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Time-Delay Systems: Analysis and Design with MATLAB and Simulink

Suat Gumussoy, MathWorks

Time delay (transport delay, transport lag, dead time) is a phenomenon that occurs in physical systems that have latency in sensors, actuators, and network communication. To avoid negative effects on system performance, control engineers need to account for time delays when designing a control system.

In this webinar you will learn how to analyze the effects of time delays on control system performance using MATLAB and Simulink. You will learn how to design control algorithms that meet design requirements in the presence of time delays.

Using an example of a PID controller for an automotive internal combustion engine, MathWorks engineers will demonstrate how you can:
• Analyze time delays in both time and frequency domains
• Linearize nonlinear Simulink models for control analysis and design using  either exact representation or Padé approximation of time delays
• Design robust controllers that meet requirements in the presence of time delays, even when the actual time delay is different from the assumed, nominal value

About the Presenter: Suat Gumussoy is a senior software developer in the Controls and Identification team at MathWorks. Prior to joining MathWorks he was a postdoctoral researcher at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium and worked as a system engineer in electronic self-protection system design for F-16 aircraft at Mikes Inc., New York . Suat received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from The Ohio State University. His general research interests are control, optimization and scientific computing.

Product Focus

  • Simulink Control Design
  • Control System Toolbox

Recorded: 3 Dec 2012