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Mathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume 2015, Article ID 953464, 7 pages
Research Article

Fast Consensus of Networked Multiagent Systems with Two-Hop Network

Department of Automation, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China

Received 7 January 2015; Accepted 11 March 2015

Academic Editor: Yun-Bo Zhao

Copyright © 2015 Jinfeng Gao 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.


This paper studies the consensus convergence speed of multiagent systems (MASs) from two aspects including communication topology and the state of agents. Two-hop network is considered in the communication topology. A novel consensus protocol that includes the information of the states motions and their integrals is introduced. And the protocol has much faster convergence speed by choosing some appropriate weight values. The protocol can be applied to distributed control and large-scale systems. A numerical example is presented to illustrate the effectiveness and superiority of the proposed method.