Accession Number : ADA583859
Title : On Fixed Points of Strictly Causal Functions
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.
Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY DEPT OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE
Personal Author(s) : Matsikoudis, Eleftherios ; Lee, Edward A
Report Date : 08 Apr 2013
Pagination or Media Count : 67
Abstract : We ask whether strictly causal components form well defined systems when arranged in feedback configurations. The standard interpretation for such configurations induces a fixed-point constraint on the function modelling the component involved. We define strictly causal functions formally, and show that the corresponding fixed-point problem does not always have a well defined solution. We examine the relationship between these functions and the functions that are strictly contracting with respect to a generalized distance function on tagged signals, and argue that these strictly contracting functions are actually the functions that one ought to be interested in. We prove a constructive fixed-point theorem for these functions, introduce a corresponding induction principle, and study the related convergence process.
Descriptors : *COMPUTER SCIENCE , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , REAL TIME
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE