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Model-Based Design enabled students with no previous design experience to model their car, tune key performance parameters, evaluate control ideas, and develop an electronic differential to keep the car on the track during high-speed turns.
Nov 2014
This article describes a workflow for creating a plant transfer function from input-output test data and using it to automatically tune PID controller gains. The entire workflow is completed using the PID Tuner app in Control System Toolbox™.
Oct 2014
MIT engineers developed control software that enables a humanoid robot to autonomously drive a vehicle, clear debris, and perform other tasks in hazardous areas.
Sep 2014
Article describes method for controlling AFR that combines low cost of conventional switching oxygen sensor and streamlined catalyst conversion efficiency calibration made possible by direct adjustment of exhaust AFR amplitude, frequency, and bias.
Sep 2014
In this paper, a model represents a battery pack and features cell creation, placement, and connection using automation scripts. The paper presents an assessment of model partitioning schemes for real-time execution on multicore targets.
Sep 2014
A workflow for testing a cruise controller component by using model coverage analysis to identify unexecuted or unused simulation pathways in the model.
Sep 2014
This article outlines best practices for adopting modeling standards and deploying them across an organization.
Sep 2014
Engineers use MATLAB and Simulink to analyze image and signal data, design controls and signal processing algorithms, implement their designs in software after thorough verification and validation, and generate reports for standards compliance.
Aug 2014
Support packages for low-cost hardware platforms from Arduino to Zynq let you stream sensor data into MATLAB and generate code to run Simulink models on real hardware.
Aug 2014
Using MATLAB and a variety of hardware platforms, students can complete hands-on projects in controls, mechatronics, robotics, signal processing and circuit design.
Aug 2014
As their fourth-year undergraduate capstone project, Penn students used MATLAB and Simulink to design and build Titan Arm, a controllable, wireless exoskeleton capable of lifting more than 40 pounds.
Jan 2014
This article describes a workflow for building a component model from requirements, simulating the component model, and then connecting it to a system-level model for further simulation and testing.
Jan 2014
This paper outlines the requirements and considerations for developing and deploying physical system models.
Jan 2014
Using a helicopter flight control system as an example, this article describes a systematic and automated method for tuning all controller parameters at once subject to standard performance and robustness requirements.
Jan 2014
A MATLAB and Simulink workflow for developing a desktop or lab dynamometer capable of running at lower DC bus voltages.
Dec 2013
Georgia Institute of Technology students learn control theory from MOOC videos, and spend classroom time developing controllers in MATLAB® and working with Khepera III robots.
Dec 2013
This paper discusses the modeling and simulation of a hovercraft for developing a motion control system. The model will be used to evaluate the controller’s performance before the fully-integrated hardware is available.
Nov 2013
A fully automated MCL modeled in Simulink and Simscape enables researchers to accurately simulate cardiac conditions and dynamics to evaluate the performance of cardiac assist devices.
Nov 2013
This paper presents a workflow for using Model-Based Design to efficiently conduct functional and structural verification on a cockpit display systems design model early in the development process, where it is easier and less expensive to update.
Oct 2013
This paper describes the start of the quadrotor design and development process using Model-Based Design with MATLAB and Simulink in the transition from CAD data to a full dynamic model.
Oct 2013
Using industry-standard tools such as MATLAB and Simulink, and low-cost hardware such as Arduino, Beagleboard, LEGO MINDSTORMS, and Raspberry Pi, students tackle real engineering problems and acquire the skills they will need for careers in industry.
Oct 2013
Third-party products help developers prototype and deploy human machine interface (HMI) applications with integrated graphics and multi-touch and voice input using Model-Based Design.
Oct 2013
Engineers and scientists connect MATLAB and Simulink to FPGAs, microprocessors, cameras, instruments, and other hardware to design, test, and verify systems that combine hardware and software components.
Oct 2013
This paper shows how engineers can determine whether their design is sufficiently covered by a set of requirements-based test vectors.
Sep 2013
This article describes a workflow for creating a permanent magnet synchronous machine (PMSM) plant model using MATLAB® and Simulink® and commonly available lab equipment.
Sep 2013
Three project-based learning activities demonstrate how MATLAB and Simulink make it easy for students to implement their algorithms on low-cost hardware platforms.
Mar 2013
With a custom rapid control prototyping platform and Model-Based Design, Hella engineers produce a real-time prototype incorporating 80% of the final product’s functionality in a few months.
Mar 2013
Using simulation and optimization techniques to investigate the characteristics that a variable generation system with energy storage should have for given operational profiles.
Feb 2013
Identify a plant model from input-output data, use the identified model to design a controller, and implement the controller on an embedded microprocessor.
