Fractional-order RC and RL circuits

Ahmed Gomaa Radwan, Khaled N. Salama

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This paper is a step forward to generalize the fundamentals of the conventional RC and RL circuits in fractional-order sense. The effect of fractional orders is the key factor for extra freedom, more flexibility, and novelty. The conditions for RC and RL circuits to act as pure imaginary impedances are derived, which are unrealizable in the conventional case. In addition, the sensitivity analyses of the magnitude and phase response with respect to all parameters showing the locations of these critical values are discussed. A qualitative revision for the fractional RC and RL circuits in the frequency domain is provided. Numerical and PSpice simulations are included to validate this study. © Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1901-1915
Number of pages15
JournalCircuits, Systems, and Signal Processing
Issue number6
StatePublished - May 30 2012

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Applied Mathematics


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