Control System Professional Suite Provides Powerful, Integrated
Tools for Control
March 17, 2003--Control System Professional Suite is a new
extensible framework of tightly integrated
Mathematica application packages. The suite offers an
object-oriented environment for solving the common control problems
that arise in engineering, science, economics, and finance.
"More engineers and scientists than ever before employ control ideas in
their everyday work, including a substantial percentage of Mathematica
users," says Yezabel Dooley, Applications Product Manager at Wolfram
Research. "Control experts can benefit from the inherent advantages of
Mathematica, while current Mathematica users can apply control tools to
their work without having to learn an entirely new system."
The core of the suite is Control System Professional 2, whose more than
150 functions allow users to link built-in control objects together to
model their own problems. This package is designed to seamlessly handle
interactions between different types of objects, for example, between
discrete-time and continuous-time functions. It allows users to switch
between the classic or modern control representations through a graphical
interface. Mathematica technology provides users with symbolic
simplification of control objects, systems, and equations and with a choice of
programming paradigms. A more detailed overview of the new features in
Control System Professional 2 is available.
The second component of the suite is Advanced Numerical Methods, which was
developed by Wolfram Research in collaboration with Biswa Nath Datta, IEEE
Fellow and Presidential Research Professor at Northern Illinois
University, and Daniil Sarkissian, Assistant Professor of Mathematics
at Mississippi State University.
Advanced Numerical Methods offers a variety of algorithms for each
problem, enabling expert users to choose the most appropriate tool for a
given task. Given the system data and the user's requirements for
accuracy, the package can often select a suitable method automatically.
More information on the new features in Advanced
Numerical Methods is available.
"Wolfram Research continues to work closely with control researchers on
components such as Advanced Numerical Methods that combine expert
control methods with Mathematica technology," says Dooley.
"Control System Professional Suite is a mechanism for getting
the latest advances in control theory to the people who can put them to work."