Distributed average tracking for reference signals with bounded accelerations

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Original languageEnglish
Article number6851871
Pages (from-to)863-869
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number3
Online published10 Jul 2014
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


In this technical note, the distributed average tracking (DAT) problem for reference signals with bounded accelerations is considered. A sliding-mode surface is designed such that trajectories on the surface will achieve DAT. A discontinuous control algorithm is then proposed to guarantee that the surface can be reached in finite time. It is shown that if the switching network topology is connected at all time, then DAT can be solved by properly choosing a gain parameter of the algorithm.

Research Area(s)

  • Bounded acceleration, cooperative control, distributed average tracking, multiagent system