Finite-time leader-following consensus problem of multi-agent systems

Sun Yongzheng*, Zhao Long, Liu Mei, Weng Wenting, Meng Qingxin

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In this paper, we study the finite-time leader-following consensus problems for multi-agent systems. By using the finite-time stability theory and adding a suitable nonlinear protocol, we prove that the multi-agent system can reach the leader-following consensus in finite time in the networks with undirected topologies. The effects of control parameters on consensus time are also analyzed. Furthermore, numerical examples are provided to illustrate the effectiveness of the theoretical results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 31st Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2012
Place of PublicationPiscataway, NJ
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9789881563811
ISBN (Print)9781467325813
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event31st Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2012 - Hefei, China
Duration: 25 Jul 201227 Jul 2012


Other31st Chinese Control Conference, CCC 2012


  • Finite-time Consensus
  • Multi-agent systems


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