Leader-following consensus of multiple linear systems under switching topologies: an averaging method. (English) Zbl 1255.93069

Summary: The leader-following consensus of multiple Linear Time Invariant (LTI) systems under switching topology is considered. The leader-following consensus problem consists of designing for each agent a distributed protocol to make all agents track a leader vehicle, which has the same LTI dynamics as the agents. The interaction topology describing the information exchange of these agents is time-varying. An averaging method is proposed. Unlike the existing results in the literatures which assume the LTI agents to be neutrally stable, we relax this condition, only making assumption that the LTI agents are stablizable and detectable. Observer-based leader-following consensus is also considered.


93C15 Control/observation systems governed by ordinary differential equations
93C35 Multivariable systems, multidimensional control systems
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