Mesh stability of look-ahead interconnected systems

Aniruddha Pant, Pete Seiler, Karl Hedrick

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In this note, we define a notion of mesh stability for a class of interconnected nonlinear systems. Intuitively mesh stability is the property of damping disturbance propagation. We derive a set of sufficient conditions to assure mesh stability of "look-ahead" interconnected systems. Mesh stability is shown to be robust with respect to structural and singular perturbations. The theory is applied to an example of formation flying.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-407
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Automatic Control
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2002


  • Interconnected systems
  • Lyapunov stability
  • String stability


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