Matrix spectral factorization with perturbed data

Lasha Ephremidze, Ilya Spitkovsky

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A necessary condition for the existence of spectral factorization is positive definiteness a.e. on the unit circle of a matrix function which is being factorized. Correspondingly, the existing methods of approximate computation of the spectral factor can be applied only in the case where the matrix function is positive definite. However, in many practical situations an empirically constructed matrix spectral densities may lose this property. In the present paper we consider possibilities of approximate spectral factorization of matrix functions by their known perturbation which might not be positive definite on the unit circle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-82
Number of pages18
JournalMemoirs on Differential Equations and Mathematical Physics
StatePublished - 2015


  • Matrix spectral factorization
  • Positive definite matrix functions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analysis
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Applied Mathematics


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