Distributed finite-time bipartite consensus of multi-agent systems via event-triggered control

Peng Xu, Xinyu Wang, Guangming Xie, Jin Tao*, Minyi Xu*, Quan Zhou

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This paper investigates a distributed finite-time event-triggered bipartite consensus control for multi-agent systems. Under scenarios of energy limitation, an event-triggered strategy coupled with a nonlinear distributed control protocol is proposed only relying on local information, where the controller only updates at triggered instants. We proved that when the antagonistic network contains a spanning tree, the event-triggered controller can drive all agents to reach consensus value with an identical magnitude but opposite signs. Moreover, both the convergence time depending on the initial state and the positive lower bound of inter-event times are achieved. Simulation results show that the proposed controller has better disturbance rejection properties and can achieve bipartite consensus faster compared to an asymptotic controller. Copyright (C) 2020 The Authors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2927-2932
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Conference publication
EventIFAC World Congress - Virtual, Online
Duration: 11 Jul 202017 Jul 2020
Conference number: 21


  • Bipartite Consensus
  • Event-triggered Control
  • Finite-time
  • Multi-agent Systems
  • Signed Graph


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