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Real-time Control Implementation of Simple Mechatronic Devices Using MATLAB/Simulink/RTW Platform

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Computational Tools

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Computers in Education

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22.1217.1 - 22.1217.12



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Abhijit Nagchaudhuri University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

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Abhijit Nagchaudhuri is a Professor in the Department of Engineering and Aviation Sciences at University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Dr. Nagchaudhuri is a member of ASME and ASEE professional societies and is actively involved in teaching and research in the fields of engineering mechanics, robotics, systems and control, design of mechanical and mechatronic systems, precision agriculture and remote sensing. Dr. Nagchaudhuri received his bachelors degree from Jadavpur University in Calcutta, India with a honors in Mechanical Engineering in 1983, thereafter, he worked in a multinational industry for 4 years before joining Tulane
University as a graduate student in the fall of 1987. He received his M.S. degree from Tulane University in 1989 and Ph.D. degree from Duke University in 1992.

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Real-time Control Implementation of Simple Mechatronic Devices Using MATLAB/Simulink/RTW PlatformAbstractIn this paper digital control solutions for speed control of d.c. motor and level control ofdual water tank system are described using conventional control algorithms such as (PID( Proportional + Integral + Derivative) and PI ( Proportional + Integral)) as well asintelligent control algorithms based on fuzzy logic. The control algorithms are developedin the Simulink graphical programming environment. Using Real-time Workshop (RTW)build tools an optimized C–code is generated and compiled for real-time execution on thedevices using a Visual C/C++ compiler, seamlessly. Appropriate software tools have alsobeen utilized to allow remote activation of the systems. This capability allows realisticCAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings that accurately represent the physical systemson the remote terminals to exhibit appropriate motion corresponding to the actualmovement of the physical system in the Laboratory. The set-up is used for experientiallearning and research efforts involving engineering and computer science majors at theuniversity, as well as for demonstration purposes for the introductory Control Systems(ENGE 382) and Instrumentation (ENGE 380) courses offered by the author forengineering majors.

Nagchaudhuri, A. (2011, June), Real-time Control Implementation of Simple Mechatronic Devices Using MATLAB/Simulink/RTW Platform Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18409

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