Consensus of High-Order Discrete-Time Multiagent Systems With Switching Topology

Yinyan Zhang, Shuai Li, Liefa Liao

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The communication cost is generally higher for the consensus of high-order multiagent systems than that for low-order multiagent systems. In this paper, two novel distributed protocols are proposed to address the consensus of high-order discrete-time multiagent systems. By the proposed consensus protocols, each agent only needs to transmit the value of a variable to neighbor agents regardless of the order of agent dynamics. Theoretical analysis shows that the proposed protocols guarantee asymptotic consensus of the agent states in different cases of communication graphs, including jointly connected ones. Simulative examples verify the theoretical results and the efficacy of the proposed protocols.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2018


  • Consensus
  • high-order discrete-time multiagent system
  • switching topology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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