Model reduction by best chebyshev rational approximations in the complex plane

Y. Bistritz*, G. Langholz

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Reduced order models of high-order single-input single-output dynamical systems are derived in terms of best Chebyshev rational approximations on a desired domain in the complex plane. An algorithm is proposed for deriving local best Chebyshev rational approximations for a complex function in the cornplex plane and is based on a complex version of Lawson's algorithm. The method is applied to minimizing a time response error bound of the reduced models and it is shown that the local best Chebyshev approximations BTe in fact frequency-response approximations. The algorithm enables the control of the rational approximation pole and zero locations and, therefore, if the given system is stable, its reduced order models can be made stable aa well as minimal phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)277-289
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Control
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1979


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