Finite-time median related group consensus over directed networks

Yamei Ye, Yilun Shang

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In this paper, we investigate a novel finite-time median-related group consensus problem, where the finial consensus value can be identified as a desired function of the median of initial states instead of the much studied average value. The underlying communication topology is modelled by a weighted dynamical directed network. A distributed control protocol is firstly introduced to ensure that the agents can reach a median-related consensus in finite time in a collaboration network, meaning that all edge-weights of the communication network are non-negative. We then generalise the results to cooperation–competition networks, where the communication network is divided into predetermined collaboration subnetworks allowing possibly negative weights. Effective group control protocols are designed to guarantee the median-related group consensus in finite time. Finally, numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the availability of our theoretical results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1485-1498
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Control
Issue number6
Early online date30 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 2020


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