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Linear Time Invariant -Continuous Time Systems

A system is an operation that transforms input signal x into output signal y.

LINEAR TIME INVARIANT –CONTINUOUS TIME SYSTEMS

 

 

System:

A system is an operation that transforms input signal x into output signal y.


 

LTI Systems

Time Invariant


Meet the description of many physical systems

They can be modeled systematically

– Non-LTI systems typically have no general mathematical procedure to obtain solution

 

Differential equation:

 

 This is a linear first order differential equatio n with constant coefficients (assuming a and b are constants)


 

The general nth order linear DE with constant equations is



Linear constant-coefficient differential equations In RC circuit

 

-               To introduce some of the important ideas concerning systems specified by linear constant-coefficient differential equations ,let us consider a first-order differential equations:


 

Block diagram representations

Block diagram representations of first-order systems described by differential and difference equations




Impulse Response


This impulse response signal can be used to infer properties about the system’s structure (LHS of difference equation or unforced solution). The system impulse response, h(t) completely characterises a linear, time invariant system

 

Properties of System Impulse Response

 

Stable

A system is stable if the impulse response is absolutely summable

 

Causal

A system is causal if h(t)=0 when t<0

 

Finite/infinite impulse response

 

The system has a finite impulse response and hence no dynamics in y(t) if there exists T>0, such that: h(t)=0 when t>T

Linear

ad(t)=ah(t)

Time invariant d(t-T) = h(t-T)

 

 

Convolution Integral

 

An approach (available tool or operation) to describe the input-output relationship for LTI Systems


In a LTI system

d(t) #  h(t)

 

 Remember h(t) is T[d(t)]

 

Unit impulse function -  the impulse response

 

It is possible to use h(t) to solve for any input -output relationship

Any input can be expressed using the unit impulse function

Convolution Integral - Properties







Properties of Laplace Transform:


 








State variables and Matrix representation

 

State variables represent a way to describe ALL l inear systems in terms of a common set of equations involving matrix algebra.

 

     Many familiar properties, such as stability, can be derived from this common representation. It forms the basis for the theoretical analysis of linear systems.

 

  State variables are used extensively in a wide range of engineering problems, particularly mechanical engineering, and are the foundation of control theory.

 

The state variables often represent internal elements of the system such as voltages across capacitors and currents across inductors.

 

They account for observable elements of the circu it, such as voltages, and also account for the initial conditions of the circuit, such as energy stored in capacitors. This is critical to computing the overall response of the system.

 

Matrix transformations can be used to convert fro m one state variable representation to the other, so the initial choice of variables is not critical.

 

Software tools such as MATLAB can be used to perform the matrix manipulations required.

Let us define the state of the system by an N-element column vector, x(t):



Note that in this development, v(t) will be the input, y(t) will be the output, and x(t) is used for the state variables.

 

Any system can be modeled by the following state equations:

 

  This system model can handle single input/single output systems, or multiple inputs and outputs.

 

The equations above can be implemented using the signal flow graph shown to the below






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