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Abstract and Applied Analysis
Volume 2014, Article ID 735232, 12 pages
Research Article

Sampled-Data Consensus for Nonlinear Multiagent Dynamical Systems via Reliable Control

College of Mathematics and Information and Engineering, Jiaxing University, Zhejiang 314001, China

Received 30 April 2014; Accepted 15 June 2014; Published 7 July 2014

Academic Editor: Chengjian Zhang

Copyright © 2014 Hongjie Li. 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.


The paper studies sampled-data consensus for nonlinear multiagent dynamical systems. A distributed linear reliable consensus protocol is designed, where probabilistic actuators with different failure rates and random network-induced delay are considered. Based on the input delay approach, a new distribution-based fault multiagent system model with random delay is proposed. By using the stochastic analysis technique and Kronecker product properties, some consensus conditions are derived in terms of linear matrix inequalities, and the solvability of derived conditions depends on not only the failure rate of the actuator but also on the probability of the delay. Finally, a numerical example is provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the obtained theoretical results.