Wei Ren is currently with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, USA.
Distributed containment control of multi-agent systems with general linear dynamics in the presence of multiple leaders
Version of Record online: 9 DEC 2011
Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
International Journal of Robust and Nonlinear Control
Volume 23, Issue 5, pages 534–547, 25 March 2013
How to Cite
Li, Z., Ren, W., Liu, X. and Fu, M. (2013), Distributed containment control of multi-agent systems with general linear dynamics in the presence of multiple leaders. Int. J. Robust Nonlinear Control, 23: 534–547. doi: 10.1002/rnc.1847
- Issue online: 6 FEB 2013
- Version of Record online: 9 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 NOV 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 9 AUG 2011
- Manuscript Received: 11 JAN 2011
- National Natural Science Foundation of China. Grant Numbers: 61104153, 10872030, 60974078
- China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. Grant Numbers: 20100480211, 201104059
- National Science Foundation. Grant Number: ECCS-1002393
- multi-agent system;
- containment control;
- cooperative control;
This paper considers the containment control problems for both continuous-time and discrete-time multi-agent systems with general linear dynamics under directed communication topologies. Distributed dynamic containment controllers based on the relative outputs of neighboring agents are constructed for both continuous-time and discrete-time cases, under which the states of the followers will asymptotically converge to the convex hull formed by those of the leaders if, for each follower, there exists at least one leader that has a directed path to that follower. Sufficient conditions on the existence of these dynamic controllers are given. Static containment controllers relying on the relative states of neighboring agents are also discussed as special cases. Copyright © 2011 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.