Event-Triggered Cooperative Output Regulation of Linear Multi-Agent Systems Under Jointly Connected Topologies

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Original languageEnglish
Article number8391734
Pages (from-to)1317-1322
Number of pages6
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number3
Online published21 Jun 2018
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2019


This paper addresses the cooperative output regulation problem of linear multi-agent systems under switching communication topologies. A distributed event-triggered control scheme is proposed so that the cooperative output regulation problem is solved with only intermittent communication. The communication topology is not required to be connected at every time instant under the jointly connected assumption. With the proposed triggering mechanism, each agent only transmits the information to its neighbors at its own triggering times or the switching times. By introducing a fixed timer, Zeno behavior is strictly excluded for each agent. The effectiveness of the proposed control scheme is demonstrated by an example.

Research Area(s)

  • cooperative output regulation, event-triggered control, linear multi-agent systems, switching topology