Second-order global consensus in multiagent networks with random directional link failure. Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, we consider the second-order globally nonlinear consensus in a multiagent network with general directed topology and random interconnection failure by characterizing the behavior of stochastic dynamical system with the corresponding time-averaged system. A criterion for the second-order consensus is derived by constructing a Lyapunov function for the time-averaged network. By associating the solution of random switching nonlinear system with the constructed Lyapunov function, a sufficient condition for second-order globally nonlinear consensus in a multiagent network with random directed interconnections is also established. It is required that the second-order consensus can be achieved in the time-averaged network and the Lyapunov function decreases along the solution of the random switching nonlinear system at an infinite subsequence of the switching moments. A numerical example is presented to justify the correctness of the theoretical results.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Trans Neural Netw Learn Syst

author list (cited authors)

  • Li, H., Liao, X., Huang, T., Zhu, W., & Liu, Y.

citation count

  • 122

complete list of authors

  • Li, Huaqing||Liao, Xiaofeng||Huang, Tingwen||Zhu, Wei||Liu, Yanbing

publication date

  • March 2015