Event triggering strategies for consensus in clustered networks

Event triggering strategies for consensus in clustered networks

Jihene Ben Rejeb
Irinel-Constantin Mor˘arescu
Jamal Daafouz

Université de Lorraine, CRAN, UMR 70392 Avenue de la forêt de Haye. 54516 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy , France

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29 February 2016
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This paper focuses on consensus in networks partitioned in several clusters. It uses the multi-agent framework in which the network is seen as a sum of interconnected subsystems called agents. We assume that each agent updates its state continuously by taking into account the states of some other agents belonging to the same cluster. This protocol allows reaching only local agreements in the network. In order to get consensus we endow an agent per cluster with the capacity to discretely interact outside its own cluster. The discrete interaction of one agent with agents from other clusters is modeled as a state jump or reset. The goal of the paper is to design event triggering reset strategies that guarantee the consensus is achieved. Some simulations are presented comparing the proposed approaches with classical reset strategies.


multi-agent systems, consensus, interconnected systems, reset strategies.

1. Introduction
2. Formulation du problème
3. Prérequis
4. Conception des lois de réinitialisation événementielles
5. Apports de la stratégie événementielle d’un point de vue optimisation énergétique
6. Conclusion

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