Jan 2013
Using Simulink, BPG engineers can simulate aspects of the Uno dicycle that would be too costly, dangerous, or time-consuming to experiment with on the actual hardware.
Jan 2013
This is a supplement to the article, "Motor Control with Arduino: A Case Study in Data-Driven Modeling and Control Design."
Jan 2013
Use the Model Advisor exclusion capability to speed up verification of Simulink and Stateflow models.
Jan 2013
An interview with a senior Simulink development team lead and an example showing how Simulink R2012b simplifies model navigation, simulation analysis, and model editing.
Jan 2013
Using Simulink models and physical structures, Lehigh University researchers test reactions to seismic activity in ships’ hulls, bridge decks, shear walls, and four-story buildings.
Dec 2012
Simulations in MATLAB and Simulink enable Johnson Matthey engineers to understand the complex interactions taking place within a catalyst, see which parameters most affect the output, and make design trade-offs based on the results.
Nov 2012
From simulation and early verification to real-time testing, Model-Based Design results in shorter, less costly design cycles and helps designers create more robust, higher-performing control systems for motor control applications.
Oct 2012
Third-party solutions enhance Model-Based Design for system engineering and embedded-system development in renewable energy applications.
Oct 2012
Overview of resources for project-based learning, including books, a webinar, and Simulink support for interfacing with low-cost hardware.
Oct 2012
Techniques based on formal methods for verifying complex avionics systems.
Jul 2012
Designing a control system for wind turbines with blade-pitch and power-electronic control, and optimizing parameter tuning for different electromechanical control functions.
Jun 2012
Septentrio streamlines the DO-178B certification process with MATLAB and Simulink.
May 2012
This paper describes a collaborative design workflow based on Simulink® Projects, and outlines key challenges engineers face today, such as design partitioning and artifacts management.
Apr 2012
TNO's shockwave-damping software helps ensure smooth traffic flow after sudden braking incidents.
Apr 2012
Measure code efficiency and perform rigorous code verification using MATLAB, Simulink, and Embedded Coder.
Mar 2012
A challenging controls project gives many students the skills of seasoned engineers well before they graduate.
Feb 2012
MATLAB and Simulink models help Simon Fraser University researchers run and control experiments to determine how sensory input affects walking speed.
Feb 2012
This paper presents an integrated approach for the development of complex aerospace systems. To better illustrate the scope of this technique, a case study for a complex aerospace model based on the HL-20 personnel launch system is provided.
Jan 2012
By using Model-Based Design with Simulink, the team created a novel pump design and reduced development time by 50%.
Jan 2012
Model-Based Design enables Hugo Petersen to cut costs and reduce development time by a factor of 5 to 10.
Jan 2012
This paper provides an introduction to Model-Based Design and on-target rapid prototyping (OTRO), as well as a step-by-step approach for getting started with OTRP.
Dec 2011
With accurate vehicle simulation models enable engineers to quantitatively determine the optimal tradeoff between the conflicting demands of vehicle performance and fuel economy.
Nov 2011
Examples show how Model-Based Design enables organizations worldwide to cut development time by 50% or more.
Oct 2011
Use simulation to design and verify complex control strategies in a model—then reuse the model to automatically generate IEC 61131 structured text to program the PLC for deployment.
Oct 2011
When the GN&C system for the Orion crew vehicle undergoes Critical Design Review, more than 90% of the flight software will already be developed– thanks to a new development approach using Model-Based Design.
Oct 2011
Balance speed and accuracy by using Simscape to configure your model for real- time simulation.
Oct 2011
Polyspace identified the 97% of code that was free of certain run-time errors, enabling Elektrobit to focus code reviews on the remaining 3%.
Jun 2011
At the University of Pittsburgh and Washington State University, system dynamics and physiology are combined in a single course.
Mar 2011
University of Delaware researchers to identify the best combination of performance and efficiency.
Mar 2011
Using an adaptive median filter as an example, this article shows how to make a MATLAB algorithm suitable for hardware implementation.
Mar 2011
This paper shows the purpose, technology integration, and application of Cummins Vehicle Mission Simulation (VMS) software. Case studies show how VMS helps customers understand vehicle performance, improve fuel economy, and cut emissions.
Dec 2010
Using an automotive CD player system as an example, this article demonstrates a workflow for verifying system behavior in the presence of communication latencies.
Dec 2010
Solving Sudoku using a MATLAB recursive backtracking algorithm.
Sep 2010
Modeling and simulation enable controls engineers to safely and cost-effectively optimize plant control systems, refine the control architecture, and tune individual loop performance.
