Stability results for systems described by coupled retarded functional differential equations and functional difference equations

Iasson Karafyllis, Pierdomenico Pepe, Zhong Ping Jiang

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Abstract

In this work stability results for systems described by coupled Retarded Functional Differential Equations (RFDEs) and Functional Difference Equations (FDEs) are presented. The results are based on the observation that the composite system can be regarded as the feedback interconnection of a subsystem described by RFDEs and a subsystem described by FDEs. Recent small-gain results and Lyapunov-like characterizations of the Weighted Input-to-Output Stability property for systems described by RFDEs and FDEs are employed. It is shown that the stability results provided in this work can be used to study stability for systems described by neutral functional differential equations and systems described by hyperbolic partial differential equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3339-3362
Number of pages24
JournalNonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications
Volume71
Issue number7-8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2009

Keywords

  • Input-to-Output Stability
  • Small-gain theorem
  • Time-delay systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics

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