Dynamic Consensus of Second-Order Networked Multiagent Systems With Switching Topology and Time-Varying Delays

Chang Jiang Li, Guo Ping Liu, Ping He, Feiqi Deng, Heng Li

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This article investigates the dynamic consensus problem for the discrete-time second-order integrator networked multiagent system with time-varying delay and switching topology, in which the speed of each agent is not required to be synchronized to zero value. Novel consensus protocols using only relative state information are proposed, and sufficient conditions for dynamic consensus are derived. The results show that consensus can be reached for both the case with delay and the case without delay, if the gain is sufficiently small and the union of interaction graphs is scrambling or contains a spanning tree frequently enough as the system evolves. Numerical examples demonstrate the effectiveness of the theoretical results.

Original languageEnglish
JournalIEEE Transactions on Cybernetics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021


  • Consensus protocol
  • Control systems
  • Delays
  • Dynamic consensus
  • relative state
  • spanning tree
  • Switches
  • switching topology
  • Synchronization
  • time-varying delay
  • Time-varying systems
  • Topology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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