Passivity-based output synchronization of dynamical networks with non-identical nodes

Jun Zhao, David J. Hill, Tao Liu
2010 49th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC)  
Output synchronization of dynamical networks with non-identical nodes is studied using the passivity property. A synchronization criterion is developed for networks with general outer coupling topologies which need to be neither symmetric nor have the zero-row-sum property. When the passivity property cannot give synchronization for a single outer coupling topology, the problem of how to achieve synchronization by switching among several outer coupling topologies is studied. Synchronization
more » ... itions by switching among these topologies are presented and an output-dependent switching law is designed. In particular, it is shown that synchronizability can be checked by verifying if a certain nonlinear programming problem has no feasible solution or has a negative maximum.
doi:10.1109/cdc.2010.5717720 dblp:conf/cdc/ZhaoHL10 fatcat:mvju74knwnb2ravggnwoo3l3uu