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The adaptive distributed observer approach to the cooperative output regulation of linear multi-agent systems ☆

Research paper by He Cai, Frank L. Lewis, Guoqiang Hu, Jie Huang

Indexed on: 18 Nov '16Published on: 10 Nov '16Published in: Automatica



Abstract

The cooperative output regulation problem of linear multi-agent systems using distributed observer approach has been solved under the assumption that each follower knows the system matrix of the leader system. To remove this assumption, in this paper, a distributed control scheme utilizing the adaptive distributed observer has been proposed, which consists of three steps. First, an adaptive distributed observer is designed to estimate both the system matrix and the state of the leader system. Second, an adaptive algorithm is developed to calculate the solutions of the regulator equations online. Third, both adaptive state feedback and adaptive measurement output feedback controllers are synthesized to solve the cooperative output regulation problem without the assumption that each follower knows the system matrix of the leader system.

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