Consensus of Noisy Multiagent Systems with Markovian Switching Topologies and Time-Varying Delays

Yilun Shang
2015 Mathematical Problems in Engineering  
Stochastic multiagent systems have attracted much attention during the past few decades. This paper concerns the continuous-time consensus of a network of agents under directed switching communication topologies governed by a time-homogeneous Markovian process. The agent dynamics are described by linear time-invariant systems, with random noises as well as time-varying delays. Two types of network-induced delays are considered, namely, delays affecting only the output of the agents' neighbors
more » ... d delays affecting both the agents' own output and the output of their neighbors. We present necessary and sufficient consensus conditions for these two classes of multiagent systems, respectively. The design method of consensus gains allows for decoupling the design problem from the graph properties. Numerical simulations are implemented to test the effectiveness of our obtained results as well as the tightness of necessary/sufficient conditions.
doi:10.1155/2015/453072 fatcat:va7in4wrbngwbmkqjsyzgkkh2a