Distributed Resource Allocation over Time-varying Balanced Digraphs with Discrete-time Communication
journal contributionposted on 19.11.2021, 14:28 by Lanlan Su, Mengmou Li, Vijay Gupta, Graziano Chesi
This work is concerned with the problem of distributed resource allocation in continuous-time setting but with discrete-time communication over infinitely jointly connected and balanced digraphs. We provide a passivity-based perspective for the continuous-time algorithm, based on which an intermittent communication scheme is developed. Particularly, a periodic communication scheme is first derived through analyzing the passivity degradation over output sampling of the distributed dynamics at each node. Then, an asynchronous distributed event-triggered scheme is further developed. The sampled-based event-triggered communication scheme is exempt from Zeno behavior as the minimum inter-event time is lower bounded by the sampling period. The parameters in the proposed algorithm rely only on local information of each individual node, which can be designed in a truly distributed fashion.