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Journal of Control Science and Engineering
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 609276, 6 pages
Strict System Equivalence of 2D Linear Discrete State Space Models
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 36, Al-Khodh, 123 Muscat, Oman
Received 10 October 2011; Revised 30 January 2012; Accepted 6 February 2012
Academic Editor: L. Z. Yu
Copyright © 2012 Mohamed S. Boudellioua. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The connection between the polynomial matrix descriptions (PMDs) of the well-known regular and singular 2D linear discrete state space models is considered. It is shown that the transformation of strict system equivalence in the sense of Fuhrmann provides the basis for this connection. The exact form of the transformation is established for both the regular and singular cases.
Multidimensional linear systems theory has attracted many researchers in recent years. The reason is the wide application in areas such as signal processing, linear multipass processes, iterative learning control systems, and delay-differential systems. An area of interest has been the equivalence of systems. There are various notions of equivalence proposed in the literature, and the most basic concept of equivalence would require the preservation of the transfer function matrix of the system. For 1D systems, Rosenbrock  introduced the well-known definition of strict system equivalence, using a polynomial matrix description (PMD) setting. Subsequently, Rosenbrock’s strict system equivalence was generalized by Fuhrmann  for PMDs not necessarily having the same size. A 2D version of Fuhrmann’s definition of strict system equivalence has been proposed by Johnson  and Pugh et al. . This transformation often referred to as zero coprime system equivalence or Fuhrmann’s strict system equivalence (F-SSE) displays some interesting properties and has been shown by Pugh et al.  and Zerz  to provide the basis of a -D generalization of Rosenbrock’s least-order characterization. Recently Pugh et al. [7, 8] and Boudellioua  have shown that F-SSE forms the basis of the reduction of an arbitrary 2D PMD to various singular state space forms. Furthermore this transformation was shown to form the basis of a simplification method in linear multidimensional systems . In this paper, it is shown that F-SSE provides the connection between the various 2Dstate space linear models proposed by Roesser , Attasi , Fornasini-Marchesini , and Kaczorek .
2. Equivalence of 2D PMDs
Let denote the ring of polynomials in the indeterminates and with coefficients in a specified field of real numbers . The notion of polynomial matrix description was first introduced by Rosenbrock . It arises from the polynomial system description where is the state vector, is the input vector, and is the output vector. , , , and are polynomial matrices with elements in of dimensions , , , and , respectively. The system in (1) gives rise to the PMD A matrix description (2) in which has full row rank and for some rational matrix is called an admissible matrix description, and its transfer function is The following definitions are needed for the results of the paper.
Definition 1. Two polynomial matrices and of appropriate dimensions and with elements in are said to be zero left (right) coprime if the matrix admits a right inverse over .
As in the 1D case, the zero structure of a multivariate polynomial matrix is a crucial indicator of the system behavior. Zerz  has shown that the controllability and observability of a system in the behavioral setting is connected to the zero structure of the associated polynomial matrix. The zero structure of a multivariate polynomial matrix is completely captured by the determinantal ideals as given by Zerz .
Definition 2. Let , the th-order determinantal ideal of be the polynomial ideal generated by the minors of .
The determinantal ideals of satisfy the following: where is the normal rank of and .
Prior to introducing the concept of Fuhrmann’s strict system equivalence in the 2Dsetting, the following transformation relating two polynomial matrices is noted.
Definition 3. Two polynomial matrices and with elements in are said to be zero coprime equivalent if they are related by where , are zero left coprime and , are zero right coprime.
The transformation of zero coprime equivalence can be regarded as the classical unimodular equivalence coupled with a trivial expansion or deflation of the matrices. Despite its apparently restrictive form, this transformation displays some interesting properties. Johnson  and Pugh et al. [4, 17] have shown that zero coprime equivalence exhibits fundamental algebraic properties amongst its invariants as illustrated by the following.
Lemma 4 (Pugh et al. ). Suppose that two polynomial matrices and are related by zero coprime equivalence, and let for denote the ideal generated by the minors of , and let for denote the ideal generated by the minors of . Then where and , or in case or .
In the context of PMDs a special case of the transformation given in (6) is used.
Definition 5. Let denote the class of admissible PMDs where , , and are fixed positive integers. Two PMDs and are said to be F-SSE if they are related by the following: where , are zero left coprime, , are zero right coprime, and , , , and are polynomial matrices over of appropriate dimensions.
3. Equivalence of Regular 2D Linear Models
State space models play an important role in the theory of 1D finite-dimensional linear systems. During the last decades extensions have been made of the state space representation to the more general 2D systems. One such extension is the discrete linear state space models proposed by Roesser , Attasi  and Fornasini-Marchesini . It is well known that these models are not independent of each other and that the standard Roesser model is the most general in which the two other models can be embedded. In the following the exact polynomial connection between the various models is established.
