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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014, Article ID 325751, 8 pages
Research Article

Suboptimal Event-Triggered Consensus of Multiagent Systems

School of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Anhui University, 111 Kowloon Road, Hefei 230601, China

Received 5 August 2013; Accepted 26 February 2014; Published 23 March 2014

Academic Editor: Shawn X. Wang

Copyright © 2014 Yuan Fan. 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.


In this paper the suboptimal event-triggered consensus problem of Multiagent systems is investigated. Using the combinational measurement approach, each agent only updates its control input at its own event time instants. Thus the total number of events and the amount of controller updates can be significantly reduced in practice. Then, based on the observation of increasing the consensus rate and reducing the number of triggering events, we have proposed the time-average cost of the agent system and developed a suboptimal approach to determine the triggering condition. The effectiveness of the proposed strategy is illustrated by numerical examples.