Control System Professional 2: A Comprehensive Control System Environment with Integrated Symbolic Capability

March 17, 2003--Control System Professional is an object-oriented environment used by professionals, researchers, and students in all areas of engineering as well as in economics, biology, and the physical sciences.

It covers all steps from creating and manipulating both symbolic and numeric models to analyzing, designing, and simulating control systems.

New functionality in Version 2 includes:

  • Intuitive typesetting and editing of control objects in the traditional and standard forms
  • Improved connections and conversions between StateSpace and TransferFunction objects
  • Support for interconnections of multi-input, multi-output transfer function systems with SeriesConnect, ParallelConnect, and FeedbackConnect
  • Support for analog simulations in StateResponse, OutputResponse, and SimulationPlot
  • Faster discrete-time domain simulations and ordered Schur decomposition
  • Performance optimization through internal caching

Control System Professional handles linear MIMO (multi-input, multi-output) systems as well as SISO (single-input, single-output) systems in both time and frequency domains. It handles state-space and transfer-function models of continuous-time (analog) and discrete-time (sampled) systems and freely converts between the types of models and the domains.

Control System Professional has all the tools needed to construct composite systems of arbitrary complexity. Many system manipulations, such as selecting or deleting subparts, can be made with a single command. Built-in response functions make it easy to investigate how systems respond to perturbation. Feedback design tools include pole assignment algorithms and linear-quadratic optimal control tools. The varied techniques allow users to quickly reduce the order of their models. Control System Professional also provides several linearization techniques, including Padé and minimax approximations, to study the dynamics of nonlinear systems.

In addition to integration with the Mathematica Help Browser, the package comes with a 228-page manual that describes its functions and provides hundreds of examples. Case studies are presented for inverted pendulum and magnetic ball levitation systems, a production and inventory control model, depth control of a submarine, lateral dynamics of an aircraft, roll attitude control of a missile, concentration control of a chemical mixture in a mixing tank as well as for PID controller, minimum-time response controller, and others.

For more information, see the Control System Professional product pages.

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