|Leader-following Cluster Consensus in Multi-agent Systems with Intermittence
Da Huang, Haijun Jiang*, Zhiyong Yu, Chengjun Kang, and Cheng Hu
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 16, no. 2, pp.437-451, 2018
Abstract : "In this paper, the cluster consensus problem of first-order nonlinear multi-agent systems with aperiodic
intermittent communication is studied through pinning leader-following approach. The pinning consensus
algorithm based on the relative local intermittent information is designed according to the varies linking ways of
clustered network structure. New notions of leading intermittence and inter-cluster intermittence which related to
the intermittent linking ways of leader-following clustered structure are developed, and several new systems with
intermittence are established due to the new notions. Besides, dynamics with inherent delay are also considered to
extend our results to a more general framework. The original communication graph without intermittent pattern is
supposed to be directed and weakly connected. Some consensus criteria are derived to guarantee that the cluster
consensus problem for the systems with intermittent communication can be solved. Finally, numerical simulations
are given to illustrate the effectiveness of the theoretical results."
Cluster consensus, digraph, intermittence, leader-following, multi-agent system.