Synchronizing linear systems via partial-state coupling

Tuna S. E.

AUTOMATICA, vol.44, no.8, pp.2179-2184, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.automatica.2008.01.004
  • Journal Name: AUTOMATICA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2179-2184
  • Keywords: multi-agent system, synchronization, consensus algorithm, partial-state coupling, output feedback, MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS, COMPLEX NETWORKS, CONSENSUS, STABILITY, TOPOLOGY, AGENTS


A basic result in the synchronization of linear systems via output coupling is presented. For identical discrete-time linear systems that are detectable from their Outputs and neutrally stable, it is shown that a linear Output feedback law exists under which the Coupled systems globally asymptotically synchronize for all fixed connected (asymmetrical) network topologies. An algorithm is provided to Compute Such a feedback law based on individual system parameters. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.