Comparison of three orientation agreement strategies in self-propelled particle systems with turn angle restrictions in synchronous and asynchronous settings

Samiloglu A. T. , Gazi V. , KOKU A. B.

ASIAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL, vol.10, no.2, pp.212-232, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/asjc.20
  • Title of Journal : ASIAN JOURNAL OF CONTROL
  • Page Numbers: pp.212-232
  • Keywords: consensus, distributed agreement, orientation agreement, asyncronism, turn angle restrictions, multi-agent systems, MULTIAGENT DYNAMIC-SYSTEMS, STABILITY ANALYSIS, COLLECTIVE MOTION, DISTRIBUTED OPTIMIZATION, PHASE-TRANSITION, FISH SCHOOLS, SWARM, MODELS, COORDINATION, CONVERGENCE


In this study, we compare three different orientation agreement strategies of multi-agent/particle systems under different conditions. We investigate the behavior of multi-agent systems utilizing these strategies with different combinations of the following properties: (i) the multi-agent systems may be synchronous or asynchronous, (ii) they may travel in bounded or unbounded regions and (iii) the mobile agents may have turning speed restrictions. The agents/particles are assumed to move with constant speed and update their orientation of motion based on three different strategies. Based on these strategies, simulations are performed and the effects on the clustering performance are investigated.