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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2013, Article ID 250586, 9 pages
Research Article

Second-Order Multiagent Systems with Event-Driven Consensus Control

School of Automation Engineering, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu 610054, China

Received 27 November 2012; Accepted 3 April 2013

Academic Editor: Pedro M. Lima

Copyright © 2013 Jiangping Hu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Event-driven control scheduling strategies for multiagent systems play a key role in future use of embedded microprocessors of limited resources that gather information and actuate the agent control updates. In this paper, a distributed event-driven consensus problem is considered for a multi-agent system with second-order dynamics. Firstly, two kinds of event-driven control laws are, respectively, designed for both leaderless and leader-follower systems. Then, the input-to-state stability of the closed-loop multi-agent system with the proposed event-driven consensus control is analyzed and the bound of the inter-event times is ensured. Finally, some numerical examples are presented to validate the proposed event-driven consensus control.