Algebraic criteria for second-order global consensus in multi-agent networks with intrinsic nonlinear dynamics and directed topologies Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper discusses the second-order globally nonlinear consensus in general multi-agent directed networks with both non-time-delay and time-delay couplings. Some easily manageable delay-independent algebraic criteria are presented to unravel the underlying mechanics for reaching the second-order consensus. The obtained results are associated with the underlying network interactive topologies, inner coupling matrices and coupling gains between agents. Theoretical derivation is complemented by its validation on a simulation example. 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Li, H., Liao, X., Huang, T., Wang, Y., Han, Q. i., & Dong, T.

citation count

  • 41

complete list of authors

  • Li, Huaqing||Liao, Xiaofeng||Huang, Tingwen||Wang, Yong||Han, Qi||Dong, Tao

publication date

  • February 2014