Cooperative Output Tracking of Unknown Heterogeneous Linear Systems by Distributed Event-Triggered Adaptive Control

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-15
Number of pages13
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
Issue number1
Online published28 Jan 2020
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022


This article addresses the cooperative output tracking problem of a class of linear minimum-phase multiagent systems, where the agent dynamics are unknown and heterogeneous. A distributed event-triggered model reference adaptive control strategy is developed. It is shown that under the proposed event-triggered control strategy, the outputs of all the agents synchronize to the output of the leader asymptotically. It is also shown that Zeno behavior can be excluded with the proposed novel event triggering mechanism. In addition, the proposed adaptive control strategy is fully distributed in the sense that no prior knowledge of some global information, such as the eigenvalues of the associated Laplacian matrix and the number of the agents is required. Finally, an example is given to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed control strategy.

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  • Adaptive control, Cooperative control, Event-triggered control, Multiagent systems