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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 268083, 10 pages
Research Article

Distributed Node-to-Node Consensus of Multiagent Systems with Delayed Nonlinear Dynamics and Intermittent Communications

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

Received 13 April 2015; Accepted 2 August 2015

Academic Editor: Yang Tang

Copyright © 2015 Kexin Jia 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.


The paper is concerned with the problem of distributed node-to-node consensus of multiagent systems with delayed nonlinear dynamics and communication constraints. A new kind of consensus protocol based only on the intermittent measurements of neighboring agents is proposed to make each follower track the corresponding leader asymptotically. Based on the Lyapunov stability theory and M-matrix theory, some novel and simple criteria are derived for node-to-node consensus of multiagent systems. It is shown that consensus can be reached if the communication time duration is larger than the corresponding threshold value. Finally, a numerical example is provided to demonstrate the effectiveness of the obtained theoretical results.