Intermittent Cluster Consensus Control of Multiagent Systems From a Static/Dynamic Output Approach

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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Online published11 Apr 2022
Publication statusOnline published - 11 Apr 2022


This article is concerned with the cluster consensus control problem for multiagent linear systems with a directed communication topology, where only relative output measurements of neighboring agents are available to each agent. Motivated by the pinning control technique, both static and dynamic intermittent output control strategies are proposed. Using Lyapunov functions, sufficient conditions are developed to ensure cluster consensus with existence-guaranteed control parameters. Both periodic and nonperiodic operations of intermittent controllers are investigated. Finally, the effectiveness of the theoretical results is demonstrated by a simulation example.

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  • Observers, Consensus control, Trajectory, Synchronization, Symmetric matrices, Lyapunov methods, Linear systems, Cluster consensus, intermittent output control, multiagent linear system, nonperiodic operation, periodic operation, COMPLEX NETWORKS