A distance-based approach to strong target control of dynamical networks

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This paper deals with controllability of dynamical networks. It is often unfeasible or unnecessary to fully control large-scale networks, which motivates the control of a prescribed subset of agents of the network. This specific form of output control is known under the name target control. We consider target control of a family of linear control systems associated with a network, and provide both a necessary and a sufficient topological condition under which the network is strongly targeted controllable. Furthermore, a leader selection algorithm is presented to compute leader sets achieving target control.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6266-6277
Number of pages12
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec-2017

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