Journal article

Sampling zeros and the Euler-Frobenius polynomials

SR Weller, W Moran, B Ninness, AD Pollington

IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROL | IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC | Published : 2001

Abstract

In this note, we show that the zeros of sampled-data systems resulting from rapid sampling of continuous-time systems preceded by a zero-order hold (ZOH) are the roots of the Euler-Frobenius polynomials. Using known properties of these polynomials, we prove two conjectures of Hagiwara and coworkers, the first of which concerns the simplicity, negative realness, and interlacing properties of the sampling zeros of ZOH- and first-order hold (FOH-) sampled systems. To prove the second conjecture, we show that in the fast sampling limit, and as the continuous-time relative degree increases, the largest sampling zero for FOH-sampled systems approaches 1/e, where e is the base of the natural logari..

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