Realization of homogeneous multi-agent networks

Z. Szabo, J. Bokor, S. Hara

Research output: Conference contribution


A class of large-scale systems with decentralized information structures, such as multi-agent systems, can be represented by a linear system with a generalized frequency variable. In these models agents are modelled through a strictly proper SISO state space model while the supervisory structure, representing the information exchange among the agents, is represented via a linear state-space model. The starting point of the paper is that the agent h(s) and the overall system \mathcal{G}(s) are known through their Markov parameters. Based on these data a condition is given that characterizes compatibility, i.e., the existence of a transfer function G(s) that describes the network and leads to the relation \displaystyle \mathcal{G}(s)=G \left(\frac{1}{h(s)} \right). If compatibility holds, the paper also presents an algorithm to compute the Markov parameters of the unknown transfer function G(s). Then, a minimal state space representation of this transfer function can be computed through the Ho-Kalman algorithm.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2018 European Control Conference, ECC 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783952426982
Publication statusPublished - nov. 27 2018
Event16th European Control Conference, ECC 2018 - Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: jún. 12 2018jún. 15 2018

Publication series

Name2018 European Control Conference, ECC 2018


Other16th European Control Conference, ECC 2018


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Control and Optimization

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Szabo, Z., Bokor, J., & Hara, S. (2018). Realization of homogeneous multi-agent networks. In 2018 European Control Conference, ECC 2018 (pp. 1441-1446). [8550524] (2018 European Control Conference, ECC 2018). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..