Title: Consensus of multi-agent moving systems with heterogeneous communication delays

Authors: Hong-yong Yang, Si-ying Zhang

Addresses: School of Computer Science and Technology, Ludong University, Yantai 264025, China. ' School of Information Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110004, China

Abstract: A consensus of mobile multi-agent systems is a question with practical significance in the complex dynamics system. In this paper, a multi-agent moving system with the heterogeneous communication delays is studied under the hypothesis of fixed, undirected and connected topology. Applying the generalised Nyquist criterion, the multi-agent delayed algorithm is analysed, and many sufficient conditions are obtained to ensure the consensus of the moving systems. Finally, many computer simulations are used to show the validity of the results.

Keywords: multi-agent systems; mobile MAS; agent-based systems; heterogeneous communication delays; moving systems; consensus; dynamics; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSCC.2009.026320

International Journal of Systems, Control and Communications, 2009 Vol.1 No.4, pp.426 - 436

Published online: 06 Jun 2009 *

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