Adaptive bipartite consensus control of high-order multiagent systems on coopetition networks

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2868-2886
Journal / PublicationInternational Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
Issue number7
Online published31 Jan 2018
Publication statusPublished - 10 May 2018


In this paper, a bipartite consensus problem is considered for a high-order multiagent system with cooperative-competitive interactions and unknown time-varying disturbances. A signed graph is used to describe the interaction network associated with the multiagent system. The unknown disturbances are expressed by linearly parameterized models, and distributed adaptive laws are designed to estimate the unknown parameters in the models. For the case that there is no exogenous reference system, a fully distributed adaptive control law is proposed to ensure that all the agents reach a bipartite consensus. For the other case that there exists an exogenous reference system, another fully distributed adaptive control law is also developed to ensure that all the agents achieve bipartite consensus on the state of the exogenous system. The stability of the closed-loop multiagent systems with the 2 proposed adaptive control laws are analyzed under an assumption that the interaction network is structurally balanced. Moreover, the convergence of the parameter estimation errors is guaranteed with a persistent excitation condition. Finally, simulation examples are provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed adaptive bipartite consensus control laws for the concerned multiagent system.

Research Area(s)

  • bipartite consensus, coopetition networks, distributed adaptive control, high-order multiagent systems