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    A framework for decentralised feedback connectivity control with application to sensor networks

    Knorn, F. and Stanojević, R. and Corless, M. and Shorten, Robert N. (2009) A framework for decentralised feedback connectivity control with application to sensor networks. International Journal of Control, 82 (11). pp. 2094-2114. ISSN 1366-5820

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    In this paper we propose a decentralised algorithm for connectivity maintenance in a distributed sensor network. Our algorithm uses the dynamics of a consensus algorithm to estimate the connectivity of a network topology in a decentralised manner. These estimates are then used to inform a decentralised control algorithm that regulates the network connectivity to some desired level. Under certain realistic assumptions we show the closed loop dynamics can be described as a consensus algorithm with an input, and eventually reduces to a scalar system. Bounds are given to ensure the stability of the algorithm and examples are given to illustrate the efficacy of the proposed algorithm.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Topology control; distributed averaging; consensus algorithms with inputs; rate of convergence; Hamilton Institute.
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Computer Science
    Faculty of Science and Engineering > Research Institutes > Hamilton Institute
    Item ID: 1655
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    Depositing User: Hamilton Editor
    Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2009 12:10
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Control
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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