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Synchronisation of agents with individual dynamics

Synchronization is investigated in this talk as the process of moving the outputs of the agents onto a common trajectory. The main problems concern the properties of the agents that make the overall system synchronisable and the choice of the interconnection structure for which the overall system has a coherent behaviour. It is shown that to be synchronisable the agent dynamics have to have a nonempty intersection. If this condition is satisfied, the only requirement on the interconnection structure is to include a spanning tree. The results are illustrated by considering vehicle platooning as a synchronisation problem.

Type of Seminar:
IfA Seminar
Prof. Jan Lunze
Automation and Computer Control, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany
Feb 07, 2013   16:15

ETZ E 8, Gloriastr. 35
Contact Person:

Sebastian Trimpe (IDSC)
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Biographical Sketch:
Jan Lunze obtained the PhD and the Dr. Sc. degrees (Habilitation) in 1980 and 1983 both from the Technical University Ilmenau, Germany. Between 1974 and 1992 he was research associate and Professor of Automatic Control at the Academy of Sciences in Dresden, later Professor of Control Engineering at the Technical University Hamburg-Harburg. Since 2001 he is head of the Institute of Automation and Computer Control at the Ruhr-University Bochum where he teaches system and control theory. Professor Lunze's research interests are in linear control theory, analysis and control of hybrid dynamical systems, fault-tolerant control, and networked control systems.