Controllability of Discrete-Time Multi-Agent Systems with Leaders via Switching Topology
This paper investigates the controllability of discrete-time multi-agent systems with leaders via switching topology. The results show that a multi-agent system can be switching controllable even if each of its subsystem is not controllable, by appropriately selecting some agents as the leaders and suitably designing the neighbor-interaction rules via a switching topology. Meanwhile, the controllability of systems can be only determined by the information from the leaders to the followers. Example and simulations are given to illustrate the theoretical results.
B. Liu et al., "Controllability of Discrete-Time Multi-Agent Systems with Leaders via Switching Topology", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 128-129, pp. 92-95, 2012