Kybernetika 38 no. 5, 617-629, 2002

Time-domain and parametric L2-properties corresponding to Popov inequality

Mihail Voicu and Octavian Pastravanu


For Popov's frequency-domain inequality a general solution is constructed in $L^2$, which relies on the strict positive realness of a generating function. This solution allows revealing time-domain properties, equivalent to the fulfilment of Popov's inequality in the frequency-domain. Particular aspects occurring in the dynamics of the linear subsystem involved in Popov's inequality are further explored for step response, as representing a usual characterization in control system analysis. It is also shown that such behavioural particularities are directly related to the BIBO stability of the linear subsystem.