In this paper we study a discrete time consensus model on a connected graph with monotonically increasing peer-pressure and noise perturbed outputs masking a hidden state. We assume that each agent maintains a constant hidden state and a presents a dynamic output that is perturbed by random noise drawn from a mean-zero distribution. We show consensus is ensured in the limit as time goes to infinity under certain assumptions on the increasing peer-pressure term and also show that the hidden state cannot be exactly recovered even when model dynamics and outputs are known. The exact nature of the distribution is computed for a simple two vertex graph and results found are shown to generalize (empirically) to more complex graph structures.
|Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications
|Published - Dec 15 2022
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability