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We consider platoons composed of identical vehicles and controlled in a distributed way, that is, each vehicle has its own onboard controller. The regulation errors in spacing to the immediately preceeding and following vehicles are weighted differently by the onboard controller, which thus implements an asymmetric bidirectional control scheme. The weights(More)
We consider an asymmetric control of platoons of identical vehicles with nearest-neighbor interaction. Recent results show that if the vehicle uses different asymmetries for position and velocity errors, the platoon has a short transient and low overshoots. In this paper we investigate the properties of vehicles with friction. To achieve consensus, an(More)
We consider a distributed system with identical agents, constant-spacing policy and asymmetric bidirectional control, where the asymmetry is due to different controllers, which we describe by transfer functions. By applying the wave transfer function approach, it is shown that, if there are two integrators in the dynamics of agents, then the positional(More)
We consider an asymptotic stability of a circular system where the coupling Laplacians are different for each state used for synchronization. It is shown that there must be a symmetric coupling in the output state to guarantee the stability for agents with two integrators in the open loop. Systems with agents having three or more integrators cannot be(More)
The paper tailors the so-called wave-based control popular in the field of flexible mechanical structures to the field of distributed control of vehicular platoons. The proposed solution augments the symmetric bidirectional control algorithm with a wave-absorbing controller implemented on the leader, and/or on the rear-end vehicle. The wave-absorbing(More)
This paper deals with harmonic instability of asymmetric control of vehicular platoons. The considered platoons are composed of identical linear models of arbitrary order but there must be at least two integrators in the open loop. Each vehicle only responds to the movement of its immediate neighbors—the predecessor and the follower—and these two couplings(More)
The paper presents a novel approach for the analysis and control of a multi-agent system with non-identical agents and a path-graph topology. With the help of irrational wave transfer functions, the approach describes the interaction among the agents from the ‘local’ perspective and identifies the travelling waves in the multi-agent system. The local(More)