Frequency-weighted model reduction and error bounds

Abdul Ghafoor

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    This thesis investigates the frequency weighted balanced model reduction problem for linear time invariant systems. Both continuous and discrete time systems are considered, in one and two-dimensions. First the frequency weighted balanced model reduction problem is formulated, then a novel frequency weighted, balanced, model reduction method for continuous time systems is proposed. This method is based on the retention of frequency weighted Hankel singular values of the original system, and yields stable reduced order models even when two sided weightings are employed. An alternative frequency weighted balanced model reduction technique (applicable for controller reduction applications) is then developed. This is based on a parametrized combination of the frequency weighted partial fraction expansion technique with balanced truncation and the singular perturbation approximation techniques. This method yields stable models even when two sided weightings are employed. An a priori error bound for the model reduction method is derived. Lower frequency response errors and error bounds are obtained using free parameters and equivalent anti-stable weightings. Based on the same idea, a novel parameterized frequency weighted optimal Hankel norm model reduction method with a tighter a priori error bound is proposed. The proposed methods are extended to include discrete time systems. A frequency interval Gramians based stability preserving model reduction scheme with error bounds is also presented. In this case, frequency weights are not explicitly predefined. Discrete time system related results are also included. Several frequency weighted model reduction results for two-dimensional (2-D) systems are also proposed. The advantages of these schemes include error bounds, guaranteed stability and applicability to general stable (non-separable denominator) weighting functions. Finally, a novel 2-D identification based frequency weighted model reduction scheme is outlined. Numerically robust algorithms based on square root and balancing free techniques are proposed for frequency weighted balanced truncation techniques. Several practical examples are included to illustrate the effectiveness of the algorithms.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2007


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