Output Agreement of a Class of Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems with Switching Topologies

Zhengyan Qin, Tengfei Liu, Zhong Ping Jiang

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In this paper, output agreement problem of a class of nonlinear multi-agent systems with switching topologies is studied. By employing a new type of dynamic control law to the controlled agents, the switching and directed information flow topology is handled and by a state transformation the distributed control problem is successfully converted into network control problem with each subsystem has input-to-output stability (IOS) and unboundedness observability (UO) properties. Then, the cyclic-small-gain theorem is applied to conclude the conclusion that the output agreement objective is achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 37th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2018
EditorsXin Chen, Qianchuan Zhao
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881563941
StatePublished - Oct 5 2018
Event37th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2018 - Wuhan, China
Duration: Jul 25 2018Jul 27 2018

Publication series

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


Other37th Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2018


  • Cyclic-small-gain method
  • Distributed control
  • Nonlinear systems
  • Output agreement
  • Switching topologies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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