Distributed feedforward approach to cooperative output regulation subject to communication delays and switching networks

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7523319
Pages (from-to)1999-2005
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number4
Online published27 Jul 2016
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2017


In this technical note, we consider the cooperative output regulation problem for linear multi-agent systems subject to communication delays and switching networks by a distributed feedforward approach. Both distributed dynamic state feedback controller and distributed dynamic measurement output feedback controller are proposed to solve the problem. In comparison with the existing result for the similar problem, our result can handle the cooperative output regulation problem subject to nonuniform time-varying communication delays and jointly connected switching communication networks. As an application of cooperative output regulation, it is shown that our main result can solve the leader-following consensus problem and includes some existing results as its special cases.

Research Area(s)

  • Communication delay, cooperative output regulation, distributed control, multi-agent systems, switching network