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Finite-Time Distributed Tracking Control for Multi-Agent Systems With a Virtual Leader

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4 Author(s)
Xiaoqing Lu ; College of Mathematics and Statistics, Wuhan University, Wuhan, China ; Renquan Lu ; Shihua Chen ; Jinhu Lu

This paper aims at further investigating the finite-time distributed tracking control problems for multi-agent systems with a virtual leader under the conditions of fixed and switching topologies, respectively. Two continuous distributed tracking protocols are designed for tracking the virtual leader in finite time. Compared with the traditional distributed tracking protocols, the proposed distributed tracking protocols can reach consensus in finite time. In particular, to eliminate the chattering phenomenon occurred in non-Lipschitz dynamical systems, this paper introduces a saturation function to replace the original sign function in the proposed distributed tracking protocols. The improved protocols can guide all agents to track the virtual leader without chattering phenomenon in finite time for the same position. Numerical simulations are also given to validate the proposed distributed tracking protocols.

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IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers  (Volume:60 ,  Issue: 2 )