@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000173,
	  title     = {Fault Tolerant (n, k)-Star Power Network Topology for Multi-Agent Communication in Automated Power Distribution Systems},
	  author    = {Ning Gong and  Michael Korostelev and  Qiangguo Ren and  Li Bai and  Saroj Biswas and  Frank Ferrese},
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	  abstract     = {This paper investigates the joint effect of the
interconnected (n,k)-star network topology and Multi-Agent
automated control on restoration and reconfiguration of power
systems. With the increasing trend in development in Multi-Agent
control technologies applied to power system reconfiguration
in presence of faulty components or nodes. Fault tolerance is
becoming an important challenge in the design processes of the
distributed power system topology. Since the reconfiguration of a
power system is performed by agent communication, the (n,k)-star
interconnected network topology is studied and modeled in this
paper to optimize the process of power reconfiguration. In this paper,
we discuss the recently proposed (n,k)-star topology and examine its
properties and advantages as compared to the traditional multi-bus
power topologies. We design and simulate the topology model for
distributed power system test cases. A related lemma based on the
fault tolerance and conditional diagnosability properties is presented
and proved both theoretically and practically. The conclusion is
reached that (n,k)-star topology model has measurable advantages
compared to standard bus power systems while exhibiting fault
tolerance properties in power restoration, as well as showing
efficiency when applied to power system route discovery.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering},
	  volume    = {9},
	  number    = {1},
	  year      = {2015},
	  pages     = {2 - 8},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000173},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/97},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 97, 2015},