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Exploiting the Superposition Property of Wireless Communication for Max-Consensus Problems in Multi-Agent Systems

: Molinari, F.; Stańczak, S.; Raisch, J.


IFAC-PapersOnLine 51 (2018), No.23, pp.176-181
ISSN: 2405-8963
ISSN: 1474-6670
Journal Article
Fraunhofer HHI ()

This paper presents a consensus protocol that achieves max-consensus in multi-agent systems over wireless channels. Interference, a feature of the wireless channel, is exploited: each agent receives a superposition of broadcast data, rather than individual values. With this information, the system endowed with the proposed consensus protocol reaches max-consensus in a finite number of steps. A comparison with traditional approaches shows that the proposed consensus protocol achieves a faster convergence.