Optimum Approximation of Linear Time - Invariant Systems by Low - Order Models

  • Published : 1983.03.01


A method is given for obtaining low-order models for a linear time-invariant system of high-order by minimizing a functional of the reduction error between the output response of the original system and the low-order model. The method is based on the Astrom's algorithm for the evaluation of complex integrals and the conjugate gradient method of Fletcher-Reeves. An example illustrating the application of this method is given for approximation of a 4-th order system to be used in the load frequency control of generator systems.