Aperiodically Intermittent Discrete-Time State Observation Noise for Consensus of Multiagent Systems

Yongbao Wu, Sixian Zhuang, Choon Ki Ahn, Wenxue Li

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A new consensus protocol with aperiodically intermittent discrete-time state observation noise (AIDSON) is introduced. With the help of the proposed AIDSON, the almost sure exponential consensus (ASEC) of multiagent systems is investigated. Through the Lyapunov method and stochastic comparison principle, some sufficient conditions can be obtained. Moreover, the upper bounds of the rest rate of intermittent communication noise and the duration between two consecutive observations are estimated. Additionally, the larger the noise intensity is, the faster multiagent systems reach the ASEC. Furthermore, the established results are applied to the consensus analysis of single-link robot arms and oscillators and some simulations are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1243-1253
Number of pages11
JournalIEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Feb 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Almost sure exponential consensus (ASEC)
  • aperiodically intermittent noise
  • communication noise
  • multiagent systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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