Stability analysis of swarms


Gazi V. , Passino K.

20th Annual American Control Conference (ACC), Alaska, United States Of America, 8 - 10 May 2002, vol.1-6, pp.1813-1818 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 1-6
  • City: Alaska
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.1813-1818

Abstract

In this article we specify an "individual-based" continuous time model for swarm aggregation in n-dimensional space and study its stability properties. We show that the individuals (autonomous agents or biological creatures) will form a cohesive swarm in a finite time. Moreover, we obtain an explicit bound on the swarm size, which depends only on the parameters of the swarm model.