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Humusoft Lab Experiment Support from Simulink Desktop Real-Time

Family of lab experiments for helping students apply control engineering principles with real-time dynamic systems

You can use Simulink® to teach control system engineering with Humusoft® lab experiments. The lab experiments are designed to help students apply control engineering principles with real-time dynamic systems. Three lab experiments are available: helicopter, ball and plate, and magnetic levitation.

These lab experiments operate from Simulink and Simulink Desktop Real-Time™. With Simulink Desktop Real-Time, you can run Simulink models in real time and interface with physical devices. You can create and control a system for real-time testing applications, including rapid prototyping and hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, directly from Simulink using your laptop or desktop running Windows® or Mac OS X.

Humusoft lab experiments and Simulink enable students to work on sophisticated experiments, including system identification, state estimation, and adaptive, nonlinear, fuzzy, and neural network-based controller design.

Humusoft lab experiments include the following:

  • Experiment hardware:
  • Technical and educational documentation that describes corresponding mathematical models and recommended ranges for the experiments
  • Source code and example models to facilitate the development of customized controllers

Using Simulink and Humusoft lab experiments, students can develop a graphical model of a control system, monitor performance during simulation, and execute the control system in real time to observe performance with actual hardware.

MathWorks Requirements

Software

Required

Also supported in student and home software.

Recommended

Third-Party Requirements

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