On the Robustness of Uncertain Consensus Networks [article]

Daniel Zelazo, Mathias Bürger
2015 arXiv   pre-print
This work considers the robustness of uncertain consensus networks. The first set of results studies the stability properties of consensus networks with negative edge weights. We show that if either the negative weight edges form a cut in the graph, or any single negative edge weight has magnitude less than the inverse of the effective resistance between the two incident nodes, then the resulting network is unstable. These results are then applied to analyze the robustness properties of the
more » ... ensus network with additive but bounded perturbations of the edge weights. It is shown that the small-gain condition is related again to cuts in the graph and effective resistance. For the single edge case, the small-gain condition is also shown to be exact. The results are then extended to consensus networks with non-linear couplings.
arXiv:1408.4471v2 fatcat:fuwkidjounfwvgwaansi3yem5i