Distributed Event-triggered Containment Control for Discrete-time Multi-agent Systems

  • Zhaojun Tang
  • Chuandong Li
Regular Papers Control Theory and Applications


This paper investigates the event-triggered containment control for discrete-time multi-agent systems. Event-triggered control strategies are employed in order to reduce the number of controller actuation updates for multi-agent systems with limited resources. It is assumed that each follower in the system updates its state only at some instants which are determined by the proposed event-triggered condition. Both centralized and decentralized event-triggered strategies are proposed to solve the containment control problem. Convergence analysis is given with the help of matrix theory and Lyapunov method, and it is showed that the proposed strategy does not exhibit Zeno behaviors. Numerical simulations are given to illustrate the effectiveness of the theoretical results.


Containment control discrete-time systems event-triggered control multi-agent systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of ScienceChongqing University of TechnologyChongqingChina
  2. 2.Chongqing Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Circuits and Intelligent Information Processing, Department of Electronics and Information EngineeringSouthwest UniversityChongqingChina

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