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Containment Control for Directed Networks Multi-agent System with Nonlinear Dynamics and Communication Time-delays

Bo Li, Zeng-qiang Chen*, Chun-yan Zhang, Zhong-xin Liu, and Qing Zhang
International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, vol. 15, no. 3, pp.1181-1188, 2017

Abstract : "In this paper, containment control problem in directed networks for second-order multi-agent systems with inherent nonlinear dynamics and time-delays are investigated. A distributed control protocol is proposed for each follower using the relative states among neighboring agents. Based on Lyapunov-Razumikhin theorem, some sufficient conditions in terms of linear matrix inequalities (LMIs) are derived to ensure that all followers asymptotically converge to the convex hull spanned by the dynamic leaders. Finally, simulation results are presented to illustrate the effectiveness of the conclusion."

Keyword : Containment control, directed networks, multi-agent systems, nonlinear dynamics, time-delays.

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