Consensus analysis of multi-agent systems under switching topologies by a topology-dependent average dwell time approach

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IET Control Theory and Applications, 2017, 11 (3), pp. 429 - 438
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© The Institution of Engineering and Technology 2016. This study addresses the consensus problem for a class of any order multi-agent systems under switching topologies which could include kinds of unconsensusable topologies. The consensus problem, depending on structure properties and the corresponding topology, is researched with fixed structure properties under directed switching topologies. By the properties of Laplacian matrix, the consensus problem for multi-agent systems is converted into the stability problem of the corresponding switched systems with a Laplacian-like matrix. Some sufficient conditions for consensus are presented by using the dwell time approach. Finally, numerical examples and the results of computer simulation are given to verify the theoretical analysis.
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