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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE C 2011 Vol.12 No.6 P.470-477


Number estimation of controllers for pinning a complex dynamical network

Author(s):  Lei Wang, Huan Shi, You-xian Sun

Affiliation(s):  School of Mathematics and Systems Science and LMIB, Beihang University, Beijing 100191, China, State Key Lab of Industrial Control Technology, Institute of Industrial Process Control, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   lwang@buaa.edu.cn

Key Words:  Pinning control, Number estimation, Synchronization, Complex networks

Lei Wang, Huan Shi, You-xian Sun. Number estimation of controllers for pinning a complex dynamical network[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science C, 2011, 12(6): 470-477.

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number estimation of controllers is a fundamental question in pinning synchronization of complex networks. This paper studies the problem of controller number in synchronizing a complex network of coupled dynamical systems by means of pinning. For a complex network with a symmetric coupling matrix and full coupling between the nodes, we formulate network synchronization via pinning as a linear matrix inequality criterion, and provide a lower bound and an upper bound of the controller number for a given complex network with fixed architecture. Several numerical examples with Barabási-Albert network topologies are provided to verify our theoretical results.

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