Fixed-time group tracking control with unknown inherent nonlinear dynamics

Yilun Shang, Yamei Ye

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In this paper, the fixed-time group tracking problem for multi-agent systems with unknown inherent nonlinear dynamics is studied. A distributed tracking control protocol is introduced to ensure that the follower agents in each subgroup can track their respective leaders in a prescribed time regardless of the initial conditions. Compared with the existing works on group (tracking) consensus, we do not require the inter-group balance condition, and the leaders are allowed to interact with follower agents in different subgroups. Some conditions have been derived to choose appropriate control gains to achieve the fixed-time group tracking. Finally, numerical simulations are presented to illustrate the availability of our results.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12833—12842
Number of pages10
JournalIEEE Access
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2017


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