Distributed control of a class of second-order nonlinear multi-agent systems with switching topologies

Zhengyan Qin, Tengfei Liu, Zhong Ping Jiang

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Abstract

This paper proposes a distributed control result for strong output-agreement of a class of second-order nonlinear multi-agent systems. The nonlinear dynamics of the agents are handled by a class of nonlinear control laws. It is first proved that each controlled agent admits a positively invariant set if the outputs of the neighboring agents are bounded. Then, by showing the existence of a positively invariant set for the multi-agent system, the state boundedness of the multi-agent system is guaranteed, and strong output-agreement is proved by showing that the size of the positively invariant set is reducing. An example with simulation is employed to show the effectiveness of the main result.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 36th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2017
EditorsTao Liu, Qianchuan Zhao
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages8656-8661
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881563934
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 7 2017
Event36th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2017 - Dalian, China
Duration: Jul 26 2017Jul 28 2017

Publication series

NameChinese Control Conference, CCC
ISSN (Print)1934-1768
ISSN (Electronic)2161-2927

Other

Other36th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2017
CountryChina
CityDalian
Period7/26/177/28/17

Keywords

  • Distributed Control
  • Multi-agent systems
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Strong Output-Agreement
  • Switching Topologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Qin, Z., Liu, T., & Jiang, Z. P. (2017). Distributed control of a class of second-order nonlinear multi-agent systems with switching topologies. In T. Liu, & Q. Zhao (Eds.), Proceedings of the 36th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2017 (pp. 8656-8661). [8028731] (Chinese Control Conference, CCC). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.23919/ChiCC.2017.8028731