Model-Based Design of Control Systems

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Sam Mirsky, MathWorks
Terry Denery, MathWorks

In this webinar, you’ll learn how MATLAB & Simulink are utilized in the development of an embedded control system including implementation and testing on hardware. Our demonstration will emphasize how to design, simulate and test a complex system that incorporates multiple domains such as mechanical, electrical and hydraulic – that are typically isolated across different software platforms and thus not simulated in a common framework.  

Starting from underlying physical principles, we will build models that can expand and accelerate the development  process through the use of simulation. You will see how you can simulate the controller and the plant together, optimize the control system, and generate code for HIL testing—all before building a prototype.  We will demonstrate the integration of simulated and real components to enable Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) testing in support of early Verification and Validation (V&V) against top-level requirements.

You will learn how to:
• Build models of mechanical, electrical and control software components
• Employ models to optimize component designs against system requirements
• Employ models to support the production and testing of integrated systems.

About the Presenters:

Terry Denery is an expert in Modeling. He runs hundreds, if not thousands, of simulations to pursue the best design of electrical, mechanical, and control systems.

Sam Mirsky’s forte is working with the hardware; these two skill sets complement each other perfectly.  Using MathWorks tools Sam can rapidly prototype Terry’s best design, and prove whether it will really work or not. This could not be done without good modeling and rapid conversion of these models into real hardware systems.  Together, Terry and Sam will show how to do this in MATLAB & Simulink, the platform for Model-Based Design.

Product Focus

  • Simulink
  • Control System Toolbox
  • Simulink Control Design
  • Simulink Design Optimization

Recorded: 15 Nov 2012