Controllability and Synchronization Analysis of Identical-Hierarchy Mixed-Valued Logical Control Networks. Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper investigates the controllability and synchronization problems for identical-hierarchy mixed-valued logical control networks. The logical network considered is hierarchical, and Boolean network is a special case of logical network. Here, identical-hierarchy means that there are identical number of nodes in each layer of logical network and corresponding nodes have the same dimension for any two layers of logical networks. Meanwhile, in each layer of logical networks, the dimensions of nodes are distinct, and it is called a mixed-valued logical network. First, the controllability problem is investigated and two notions of controllability are presented, i.e., group-controllability and simultaneously-controllability. By resorting to Perron-Frobenius theorem, some necessary and sufficient criteria are obtained to guarantee group-controllability and simultaneously-controllability, respectively. Second, based on the algebraic representation of the studied model, synchronization problems are analytically discussed for two types of controls, i.e., free control sequences and state-output feedback control. Finally, two numerical examples are presented to show the validness of our main results.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Trans Cybern

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhong, J., Lu, J., Huang, T., & Ho, D.

citation count

  • 94

complete list of authors

  • Zhong, Jie||Lu, Jianquan||Huang, Tingwen||Ho, Daniel WC

publication date

  • November 2017