The decentralized output feedback control problem for a class of large-scale interconnected nonlinear systems is considered. The nonlinear interconnection function of each subsystem is assumed to satisfy a quadratic constraint on the entire state of the large-scale system. A decentralized estimated state feedback controller and a decentralized observer are designed for each subsystem. Sufficient conditions, for each subsystem, under which the proposed controller and observer can achieve exponential stabilization of the overall large-scale system are developed. Simulation results on a numerical example are given to verify the proposed design.

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