Finite-Horizon H Consensus for Multiagent Systems With Redundant Channels via An Observer-Type Event-Triggered Scheme

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1567-1576
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
Issue number5
Online published6 Jun 2017
Publication statusPublished - May 2018


This paper is concerned with the finite-horizon H consensus problem for a class of discrete time-varying multiagent systems with external disturbances and missing measurements. To improve the communication reliability, redundant channels are introduced and the corresponding protocol is constructed for the information transmission over redundant channels. An event-triggered scheme is adopted to determine whether the information of agents should be transmitted to their neighbors. Subsequently, an observer-type event-triggered control protocol is proposed based on the latest received neighbors' information. The purpose of the addressed problem is to design a time-varying controller based on the observed information to achieve the H consensus performance in a finite horizon. By utilizing a constrained recursive Riccati difference equation approach, some sufficient conditions are obtained to guarantee the H consensus performance, and the controller parameters are also designed. Finally, a numerical example is provided to demonstrate the desired reliability of redundant channels and the effectiveness of the event-triggered control protocol.

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  • event-triggered scheme, H∞ consensus, multiagent system, redundant communication channels, time-varying systems