Second-order min-consensus on switching topology

Yinyan Zhang, Shuai Li

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The agent dynamics of most of the multi-agent systems in practice are second-order. However, there is no existing min-consensus protocol for such systems. In this paper, we deal with this problem by proposing the first second-order min-consensus protocol with provable convergence. It is not trivial to extend the min-consensus result for the first-order case to the second-order one. Under certain conditions, the proposed protocol can guarantee global asymptotic min-consensus, even for the case with jointly connected communication graphs. An illustrative example is presented to verify the theoretical results and the efficiency of the proposed protocol.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)293-297
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018


  • Double-integrator dynamics
  • Jointly connected graph
  • Min-consensus
  • Multi-agent system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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