Volume 5, Issue 1 (Journal of Control, V.5, N.1 Spring 2011)                   JoC 2011, 5(1): 27-37 | Back to browse issues page

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The issue of stability analysis of multi-agent systems (MASs) is focal point in this paper. In this paper, new concept of “Energy Absorption Capacity (EAC)” is extended to analyze the stability of MAS. EAC is defined for every equilibrium point of a system and is the maximum absorbed energy by the system preserving the stability of that point. An agent is considered a hybrid entity compromising a number of modes with continuous evolution within the modes and transition between them. A MAS is a group of agents that start from an initial state and cooperate with each other to achieve a pre-determined goal. In this work, it is shown that the EAC concept has good potential for stability analysis of both agent and multi-agent (MAS) systems. Finally, two examples are presented to support the proposed approach.
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Type of Article: Research paper | Subject: Special
Received: 2014/06/17 | Accepted: 2014/06/17 | Published: 2014/06/17

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