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Hyperloop: Not so fast! 28

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Hyperloop: Not so fast! This week Matt Brauer is back to describe work he did to analyze the trajectory of the Hyperloop proposal. This is a key input to the Hyperloop Simulink models we are building. Matt's conclusion is surprising: From the perspective of geographic constraints and rider comfort, the 760 mph peak speed is... read more >>

Don’t Engineer The Hyperloop in a Vacuum 1

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Don’t Engineer The Hyperloop in a Vacuum Since it was released in August, the Hyperloop proposal by Elon Musk generated a lot of interest. Reactions were both positive and negative. As you can imagine, it also triggered a lot of discussions at Mathworks. This week, we present you the synopsis of a discussion Seth, Matt and I recently... read more >>

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 >>

Implementing a PID Controller on an Arduino Board 11

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 >>

You say “sȯ-dər”, I say “sōl-dər” 4

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

You say “sȯ-dər”, I say “sōl-dər” This week, guest blogger Jason Ghidella talks about solder joints. I say “sōl-dər” After reading Michael Carone’s blog post on smart signal routing, I was immediately motivated to talk about solder joints as I think they are the other half of the story when it comes to making models easier to... read more >>

Running Simulink models on LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT 12

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Running Simulink models on LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT As you probably already know, MATLAB R2012a is now available for download! One of my favorite feature in this release is the built-in support for running models on low-cost target hardware, including LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT and BeagleBoard. To give you an idea of this feature, here is a discussion I had with... read more >>

Mixed-signal modeling with Simulink 11

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Mixed-signal modeling with Simulink If you’re a mixed-signal engineer, we have a Christmas present for you – a new library of mixed-signal blocks and demos available for free. My colleague Mike Woodward explains all. Designing mixed-signal systems with the free mixed-signal library For years now, MathWorks engineers have been building mixed-signal examples for customers. We’ve built... read more >>

Welcome to the Linear Analysis Tool! 9

Posted by Guy Rouleau,

Welcome to the Linear Analysis Tool! Today I am happy to welcome back guest blogger Erman Korkut to talk about the new Linear Analysis Tool. Linear Analysis Tool Have you ever trimmed your model? Have you ever linearized it? Have you ever estimated its frequency response? Simulink Control Design has been offering all these capabilities for some time.... read more >>

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