Consensus of the Second-order Multi-agent Systems under Asynchronous Switching with a Controller Fault

  • Dianhao ZhengEmail author
  • Hongbin Zhang
  • J. Andrew Zhang
  • Yang Li
Regular Papers Control Theory and Applications


Asynchronous switching differing from asynchronous consensus may hinder the system to reach a consensus. This receives very limited attention, especially when the multi-agent systems have a controller fault. In order to analyze the consensus in this situation, this paper studies the consensus of the second-order multi-agent systems under asynchronous switching with a controller fault. We convert the consensus problems under asynchronous switching into stability problems and obtain important results for consensus with the aid of linear matrix inequalities. An example is given to illustrate the effect of asynchronous switching on the consensus, and to validate the analytical results in this paper.


Asynchronous switching consensus controller faults multi-agent systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dianhao Zheng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hongbin Zhang
    • 2
  • J. Andrew Zhang
    • 3
  • Yang Li
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Information and Communication EngineeringUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduChina
  2. 2.Faculty of Engineering and Information TechnologyUniversity of Technology SydneySydneyAustralia
  3. 3.School of Information and CommunicationUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduChina
  4. 4.School of Information and CommunicationUniversity of Electronic Science and Technology of ChinaChengduChina

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