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slLinearizer: Batch Linearization of Simulink Models

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

slLinearizer: Batch Linearization of Simulink Models This week I am happy to welcome guest bloggers Charu Fadnavis and Erman Korkut to introduce the new slLinearizer interface from Simulink Control Design. linearize vs. slLinearizer If you have used Simulink Control Design in the past, the first thing you might wonder is: Why a new interface to linearize Simulink models? If... read more >>

MATLAB Tech Talks: Bode Plot 1

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

MATLAB Tech Talks: Bode Plot This week we are introducing MATLAB Tech Talks - short videos explaining important engineering concepts in an informal and entertaining way. Carlos Osorio, our application engineer, and controls guru explains what Bode plots are, why you would use them, how to create them, and how to use them for control system... read more >>

Configuring Models for Linear Analysis

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Configuring Models for Linear Analysis One of the benefits of Model-Based Design is the ability to perform linear analysis on your non-linear model and design controllers using classical controls techniques. In R2013a, configuring your model for linear analysis with Simulink Control Design have been greatly improved. Let's take a look at how useful Linear... read more >>

Implementing a PID Controller on an Arduino Board 12

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Implementing a PID Controller on an Arduino Board This week my colleague Pravallika is back to continue her motor control story! In my previous post, we saw how to estimate continuous transfer functions with System Identification Toolbox. We estimated the following transfer function for a simple DC Motor using tfest: For this transfer function, we designed the following controller using... read more >>

Estimating Continuous-Time Transfer Functions with System Identification Toolbox 9

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Estimating Continuous-Time Transfer Functions with System Identification Toolbox Today guest blogger Pravallika describes how she used new features of the System Identification Toolbox to design a controller for a DC motor Any controls engineer knows that the key to designing a good controller is having a good plant model. But what do you do if you don’t have the... read more >>

Sous-vide Cooking with Simulink Part 2 4

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Sous-vide Cooking with Simulink Part 2 Here is the continuation of my sous-vide cooking story I began to tell in the last post. Hardware Implementation As described last week, I finally received everything I ordered: Arduino Uno microcontroller LM35 temperature sensor PowerSwitch Tail I dusted off my soldering iron and soldered a cable to the LM35. Then I dipped the extremity into... read more >>

Model-Based Design of a Dicycle 4

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Model-Based Design of a Dicycle The other day I found this video: If you watch carefully, you will see around 1:50 that they used Simulink to design their controller. So for this week's post, I thought it would be interesting to see how we can design a simple planar version of a dicycle in Simulink. Modeling the plant... read more >>

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