Scheduled System Maintenance on May 29th, 2015:
IEEE Xplore will be upgraded between 11:00 AM and 10:00 PM EDT. During this time there may be intermittent impact on performance. For technical support, please contact us at We apologize for any inconvenience.
By Topic

Distributed consensus of multi-agent systems with general linear node dynamics through intermittent communications

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

3 Author(s)
Guanghui Wen ; Dept. of Mech. & Aerosp. Eng., Peking Univ., Beijing, China ; Zhisheng Duan ; Guanrong Chen

The consensus problem for multi-agent systems with general linear node dynamics and a fixed directed topology is investigated in this paper. Unlike existing linear multi-agent system models, the information transmission between neighboring agents are assumed to be intermittent in the present framework. To achieve consensus, a new class of distributed protocols are designed. By using tools from matrix analysis and switching systems theory, it is shown that this consensus problem can be cast to the stability problem of a set of low-dimensional switching systems. It is then proved that there exists a protocol guaranteeing consensus if the communication rate is larger than a threshold value and the communication topology contains a directed spanning tree. At last, a multi-step intermittent consensus protocol design procedure is provided for constructing such a protocol.

Published in:

Control and Decision Conference (CCDC), 2012 24th Chinese

Date of Conference:

23-25 May 2012