An algorithm for stability determination of two-dimensional delta-operator formulated discrete-time systems

Kamal Premaratne, A. S. Boujarwah

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The recent interest in delta-operator (or, δ-operator) formulated discrete-time systems (or, δ-systems) is due mainly to (a) their superior finite wordlength characteristics as compared to their more conventional shift-operator (or, q-operator) counterparts (or, q-systems), and (b) the possibility of a more unified treatment of both continuous- and discrete-time systems. With such advantages, design, analysis, and implementation of two-dimensional (2-D) discrete-time systems using the δ-operator is indeed warranted. Towards this end, the work in this paper addresses the development of an easily implementable direct algorithm for stability checking of 2-D δ-system transfer function models. Indirect methods that utilize transformation techniques are not pursued since they can be numerically unreliable. In developing such an algorithm, a tabular form for stability checking of δ-system characteristic polynomials with complex-valued coefficients and certain quantities that may be regarded as their corresponding Schur-Cohn minors are also proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)287-312
Number of pages26
JournalMultidimensional Systems and Signal Processing
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1995


  • δ-operator formulated discrete-time systems
  • bivariate polynomials
  • Schur-Cohn minors
  • stability
  • two-dimensional digital filters
  • Two-dimensional discrete-time systems

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics


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