IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.65, No.2, 801-808, 2020
Distributed Time-Varying Convex Optimization for a Class of Nonlinear Multiagent Systems
This paper studies the distributed time-varying convex optimization problem for a class of nonlinear multiagent systems. An auxiliary system is first designed to estimate the global optimal state and its high-order derivatives by means of a distributed algorithm. Relying on this auxiliary system, the solution of the distributed time-varying convex optimization problem is converted into that of a tracking problem for a class of nonlinear systems. A tracking control scheme is then proposed based on the back-stepping strategy. Simulations are provided to validate the theoretical results.