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Automated Tuning Workflow

Whether you are tuning a control system at the command line or using Control System Tuner, the basic workflow includes the following steps:

  1. Define your control architecture, by building a model of your control system from fixed-value blocks and blocks with tunable parameters. You can do so in one of several ways:

    • Create a Simulink® model of your control system. (Tuning a Simulink model requires Simulink Control Design™ software.)

    • Use a predefined control architecture available in Control System Tuner.

    • At the command line, build a tunable genss model of your control system out of numeric LTI models and tunable control design blocks.

    For more information, see Specify Control Architecture in Control System Tuner.

  2. Set up your model for tuning.

  3. Specify your tuning goals. Use the library of tuning goals to capture requirements such as reference tracking, disturbance rejection, stability margins, and more.

  4. Tune the model. Use the systune command or Control System Tuner to optimize the tunable parameters of your control system to best meet your specified tuning goals. Then, analyze the tuned system responses and validate the design. Whether at the command line or in Control System Tuner, you can plot system responses to examine any aspects of system performance you need to validate your design.