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IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica

Issue 1 • Jan. 2014

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  • Contents

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  • [Front cover]

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  • Welcome to IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica

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  • Guest editorial special issue on cooperative control of multi-agents systems: Theory and applications

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  • An overview of distributed high-order multi-agent coordination

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):1 - 9
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    Research on multi-agent systems has attracted much attention in the past two decades, and numerous results have been obtained. Its widespread applications include spacecraft, mobile robots, sensor networks, etc. Most previous research works on multi-agent systems studied the first- and second-order dynamics. However, in engineering, many systems are modeled by higher-order dynamics. This paper rev... View full abstract»

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  • On dynamics and Nash equilibriums of networked games

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):10 - 18
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    Networked noncooperative games are investigated, where each player (or agent) plays with all other players in its neighborhood. Assume the evolution is based on the fact that each player uses its neighbors' current information to decide its next strategy. By using sub-neighborhood, the dynamics of the evolution is obtained. Then a method for calculating Nash equilibriums from mixed strategies of m... View full abstract»

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  • Leader-following rendezvous with connectivity preservation of single-integrator multi-agent systems

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):19 - 23
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    This paper studies the problem of leader-following rendezvous with connectivity preservation for a linear multiagent system where the leader system is a linear autonomous system and the follower system is a multiple single-integrator system. We develop a distributed state feedback control protocol to maintain the connectivity of the system and, at the same time, to achieve asymptotic tracking of a... View full abstract»

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  • Optimal deployment of mobile sensors for target tracking in 2D and 3D spaces

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):24 - 30
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    This paper proposes a control strategy to autonomously deploy optimal placements of range-only mobile sensors in 2D and 3D spaces. Based on artificial potential approaches, the control strategy is designed to minimize the intersensor and external potentials. The inter-sensor potential is the objective function for optimal sensor placements. A placement is optimal when the inter-sensor potential is... View full abstract»

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  • Road pricing design based on game theory and multi-agent consensus

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):31 - 39
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    Consensus theory and noncooperative game theory respectively deal with cooperative and noncooperative interactions among multiple players/agents. They provide a natural framework for road pricing design, since each motorist may myopically optimize his or her own utility as a function of road price and collectively communicate with his or her friends and neighbors on traffic situation at the same t... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed self-triggered control for consensus of multi-agent systems

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):40 - 45
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    This paper studies the consensus problem of general linear multi-agent systems via self-triggered control. Two distributed self-triggered control schemes based on state feedback and output feedback are developed respectively. It is shown that under the proposed control protocols, consensus can be reached if the communication graph of the multi-agent system is connected. An example is presented to ... View full abstract»

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  • Distributed control of nonlinear uncertain systems: A cyclic-small-gain approach

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):46 - 53
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    This paper presents a cyclic-small-gain approach to distributed control of nonlinear multi-agent systems for output agreement. Through a novel nonlinear control law design, the output agreement problem is transformed into a stabilization problem, and the closed-loop multi-agent system is transformed into a large-scale system composed of input-to-state stability (ISS) subsystems which are interconn... View full abstract»

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  • Experimental verification of a multi-robot distributed control algorithm with containment and group dispersion behaviors: The case of dynamic leaders

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):54 - 60
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    This paper studies the containment and group dispersion control for a multi-robot system in the presence of dynamic leaders. Each robot is represented by a doubleintegrator dynamic model and a distributed control algorithm is developed to drive the multi-robot system to follow a group of dynamic leaders with containment and group dispersion behaviors. The effectiveness of the algorithm is then ver... View full abstract»

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  • An approximate gradient algorithm for constrained distributed convex optimization

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):61 - 67
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    In this paper, we propose an approximate gradient algorithm for the multi-agent convex optimization problem with constraints. The agents cooperatively compute the minimum of the sum of the local objective functions which are subject to a global inequality constraint and a global constraint set. Instead of each agent can get exact gradient, as discussed in the literature, we only use approximate gr... View full abstract»

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  • Cooperative localization of AUVs using moving horizon estimation

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):68 - 76
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    This paper studies the localization problem of autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) constrained by limited size, power and payload. Such AUVs cannot be equipped with heavy sensors which makes their underwater localization problem difficult. The proposed cooperative localization algorithm is performed by using a single surface mobile beacon which provides range measurement to bound the localizatio... View full abstract»

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  • Adaptive neural region tracking control of multi-fully actuated ocean surface vessels

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):77 - 83
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    In this paper, adaptive neural network region tracking control is designed to force a group of fully actuated ocean vessels with limited sensing range to track a common moving target region, in the presence of uncertainties and unknown disturbances. In this control concept, the desired objective is specified as a moving region instead of a stationary point, region or a path. The controllers guaran... View full abstract»

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  • Tracking control of leader-follower multi-agent systems subject to actuator saturation

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):84 - 91
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    This paper addresses the tracking problem of leader-follower multi-agent systems subject to actuator saturation. A leader node or command generator is considered, which generates the desired tracking trajectory. To track such a leader, a new family of scheduled low-and-high-gain feedback controllers is designed for each follower, provided that the linear dynamic mode is asymptotically null control... View full abstract»

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  • Decentralised formation control and stability analysis for multi-vehicle cooperative manoeuvre

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):92 - 100
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    Multi-vehicle cooperative formation control problem is an important and typical topic of research on multi-agent system. This paper presents a formation stability conjecture to conceive a new methodology for solving the decentralised multi-vehicle formation control problem. It employs the “extension-decomposition-aggregation” scheme to transform the complex multi-agent control proble... View full abstract»

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  • Decentralized adaptive filtering for multi-agent systems with uncertain couplings

    Publication Year: 2014, Page(s):101 - 112
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    In this paper, the problem of decentralized adaptive filtering for multi-agent systems with uncertain couplings is formulated and investigated. This problem is challenging due to the mutual dependency of state estimation and coupling estimation. First, the problem is divided into four typical types based on the origin of coupling relations and linearity of the agent dynamics. Then models of the fo... View full abstract»

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  • The Chinese Association of Automation

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  • Information for authors

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Aims & Scope

IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica publishes articles on original theoretical and experiment research and development in the area of automation science and engineering.

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Meet Our Editors

Editor-in-Chief
Fei-Yue Wang
Professor
Institute of Automation,
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100190 China
feiyue@ieee.org