A Distributed Dynamic Event-Triggered Control Approach to Consensus of Linear Multiagent Systems With Directed Networks. Academic Article uri icon


  • In this paper, we study the consensus problem for a class of linear multiagent systems, where the communication networks are directed. First, a dynamic event-triggering mechanism is introduced, including some existing static event-triggering mechanisms as its special cases. Second, based on the dynamic event-triggering mechanism, a distributed control protocol is developed, which ensures that all agents can reach consensus with an exponential convergence rate. Third, it is shown that, with the dynamic event-triggering mechanism, the minimum interevent time between any two consecutive triggering instants can be prolonged and no agent exhibits Zeno behavior. Finally, an algorithm is provided to avoid continuous communication when the dynamic event-triggering mechanism is implemented. The effectiveness of the results is confirmed through a numerical example.

published proceedings

  • IEEE Trans Cybern

author list (cited authors)

  • Hu, W., Yang, C., Huang, T., & Gui, W.

citation count

  • 171

complete list of authors

  • Hu, Wenfeng||Yang, Chunhua||Huang, Tingwen||Gui, Weihua

publication date

  • February 2020