IEICE Transactions on Fundamentals of Electronics, Communications and Computer Sciences
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Consensus of Nonlinear Multi-Agent Systems with an Arbitrary Communication Delay
Sungryul LEE
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2015 Volume E98.A Issue 9 Pages 1977-1981


This letter deals with the consensus problem of multi-agent systems, which are composed of feedforward nonlinear systems under a directed network with a communication time delay. In order to solve this problem, a new consensus protocol with a low gain parameter is proposed. Moreover, it is shown that under some sufficient conditions, the proposed protocol can solve the consensus problem of nonlinear multi-agent systems even in the presence of an arbitrarily large communication delay. An illustrative example is presented to verify the validity of the proposed approach.

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