D. Alpay, J. Ball, Y. Peretz, System Theory, Operator Models and Scattering: The Time Varying Case, Journal of Operator Theory, vol. 47, pp. 245-286, 2002. Academic Article uri icon


  • It is well known that linear system theory, Lax-Phillips scattering theory, and operator model theory for a contraction operator are all intimately related. A common thread in all three theories is a contractive, analytic, operator-valued function on the unit disk W(z) having a representation of the form W(z) = D + zC(I - zA)B-1, known, depending on the context, as the transfer function, the scattering function, or the characteristic function. We present the time-varing analogue of this framework. Also included is a time-varying analogue of the Abstract Interpolation Problem of Katsnelson-Kheifets-Yuditskii.

publication date

  • March 1, 2002