Leader-Following Consensus of Discrete-Time Multiagent Systems With Encoding–Decoding Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2015 IEEE. The leader-following consensus of general linear discrete-time multiagent systems with a limited communication data rate and a directed fixed topology is investigated. The consensus protocol is designed for each agent, which is given in terms of states of its encoder and decoders with time-varying quantization levels. A rigorous analysis for the consensus convergence is provided. A finite lower bound of the communication data rate between each pair of adjacent agents is obtained to ensure consensus. A numerical example is presented to demonstrate the validity of the results obtained.

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, H., Chen, G., Liao, X., & Huang, T.

citation count

  • 40

publication date

  • November 2015