Distributed event-triggered control for output synchronization of dynamical networks with non-identical nodes

Tao Liu, Ming Cao, David J. Hill

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This paper studies the output synchronization problem of a dynamical network with event-based communication, where each node communicates to its neighbours only when an event-triggering condition is fulfilled. The network has non-identical nodes driven by identical exosystems. In order to achieve asymptotic output synchronization as well as to prevent the occurrence of Zeno behaviour, estimators are introduced into each node to estimate the states of the exosystems of its neighbours and its own. Then, a distributed event-triggering rule is designed, which only depends on the information that the node obtains from its neighbours and the states of introduced estimators. Finally, a numerical example is given to show the effectiveness of the proposed control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control,CDC 2014
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781479977468
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventIEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2014 - J.W. Marriott Hotel, Los Angeles, United States of America
Duration: 15 Dec 201417 Dec 2014
Conference number: 53rd
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/conhome/7027307/proceeding (Proceedings)

Publication series

NameProceedings of the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
ISSN (Print)0743-1546
ISSN (Electronic)2576-2370


ConferenceIEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2014
Abbreviated titleCDC 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityLos Angeles
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