Network discovery: An estimation based approach

Girish Chowdhary, Magnus Egerstedt, Eric N. Johnson

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We consider the unaddressed problem of network discovery, in which, an agent attempts to formulate an estimate of the global network topology using only locally available information. We show that under two key assumptions, the network discovery problem can be cast as a parameter estimation problem. Furthermore, we show that some form of excitation must be present in the network to be able to converge to a solution. The performance of two methods for solving the network discovery problem is evaluated in simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2011 American Control Conference, ACC 2011
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781457700804
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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