This technical note investigates the problem of consensus for discrete-time networked multi-agent systems (NMASs), where information is exchanged through the network with a communication delay. Based on the networked predictive control scheme and the dynamic output feedback, a novel distributed protocol is proposed to compensate for the network delay actively. For NMASs with a directed topology and non-uniform agents, sufficient conditions of the consensus are obtained. A numerical simulation demonstrates effectiveness of the proposed theoretical results.
- discrete-time linear systems
- networked multi-agent systems (NMASs)
- networked predictive control (NPC)
- DYNAMIC OUTPUT-FEEDBACK
- MULTIAGENT SYSTEMS
- INTERACTION TOPOLOGIES
- SWITCHING TOPOLOGY