Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Control theoretic approach to sampling and approximation problems
by Bulanova, Anna S., Ph.D., University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2009, 87; 3386294
Abstract (Summary)

We present applications of some methods of control theory to problems of signal processing and optimal quadrature problems.

The following problems are considered: construction of sampling and interpolating sequences for multi-band signals; spectral estimation of signals modeled by a finite sum of exponentials modulated by polynomials; construction of optimal quadrature formulae for integrands determined by solutions of initial boundary value problems. A multi-band signal is a function whose Fourier transform is supported on a finite union of intervals. The approach used in Chapter I is based on connections between the sampling and interpolation problem and the problem of the controllability of a dynamical system. We prove that there exist infinitely many sampling and interpolating sequences for signals whose spectra are supported on a union of two disjoint intervals, and provide an algorithm for construction of such sequences.

There exist numerous methods for solving the spectral estimation problem. In Chapter II we introduce a new approach to this problem based on the Boundary Control method, which uses the connection between inverse problems of mathematical physics and control theory for partial differential equations. Using samples of the signal at integer moments of time we construct a convolution operator regarded as an input-output map of a linear discrete dynamical system. This system can be identified, and the exponents and amplitudes of the signal can be found from the parameters of the system. We show that the coefficients of the signal can be recovered by solving a generalized eigenvalue problem as in the Matrix Pencil method. Our method allows to consider signals with polynomial amplitudes, and we obtain an exact formula for these amplitudes.

In the third chapter we consider an optimal quadrature problem for solutions of initial boundary value problems. The problem of optimization of an error functional over the set of solutions and quadrature weights is a problem of optimal control of partial differential equations. We obtain estimates for the error in quadrature formulae and an optimality condition for quadrature weights.

Indexing (document details)
School: University of Alaska Fairbanks
School Location: United States -- Alaska
Source: DAI-B 70/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Applied Mathematics
Keywords: Boundary control method, Optimal quadrature, Spectral estimation
Publication Number: 3386294
ISBN: 978-1-109-54448-0
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