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sectorplot

Compute or plot sector index as function of frequency

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sectorplot(H,Q) plots the relative sector indices for the dynamic system H and a given sector matrix Q. These indices measure by how much the sector bound is satisfied (index less than 1) or violated (index greater than 1) at a given frequency. (See About Sector Bounds and Sector Indices for more information about the meaning of the sector index.) sectorplot automatically chooses the frequency range and number of points based on the dynamics of H.

Let the following be an orthogonal decomposition of the symmetric matrix Q into its positive and negative parts.

Q=W1W1TW2W2T,W1TW2=0.

The sector index plot is only meaningful if W2TH has a proper stable inverse. In that case, the sector indices are the singular values of:

(W1TH(jω))(W2TH(jω))1.

If H is a model with complex coefficients, then in:

  • Log frequency scale, the plot shows two branches, one for positive frequencies and one for negative frequencies. The arrows indicate the direction of increasing frequency values for each branch.

  • Linear frequency scale, the plot shows a single branch with a symmetric frequency range centered at a frequency value of zero.

sectorplot(H,Q,w) plots the sector index for frequencies specified by w.

  • If w is a cell array of the form {wmin,wmax}, then sectorplot plots the sector index at frequencies ranging between wmin and wmax.

  • If w is a vector of frequencies, then sectorplot plots the sector index at each specified frequency. The vector w can contain both negative and positive frequencies.

sectorplot(H1,H2,...,HN,Q) and sectorplot(H1,H2,...,HN,Q,w) plot the sector index for multiple dynamic systems H1,H2,...,HN on the same plot.

sectorplot(H1,LineSpec1,...,HN,LineSpecN,Q) and sectorplot(H1,LineSpec1,...,HN,LineSpecN,Q,w) specify a color, linestyle, and marker for each system in the plot.

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sectorplot(___,plotoptions) plots the sector index with the options set specified in plotoptions. You can use these options to customize the plot appearance using the command line. Settings you specify in plotoptions override the preference settings in the MATLAB® session in which you run sectorplot. Therefore, this syntax is useful when you want to write a script to generate multiple plots that look the same regardless of the local preferences.

[index,wout] = sectorplot(H,Q) returns the sector index at each frequency in the vector wout. The output index is a matrix, and the value index(:,k) gives the sector indices in descending order at the frequency w(k). This syntax does not draw a plot.

index = sectorplot(H,Q,w) returns the sector indices at the frequencies specified by w.

Examples

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Plot the sector index to visualize the frequencies at which the I/O trajectories of G(s)=(s+2)/(s+1) lie within the sector defined by:

S={(y,u):0.1u2<uy<10u2}.

In U/Y space, this sector is the shaded region of the following diagram.

The Q matrix for this sector is given by:

a = 0.1;  
b = 10; 
Q = [1 -(a+b)/2 ; -(a+b)/2 a*b];

A trajectory y(t)=Gu(t) lies within the sector S when for all T > 0,

0.10Tu(t)2<0Tu(t)y(t)dt<100Tu(t)2dt.

In the frequency domain, this same condition can be expressed as:

(G(jω)1)HQ(G(jω)1)<0.

To check whether G satisfies or violates this condition at any frequency, plot the sector index for H = [G;1].

G = tf([1 2],[1 1]); 
sectorplot([G;1],Q)

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object contains an object of type line. This object represents untitled1.

The plot shows that the sector index is less than 1 at all frequencies. Therefore, the trajectories of G(s) fit within in the specified sector Q at all frequencies.

Examine the sector plot of a 2-output, 2-input system for a particular sector.

rng(4,'twister');
H = rss(3,4,2); 
Q = [-5.12   2.16  -2.04   2.17
      2.16  -1.22  -0.28  -1.11
     -2.04  -0.28  -3.35   0.00
      2.17  -1.11   0.00   0.18];
sectorplot(H,Q)

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object contains 2 objects of type line. This object represents H.

Because H is 2-by-2, there are two lines on the sector plot. The largest value of the sector index exceeds 1 below about 0.5 rad/s and in a narrow band around 3 rad/s. Therefore, H does not satisfy the sector bound represented by Q.

Plot the relative sector indices of a model with complex coefficients and a model with real coefficients on the same plot.

rng(0)
A = [-3.50,-1.25-0.25i;2,0];
B = [1;0];
C = [-0.75-0.5i,0.625-0.125i];
D = 0.5;
Hc = [ss(A,B,C,D);1];
Hr = [rss(5);1];
Q = [1 0.1;0.1 -1];
sectorplot(Hc,Hr,Q)
legend('Complex-coefficient model','Real-coefficient model','Location','southwest')

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object contains 2 objects of type line. These objects represent Complex-coefficient model, Real-coefficient model.

