Quantized consensus in second-order multi-agent systems via event-trigger control with sampled data Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018 The Franklin Institute This paper addresses the quantized consensus problem of second-order multi-agent systems (MASs) where the topology has a directed spanning tree. An event-trigger control protocol (ETCP) is proposed by designing a combined threshold. The combined threshold not only reduces more event triggers than the state-dependent threshold, but also is more practical than the time-dependent threshold. For further reducing computation resources and transmission cost, the sampled data, self-trigger scheme and data quantization are employed together. Under the proposed ETCP, the sufficient condition is derived to guarantee the quantized consensus of second-order MASs. Finally, the comparison experiments are conducted to demonstrate the superiority of ETCP based on the combined threshold.

author list (cited authors)

  • Mu, N., Liao, X., & Huang, T.

citation count

  • 14

publication date

  • March 2018