Robust Envelope Constrained Filtering

  • Ba-Ngu Vo
  • Antonio Cantoni
  • Kok Lay Teo
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 56)


In Chapters 4 and 5, we studied numerical methods for finding a filter whose response to a specified signal fits into a given envelope. Assuming that the set of feasible filters does not contain the origin, i.e. no trivial solution, and since we seek a feasible filter with the smallest possible norm, it follows that the optimum filter always lies on the boundary of the feasible set. This means the response of the optimum filter to the prescribed input touches the output envelope at some points. Consequently, perturbations of the prescribed input or filter implementation errors could result in a filter output that violates the output constraints. The design of filters that are robust to such perturbations is very important in practice. Of course, one expects that there is some penalty for achieving robustness, for example, the noise gain of the optimal filter would increase in the robust case.


Impulse Response Feasible Point Magnitude Response Filter Output Optimal Filter 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ba-Ngu Vo
    • 1
  • Antonio Cantoni
    • 2
  • Kok Lay Teo
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of MelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.The University of Western AustraliaAustralia
  3. 3.The Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong Kong

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