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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 130643, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/130643
Research Article

Consensus Tracking for Multiagent Systems with Nonlinear Dynamics

The State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex System, Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China

Received 4 June 2014; Accepted 5 July 2014; Published 14 August 2014

Academic Editor: Wenwu Yu

Copyright © 2014 Runsha Dong. 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.

Abstract

This paper concerns the problem of consensus tracking for multiagent systems with a dynamical leader. In particular, it proposes the corresponding explicit control laws for multiple first-order nonlinear systems, second-order nonlinear systems, and quite general nonlinear systems based on the leader-follower and the tree shaped network topologies. Several numerical simulations are given to verify the theoretical results.