Broadcast Control of Multi-Agent Systems with Quantized Measurements

Yosuke TANAKA  Shun-ichi AZUMA  Toshiharu SUGIE  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences   Vol.E97-A   No.3   pp.830-839
Publication Date: 2014/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1337
DOI: 10.1587/transfun.E97.A.830
Print ISSN: 0916-8508
Type of Manuscript: PAPER
Category: Systems and Control
multi-agent systems,  broadcast control,  quantization,  

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This paper addresses a broadcast control problem of multi-agent systems with quantized measurements, where each agent moves based on the common broadcasted signal and tries to minimize a given quadratic performance index. The problem is solved by introducing dither type random movements to the agents' action which reduce the degradation caused by quantized measurements. A broadcast controller is derived and it is proven that the controller approximately achieves given tasks with probability 1. The effectiveness of the proposed controller is demonstrated by numerical simulation.