Simplifying Complex Network Stability Analysis via Hierarchical Node Aggregation and Optimal Periodic Control.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
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IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, 2021, 32, (7), pp. 3098-3107
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In this study, the stability of a hierarchical network with delayed output is discussed by applying a kind of optimal periodic control. To reduce the number of the nodes of the original hierarchical network, an aggregation algorithm is first presented to take some nodes with the same information as an aggregated node. Furthermore, the stability of the original hierarchical network can be guaranteed by the optimal periodic control of the aggregated hierarchical network. Then, an optimal control scheme is proposed to reduce the bandwidth waste in information transmission. In the control scheme, the time sequence is separated into two parts: the deterministic segment and the dynamic segment. With the optimal control scheme, two targets are achieved: 1) the outputs of the original and aggregated hierarchical system are both asymptotically stable and 2) the nodes with slow convergent rate can catch up with the convergence speeds of other nodes.
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