Jul 2010
Using the bifilar pendulum as an example, this article shows how you can improve mass moments of inertia estimates by solving a more accurate nonlinear model.
May 2010
Using MATLAB®, Capgemini has developed a process for calculating economic capital that takes portfolio concentration into account.
Mar 2010
A low-cost, portable aeropendulum enables active, sensory learning that gets students excited about control system design.
Jan 2010
By enabling C-code generation directly from MATLAB algorithms, the Embedded MATLAB language subset closes the gap between exploration and implementation.
Nov 2009
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is leading a worldwide team whose mission is to develop a prosthetic that enables the wearer to move with the speed, dexterity, and force of a real arm and perceive pressure, force, & temperature.
Nov 2009
Model-Based Design enabled IAV to reduce their mass-production ECU development process from three years to just 18 months.
Nov 2009
Developed under the guidance of Detroit engineers, a course in embedded control systems introduces seniors and first-year graduate students to industrystandard tools and Model-Based Design.
Nov 2009
Even engineers who are not controls experts can quickly design and tune PID controllers using this simple method.
Nov 2009
Using a do-while loop as an example, this article demonstrates how modeling design patterns can be used to generate efficient C code from algorithm models.
Sep 2009
Using an aerospace system model as an example, this article describes the parallelization of a controller parameter tuning task using Parallel Computing Toolbox and Simulink Design Optimization.
May 2009
In only its third year of competition,The Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (TU/e) team placed second in the RoboCup Middle Size League championship, beating teams that had been competing for six years or more, including former world champions.
Apr 2009
When Tesla Motors developed the world’s first all-electric product sports car, they used Model-Based Design to model the entire vehicle and its major subsystems, run detailed simulations, analyze performance, and evaluate design trade-offs.
Jan 2009
This article shows how engineers who use Simulink and Stateflow within Model-Based Design can integrate state machines and control logic designed with Stateflow with Simulink blocks, subsystems, and components.
Jan 2009
This paper shows how Model-Based Design can be used to address challenges facing engineers developing commercial vehicle electronics systems.
Dec 2008
This paper describes recent advances in verification, validation, and test technologies involving Model-Based Design with production code generation.
Dec 2008
In this paper we develop an open architecture HIL system for a J1939 bandwidth study and show how this HIL system can test and validate that heavily loaded networks can operate without compromising the performance of safety-critical systems.
Nov 2008
Article presents a methodology for applying Model-Based Design to develop and automatically optimize vehicle stability control systems.
Nov 2008
Using a fault-tolerant fuel system model as an example, this article describes tools and a workflow for converting models from floating- to fixed-point for production code generation. The approach described uses two tools in Simulink Fixed Point.
Nov 2008
This paper uses a hydromechanical actuator as an example to illustrate techniques for modeling, optimizing, and testing plant models in MATLAB® and Simulink®. High-performance computing clusters are used to speed up Monte Carlo techniques.
Aug 2008
This article describes methods for modeling and simulating continuous and hybrid continuous-locking mechanical friction using Simulink, Simscape, SimDriveline, and SimMechanics. It is co-authored by Caterpillar and The MathWorks.
May 2008
SimEvents extends the Simulink environment for Model-Based Design into the discrete-event simulation domain. In this article, we use SimEvents to analyze resource constraints on three typical systems.
Mar 2008
This paper describes how John Deere adopted Model-Based Design for commercial vehicle development and discusses the benefits and lessons learned.
Dec 2007
This paper shows how a vehicle’s geometry can be optimized, control coefficients calculated, open-loop plant model created, flight controller designed, and closed-loop simulation run, to confirm that system-level requirements are satisfied.
Nov 2007
Engineers used Model-Based Design and rapid prototyping to build and test a controller before the fuel cell plant was available.
Jun 2007
A unique experimental setup enables researchers to analyze avalanche behavior in a controlled laboratory setting.
Jun 2007
Using MATLAB based fluid dynamics models, engineers simulated the airflow through all 154 kilometers of tunnels and shafts simultaneously.
Jun 2007
Automated model checks help ensure that standards are correctly implemented in your Simulink model.
Jun 2007
Engineers at BAE seized a rare opportunity to directly compare hand-coding of VHDL with a new approach built upon Model-Based Design.
Sep 2006
PC-based rapid prototyping within Model-Based Design is widely recognized as a quick, efficient way to test ideas and experimental solutions early in development, when they are easier and less costly to fix.
Jan 2006
This paper discusses the use of commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) software with Model-Based Design to develop a fault detection, isolation, and recovery (FDIR) application for a redundant actuator control system.
Nov 2005

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