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Topic: rfmodel.rational Complex Filter/Input?
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rfmodel.rational Complex Filter/Input?
Posted: Aug 14, 2014 5:39 PM
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Hi All,

I'm working in Matlab (R2014a) with complex filters (not all complex poles are in conjugate pairs), which I've represented with rfmodel.rational objects. When I run rfmodel.rational.timeresp with these models, I notice that I

a. Get a warning saying "Input U must be a real vector." when I try to use a complex input in my simulations.

b. If I use a real input for these complex filters, my output is real. Applying a complex filter to a real signal should produce a complex signal.

Executing "open('timeresp')", I see these lines in the source code:

if isempty(u) || ~isvector(u) || ~isnumeric(u) || any(isnan(u)) || ...
any(~isreal(u)) || any(isinf(u))

and additionally see this line:

y = real(y(:));

So these snippets of code explain why I get the behavior I described above. In the rest of the code though, I can't see a single place where the input vector u would fundamentally need to be real, and I see no reason for y to be made real.

I am planning on just defining my own version of the function which removes these limitations, but I was just wondering if anyone knew of a reason these limits were put into the code to begin with? I am trying to make some relatively precise simulations and do not want to generate false results.


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