IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.57, No.11, 2885-2890, 2012
Synchronization of Heterogeneous Agents
The task of synchronizing autonomous agents is solved by a networked controller that steers the agents towards a common trajectory. This technical note extends existing analysis and design methods towards sets of linear agents with individual dynamics. A necessary and sufficient synchronization condition is proved and it is shown that the agents can be synchronized by an appropriate networked controller if and only if their dynamics intersect.