A Layered Event-Triggered Consensus Scheme

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2334-2340
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
Issue number8
Online published7 Jun 2016
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017


This paper studies the dynamics of multiagent systems with a multilayer structure, proposing a novel layered event-triggered scheme (LETS) for consensus. This LETS emphasizes on synchronous information transmission in the same layer but asynchronous message update between different layers, which differs from the existing centralized or distributed event-triggered schemes. Moreover, under the LETS, agents in different layers achieve asymptotical consensus eventually and the Zeno behavior is successfully eliminated. Furthermore, an algorithm is provided to avoid continuous event detection, verified by a numerical example.

Research Area(s)

  • Consensus, layered event-triggered scheme (LETS), multiagent system, multilayered network