|Consensus of Multi-agent Systems with Feedforward Nonlinear Dynamics and Digraph
Shuzhen Yu, Haijun Jiang*, Zhiyong Yu, and Cheng Hu
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 16, no. 4, pp.1512-1520, 2018
Abstract : "This paper considers a high-order consensus problem of multi-agent system with feedforward nonlinear
and time-varying input delay in a directed network. In order to achieve the consensus, we propose a low gain
distributed protocol which can get rid of impacts of feedforward nonlinearity and an arbitrarily bounded input delay
on the consensus problem. Moreover, for any upper bound time-varying delay and strongly connected diagraph,
the proposed controller can solve the consensus problem of multi-agent systems with feedforward nonlinearity if
the designed parameter q is great than the threshold value. Finally, several numerical simulations are presented to
demonstrate the validity of the theoretical results."
Directed network, feedforward, high-order consensus, input delay, nonlinear multi-agent systems.