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C. Liu, B. Jiang, X. F. Wang, H. L. Yang, and S. R. Xie, “Distributed fault-tolerant consensus tracking of multi-agent systems under cyber-attacks,” IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 1037–1048, Jun. 2022. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2022.105419
Citation: C. Liu, B. Jiang, X. F. Wang, H. L. Yang, and S. R. Xie, “Distributed fault-tolerant consensus tracking of multi-agent systems under cyber-attacks,” IEEE/CAA J. Autom. Sinica, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 1037–1048, Jun. 2022. doi: 10.1109/JAS.2022.105419

Distributed Fault-Tolerant Consensus Tracking of Multi-Agent Systems Under Cyber-Attacks

doi: 10.1109/JAS.2022.105419
Funds:  This work was supported by the National Key R&D Program of China (2018AAA0102804), National Natural Science Foundation of China (62020106003, 62103250, 61773201), Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (NC2020002, NP2020103), Shanghai Sailing Program (21YF1414000)
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  • This paper investigates the distributed fault-tolerant consensus tracking problem of nonlinear multi-agent systems with general incipient and abrupt time-varying actuator faults under cyber-attacks. First, a decentralized unknown input observer is established to estimate relative states and actuator faults. Second, the estimated and output neighboring information is combined with distributed fault-tolerant consensus tracking controllers. Criteria of reaching leader-following exponential consensus tracking of multi-agent systems under both connectivity-maintained and connectivity-mixed attacks are derived with average dwelling time, attack frequency, and attack activation rate technique, respectively. Simulation example verifies the effectiveness of the fault-tolerant consensus tracking algorithm.


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    • This study attempts to combine network anti-attack and fault-tolerant control technologies effectively
    • It is a brand-new attempt to address the different types of constraints of self-dynamics in physical hierarchy and maintained/paralyzed links in networked hierarchy
    • A novel control structure is proposed with the effective combination of local fault/state estimation in decentralized FE and adjacent output information in distributed FCTC


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