Distributed containment tracking of multiple stochastic nonlinear systems

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-221
Journal / PublicationAutomatica
Online published19 Mar 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016


This paper investigates distributed containment tracking for multiple stochastic nonlinear systems with multiple dynamic leaders under directed network topology. The control input of each agent can only use its local state and the states of its neighbors. With the backstepping design method, distributed tracking controllers are designed. By using stochastic analysis and graph theory, it is shown that the followers' outputs will exponentially converge to the convex hull spanned by the dynamic leaders's outputs with tunable tracking errors while all the states of the closed-loop system remain bounded in probability. A numerical example is provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the theoretical results.

Research Area(s)

  • Containment tracking, Directed network topology, Multiple stochastic nonlinear systems