Decentralized event-triggered control of networked systems - Part 2: Containment control

Teng-Hu Cheng, Zhen Kan, Justin R. Klotz, John M. Shea, Warren E. Dixon

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A decentralized event-triggered control scheme is developed for the containment control problem. An estimate-based decentralized controller is designed for each agent so that it is only required to communicate with neighboring agents at discrete event times. These events are determined by a decentralized trigger function that only requires local information. Different from conventional strategies, the developed control approach does not require continuous communication with local neighboring follower agents for state feedback, reducing communication bandwidth. The event-triggered approach is facilitated by developing a positive constant lower bound on the inter-event interval, which indicates Zeno behavior is avoided. A Lyapunov-based convergence analysis is provided to indicate asymptotic convergence of the developed strategy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationACC 2015 - 2015 American Control Conference
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781479986842
StatePublished - 28 Jul 2015
Event2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015 - Chicago, United States
Duration: 1 Jul 20153 Jul 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of the American Control Conference
ISSN (Print)0743-1619


Conference2015 American Control Conference, ACC 2015
CountryUnited States

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