Distributed Output Regulation for a Class of Nonlinear Multiagent Systems With Dynamic Edges.

Research paper by Yanzhi Y Wu, Lu L Liu

Indexed on: 06 Nov '20Published on: 06 Nov '20Published in: IEEE transactions on cybernetics


In this article, an output regulation problem is considered for nonlinear multiagent systems with unity relative degree, in which nodes are coupled by dynamic edges. The inputs of the edge dynamic systems are determined by the error outputs of the node dynamic systems. Similarly, the neighboring inputs of the node dynamic systems are formed by the outputs of the edge dynamic systems and can influence node outputs. By introducing some coordinate transformations, we can transform the output regulation problem into a robust stabilization problem for an augmented system. Then, using the relative outputs of neighboring agents, we design a distributed output-feedback control law and suitable dynamic couplings between the nodes. Finally, it is shown that the global stabilization of the augmented system can be achieved using the proposed controller. An example is presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of our control strategy.