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Model reduction of multi-agent systems with consensus dynamics

Klaassens, J.H.C. (2012) Model reduction of multi-agent systems with consensus dynamics. Master's Thesis / Essay, Mathematics.

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Abstract

I worked with multi-agent systems of the first order. The connections between the agents are described in a Graph. The agents are given the roll of leader or follower in the system. The multi-agent system is subject to a consensus algorithm. It turns out that the graph Laplacian matrix will play an important roll in describing such leader-follower network systems. With this Laplacian we can write the system in the standard, well-known, sate space representation. I tried a several (balancing) reduction techniques, but they failed to preserve the graph structure. Eventually I found two reduction methods which do preserve the graph structure of the system.

Item Type: Thesis (Master's Thesis / Essay)
Degree programme: Mathematics
Thesis type: Master's Thesis / Essay
Language: English
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2018 07:49
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2018 07:49
URI: http://fse.studenttheses.ub.rug.nl/id/eprint/10347

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