The first 2D standard discrete linear model was introduced by Roesser  and can be described by the following equations: where , are, respectively, the horizontal and vertical state vectors, is the input vector, is the output vector at cell , , , , and are constant real matrices of appropriate dimensions. Then, taking the 2D -transform of (12) and assuming zero boundary conditions yield the PMD: The second 2D discrete linear model was introduced by Attasi : in which and are assumed to commute. The corresponding matrix description for this model is An alternative model was proposed by Fornasini and Marchesini  which is given by This model is referred to as the first Fornasini-Marchesini model, and the corresponding matrix description is Another model given by Fornasini and Marchesini  is the so-called second Fornasini-Marchesini model: The corresponding system matrix is given by:
Because of the assumption on commutativity on and , it has been shown by Morf et al.  that Attasi’s model (14) is a special case of that of the first Fornasini-Marchesini model (16) and that the latter can be written in the form of Roesser’s model (12) which itself is a special case of Fornasini-Marchesini second model (18) upon assuming the following in (18): With these assumptions, the system matrix in (19) become: The PMD in (21) is clearly not F-SSE to the PMD in (13). However if a weaker transformation over the rational ring is used, the second Fornasini-Marchesini system matrix (21) can be clearly reduced to a Roesser’s model (12) by simply cancelling the common factors and in the first and second block rows of , respectively. In the following, the exact form of the connection between the PMDs (13) and (17) is established and shown to be F-SSE.
Proof. Clearly the transformation in (22) is in the required form (10), so it remains to prove the equality and the zero coprimeness of the matrices. In fact, it can be easily verified that the LHS and RHS of (22) both yield the matrix The zero left coprimeness of and follows from the fact that the compound matrix has the highest-order minor which is equal to 1, obtained by deleting the block columns 2 and 3. Similarly the zero right coprimeness of and follows from the fact that the compound matrix has the highest-order minor which is equal to 1, obtained from the last two block rows.
4. Equivalence of Singular 2D Linear Models
One of the limitations of the regular 2D models is they can be used only to describe 2D proper transfer functions. In other words, they are suitable only for the representation of northeast quarter plane 2D systems. To overcome this problem of causality, several versions of these models have been proposed by Kaczorek [14, 20] and have been shown in  to be equivalent in the sense that they can all be embedded in the 2D singular general model. In the following, the PMDs associated with the various singular models are considered and the exact form of the transformation linking them is again established.
The singular 2D general model (GM) is given by Kaczorek : where , , , , are real matrices of appropriate dimensions and is singular. Then taking the 2D -transform of (28) and assuming zero boundary conditions yield the PMD: The matrix description in (29) describes a number of singular 2D linear models as special cases. In particular setting in (29) gives rise to the matrix description which is associated with the first singular Fornasini-Marchesini model (SFM1). Alternatively when in (29), the resulting matrix description is that of the second singular Fornasini-Marchesini model (SFM2), The matrix description associated with the singular Attasi model (SA) is obtained from (30) by setting , that is, A different type of singular model is the singular Roesser-type model (SR): where the matrix is singular. The matrix description arising from (33) is of the form In the following we establish the exact form of the connection between the PMD in the singular general form (29) and the corresponding singular Roesser form in (34). We will show that the transformation involved is that of F-SSE. The connections between all other singular models and the singular Roesser model are deduced as special cases.
Theorem 8. Given an arbitrary singular 2D general matrix description in the form (29), then is F-SSE to a singular Roesser matrix description in the form (34). That is, where The matrices , , , , , corresponding to (34) are obtained from the matrices , , , , given in (29).
Proof. Consider the following system transformation: where and the resulting singular Roesser-type system matrix is given by The matrices , , , , , and corresponding to (34) are Clearly the transformation in (38) is in the required form (10), so it remains to prove the equality and the zero coprimeness of the matrices. In fact, it can be easily verified that the LHS and RHS of (38) both yield the matrix The zero left coprimeness of and follows from the fact that the matrix has the highest-order minor obtained by deleting the second and third block columns. Similarly the zero right coprimeness of and follows from the fact that the matrix has the highest-order minor obtained by deleting all the block rows except the 4th and 5th.
The paper established the connection between the PMDs associated with the various regular and singular 2D linear discrete models. The transformation of strict system equivalence in the sense of Fuhrmann turned out to provide such connection. The results show the relevance of this transformation in another area of 2D polynomial systems theory.
The author wishes to express his thanks to the Sultan Qaboos University (Oman) for their support in carrying out this research work.
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