Fully Distributed Event-Triggered Semiglobal Consensus of Multi-agent Systems With Input Saturation

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Original languageEnglish
Article number7792572
Pages (from-to)5055-5064
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Issue number6
Online published21 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2017


In this paper, the event-triggered semiglobal consensus problem is investigated for general linear multi-agent systems subjected to input saturation, by utilizing the algebraic Riccati equation-based low-gain feedback technique. Two scenarios for systems with or without updating delays are considered, and fully distributed event-triggered control schemes are proposed to guarantee the semiglobal consensus of the connected systems, in which each agent is asymptotically null controllable with bounded controls. Strictly positive lower bounds for both the sampling intervals and the updating delays are captured for each agent to eliminate the Zeno behaviors in these two event-triggered processes. Finally, the effectiveness of these event-triggered control schemes are verified by simulations.

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  • Consensus, distributed algorithm, event-triggered technique, input saturation, low-gain feedback technique