Output Consensus of Heterogeneous Linear Multi-Agent Systems by Distributed Event-Triggered/Self-Triggered Strategy

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1914-1924
Journal / PublicationIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
Issue number8
Online published2 Sept 2016
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2017


This paper addresses the output consensus problem of heterogeneous linear multi-agent systems. We first propose a novel distributed event-triggered control scheme. It is shown that, with the proposed control scheme, the output consensus problem can be solved if two matrix equations are satisfied. Then, we further propose a novel self-triggered control scheme, with which continuous monitoring is avoided. By introducing a fixed timer into both event- and self-triggered control schemes, Zeno behavior can be ruled out for each agent. The effectiveness of the event- and self-triggered control schemes is illustrated by an example.

Research Area(s)

  • Event-triggered strategy, heterogeneous multi-agent systems, output consensus, self-triggered strategy