The Consensus Problem Under Vanishing Communication Weights

The Consensus Problem Under Vanishing Communication Weights

Title : The Consensus Problem Under Vanishing Communication Weights
Authors :
Somarakis, Christoforos
Baras, John, S.
Conference : 20th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2012) pp. 1-8
Date: July 09 - July 13, 2012

We revisit the classical multi-agent distributed consensus problem under the dropping of the assumption that the existence of a connection between agent implies weights uniformly bounded away from zero. We formulate and study the problem by establishing global convergence results in discrete time, under fixed, switching and random topologies. We study the application of the results to flocking networks.

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