Circuits, Systems, and Signal Processing

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 98–111 | Cite as

Distributed Estimator-Based Fault Detection for Multi-agent Networks

  • Dan Zhao
  • Ming Chi
  • Zhi-Hong GuanEmail author
  • Yonghong Wu
  • Jie Chen


This paper focuses on the problem of fault detection (FD) for multi-agent networks when some follower agents are subjected to actuator or sensor faults. A distributed FD architecture is proposed by constructing a consensus-based estimator and the related residual. Using Lyapunov function method and Riccati equation, asymptotically stable condition for the novel estimator is derived, and the time-varying residual threshold for FD is determined. A numerical example is presented to illustrate the efficiency of the consensus-based approach for FD.


Fault detection (FD) Consensus-based estimator Riccati equation Multi-agent networks 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dan Zhao
    • 1
  • Ming Chi
    • 1
  • Zhi-Hong Guan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yonghong Wu
    • 2
  • Jie Chen
    • 3
  1. 1.College of AutomationHuazhong University of Science and TechnologyWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.School of ScienceWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.School of ScienceHubei University of TechnologyWuhanPeople’s Republic of China

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