IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.63, No.4, 1059-1074, 2018
Stochastic Consentability of Linear Systems With Time Delays and Multiplicative Noises
This paper develops stochastic consentability of linear multiagent systems with time delays and multiplicative noises. First, the stochastic stability for stochastic differential delay equations driven by multiplicative noises is examined, and the existence of the positive definite solution for a class of generalized algebraic Riccati equations (GAREs) is established. Then, sufficient conditions are deduced for the mean square and almost sure consentability and stabilization based on the developed stochastic stability and GAREs. Consensus protocols are designed for linear multiagent systems with undirected and leader-following topologies. It is revealed that multiagent consentability depends on certain characterizing system parameters, including linear system dynamics, communication graph, channel uncertainties, and time delay of the deterministic term. It is shown that a second-order integrator multiagent system is unconditionally mean square and almost surely consentable for any given noise intensities and time delay, and that the mean square and almost sure consensus can be achieved by carefully choosing the control gain according to certain explicit conditions.