Cooperative Output Regulation of Linear Multi-Agent Systems by Intermittent Communication : A Unified Framework of Time- and Event-Triggering Strategies

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7982668
Pages (from-to)548-555
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Volume63
Issue number2
Online published17 Jul 2017
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2018

Abstract

This paper addresses the cooperative output regulation problem of heterogeneous linear multi-agent systems with directed communication topologies, requiring only intermittent communication. First, we propose a unified framework of time- and event-triggering strategies. Then based on the unified triggering framework, a novel triggering mechanism utilizing the self-triggering strategy is developed. It is shown that with the proposed triggering mechanism, the cooperative output regulation problem can be solved by a distributed control law with only intermittent communication. It is further shown that with the unified framework of time- and event-triggering strategies for each agent, a positive minimum inter-event time can be explicitly given and Zeno behavior can be thus excluded. An example is finally provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed controller and the triggering mechanism.

Research Area(s)

  • Cooperative output regulation, directed topology, heterogeneous linear systems, multi-agent systems, time/event-triggering strategy

Citation Format(s)

Cooperative Output Regulation of Linear Multi-Agent Systems by Intermittent Communication : A Unified Framework of Time- and Event-Triggering Strategies. / Hu, Wenfeng; Liu, Lu; Feng, Gang.

In: IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 63, No. 2, 7982668, 02.2018, p. 548-555.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review