In log frequency scale, the plot shows two branches for models with complex coefficients, one for positive frequencies, with a right-pointing arrow, and one for negative frequencies, with a left-pointing arrow. In both branches, the arrows indicate the direction of increasing frequencies. The plots for models with real coefficients always contain a single branch with no arrows.

Set the plotting frequency scale to linear.

opt = sectorplotoptions;
opt.FreqScale = 'Linear';

Plot the indices.

sectorplot(Hc,Hr,Q,opt)
legend('Complex-coefficient model','Real-coefficient model','Location','southwest')

Figure contains an axes object. The axes object contains 2 objects of type line. These objects represent Complex-coefficient model, Real-coefficient model.

In linear frequency scale, the plots show a single branch with a symmetric frequency range centered at a frequency value of zero. The plot also shows the negative-frequency response of a model with real coefficients when you plot the response along with a model with complex coefficients.

Input Arguments

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Model to analyze against sector bounds, specified as a dynamic system model such as a tf, ss, or genss model. H can be continuous or discrete. If H is a generalized model with tunable or uncertain blocks, sectorplot analyzes the current, nominal value of H.

To analyze whether all I/O trajectories (u(t),y(t) of a linear system G lie in a particular sector, use H = [G;I], where I = eyes(nu), and nu is the number of inputs of G.

If H is a model array, then sectorplot plots the sector index of all models in the array on the same plot. When you use output arguments to get sector-index data, H must be a single model.

Sector geometry, specified as:

  • A matrix, for constant sector geometry. Q is a symmetric square matrix that is ny on a side, where ny is the number of outputs of H.

  • An LTI model, for frequency-dependent sector geometry. Q satisfies Q(s)’ = Q(–s). In other words, Q(s) evaluates to a Hermitian matrix at each frequency.

The matrix Q must be indefinite to describe a well-defined conic sector. An indefinite matrix has both positive and negative eigenvalues.

For more information, see About Sector Bounds and Sector Indices.

Frequencies at which to compute and plot indices, specified as the cell array {wmin,wmax} or as a vector of frequency values.

  • If w is a cell array of the form {wmin,wmax}, then the function computes the index at frequencies ranging between wmin and wmax.

  • If w is a vector of frequencies, then the function computes the index at each specified frequency. For example, use logspace to generate a row vector with logarithmically-spaced frequency values.

For models with complex coefficients, if you specify a frequency range of [wmin,wmax] for your plot, then in:

  • Log frequency scale, the plot frequency limits are set to [wmin,wmax] and the plot shows two branches, one for positive frequencies [wmin,wmax] and one for negative frequencies [–wmax,–wmin].

  • Linear frequency scale, the plot frequency limits are set to [–wmax,wmax] and the plot shows a single branch with a symmetric frequency range centered at a frequency value of zero.

Specify frequencies in units of rad/TimeUnit, where TimeUnit is the TimeUnit property of the model.

Line style, marker, and color, specified as a string or vector of one, two, or three characters. The characters can appear in any order. You do not need to specify all three characteristics (line style, marker, and color). For example, if you omit the line style and specify the marker, then the plot shows only the marker and no line. For more information about configuring this argument, see the LineSpec input argument of the plot function.

Example: 'r--' specifies a red dashed line

Example: '*b' specifies blue asterisk markers

Example: 'y' specifies a yellow line

Sector index plot options set, specified as a SectorPlotOptions object. You can use this option set to customize the plot appearance. Use sectorplotoptions to create the option set. Settings you specify in plotoptions overrides the preference settings in the MATLAB session in which you run sectorplot. Therefore, plotoptions is useful when you want to write a script to generate multiple plots that look the same regardless of the local preferences.

For the list of available options, see sectorplotoptions.

Output Arguments

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Sector indices as a function of frequency, returned as a matrix. index contains the sector indices computed at the frequencies w if you supplied them, or wout if you did not. index has as many columns as there are values in w or wout, and as many rows as H has inputs. Thus the value index(:,k) gives the sector indices in descending order at the frequency w(k).

For example, suppose that G is a 3-input, 3-output system, Q is a suitable sector matrix, and w is a 1-by-30 vector of frequencies, then the following syntax returns a 3-by-30 matrix index.

H = [G;eyes(3)]
index = sectorplot(H,Q,w);

The entry index(:,k) contains the three sector indices for H, in descending order, at the frequency w(k).

For more information, see About Sector Bounds and Sector Indices.

Frequencies at which the indices are calculated, returned as a vector. The function automatically chooses the frequency range and number of points based on the dynamics of the model.

wout also contains negative frequency values for models with complex coefficients.

Introduced in R2016a