IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol.65, No.8, 3471-3485, 2020
Secure State Estimation for Multiagent Systems With Faulty and Malicious Agents
This paper investigates the secure state estimation problem of multiagent systems with misbehaving agents. Compared with the existing works which only consider malicious behaviors generated elaborately, a class of faulty behaviors generated randomly is also taken into account. By assuming that faulty behaviors cannot be altered by the adversaries, the notion of orthogonal complement matrix is introduced to characterize the state observability of the multiagent systems with both faulty and malicious agents. It is shown that more misbehaving agents can be tolerated by distinguishing faulty agents from malicious ones. Then, for single agent, two algorithms are provided to estimate the state based on its own value and the measurements obtained from its neighbors. Finally, two simulations are provided to illustrate the correctness and effectiveness of the proposed conditions and methods.