Fixed-Time Group Tracking Control With Unknown Inherent Nonlinear Dynamics

Shang, Yilun and Ye, Yamei (2017) Fixed-Time Group Tracking Control With Unknown Inherent Nonlinear Dynamics. IEEE Access, 5. pp. 12833-12842. ISSN 2169-3536

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In this paper, the fixed-time group tracking problem for multi-agent systems with unknown inherent nonlinear dynamics is studied. A distributed tracking control protocol is introduced to ensure that the follower agents in each subgroup can track their respective leaders in a prescribed time regardless of the initial conditions. Compared with the existing works on group (tracking) consensus, we do not require the inter-group balance condition, and the leaders are allowed to interact with follower agents in different subgroups. Some conditions have been derived to choose appropriate control gains to achieve the fixed-time group tracking. Finally, numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the availability of our results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fixed-time consensus; group consensus; multiagent system; inherent nonlinear dynamics; leader-follower
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2018 17:13
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2021 10:06

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