Numerical Algorithms

, Volume 34, Issue 2–4, pp 339–353 | Cite as

Block Krylov Subspace Methods for Large Algebraic Riccati Equations

  • K. Jbilou

Abstract

In the present paper, we present numerical methods for the computation of approximate solutions to large continuous-time and discrete-time algebraic Riccati equations. The proposed methods are projection methods onto block Krylov subspaces. We use the block Arnoldi process to construct an orthonormal basis of the corresponding block Krylov subspace and then extract low rank approximate solutions. We consider the sequential version of the block Arnoldi algorithm by incorporating a deflation technique which allows us to delete linearly and almost linearly dependent vectors in the block Krylov subspace sequences. We give some theoretical results and present numerical experiments for large problems.

block Arnoldi Krylov subspaces low rank approximations Riccati equations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Jbilou
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  1. 1.Université du Littoral côte d'Opale, Zone universitaire de la Mi-voix, Batiment H. PoincaréCalais CedexFrance

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