, WCICA'08
Pages323-328
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Event7th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, WCICA'08 - Chongqing, China
Duration: Jun 25 2008Jun 27 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of the World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA)

Other

Other7th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, WCICA'08
CountryChina
CityChongqing
Period6/25/086/27/08

Keywords

  • Active agent
  • Decentralized control
  • Multi-agent system
  • Potential function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Li, Q., & Jiang, Z. P. (2008). Decentralized control strategies for connectivity guaranteed tracking of multi-agent systems. In Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation, WCICA'08 (pp. 323-328). [4592945] (Proceedings of the World Congress on Intelligent Control and Automation (WCICA)). https://doi.org/10.1109/WCICA.2008.4592945