It is shown that an appropriately modified version of the small-gain theorem which employs the “asymptotic gain” of a fading-memory system leads to a necessary and sufficient condition for the stable invertibility of certain feedback operators. This modified small-gain theorem is then used to obtain conditions for robust finite-energy input-output stability of 1) nonlinear plants subject to nonlinear time-varying perturbations and 2) linear time-varying plants subject to linear time-varying perturbations. These conditions are shown to be necessary as well as sufficient.
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- Control and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science Applications
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering