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Automatic controller design and optimisation using Simulink

Gladwin, D and Stewart, Paul and Stewart, N (2007) Automatic controller design and optimisation using Simulink. In: IASTED Applied Simulation and Modelling Conference 2007, August 29-31, 2007, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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Automatic controller design and optimisation using Simulink
This paper outlines a method for the automatic creation of control systems and a search to find the optimal controller through the optimisation of candidate solutions. A software system to carry out Parallel and Distributed Evolutionary Computations (PDEC) is introduced. This system is designed to interface with Simulink which is used as the simulation environment. It has the potential to create a control system made up of any number of blocks from a Simulink library including specialised blocks. The paper then describes how the software carries out the search and how this can be run in parallel. It also introduces current work involving real-time search with hardware-in-the-loop. Finally a speed controller for an Electric Thrust Reversal Actuation System is designed using the system and tested showing the results.

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This paper outlines a method for the automatic creation of control systems and a search to find the optimal controller through the optimisation of candidate solutions. A software system to carry out Parallel and Distributed Evolutionary Computations (PDEC) is introduced. This system is designed to interface with Simulink which is used as the simulation environment. It has the potential to create a control system made up of any number of blocks from a Simulink library including specialised blocks. The paper then describes how the software carries out the search and how this can be run in parallel. It also introduces current work involving real-time search with hardware-in-the-loop. Finally a speed controller for an Electric Thrust Reversal Actuation System is designed using the system and tested showing the results.

Additional Information:This paper outlines a method for the automatic creation of control systems and a search to find the optimal controller through the optimisation of candidate solutions. A software system to carry out Parallel and Distributed Evolutionary Computations (PDEC) is introduced. This system is designed to interface with Simulink which is used as the simulation environment. It has the potential to create a control system made up of any number of blocks from a Simulink library including specialised blocks. The paper then describes how the software carries out the search and how this can be run in parallel. It also introduces current work involving real-time search with hardware-in-the-loop. Finally a speed controller for an Electric Thrust Reversal Actuation System is designed using the system and tested showing the results.
Keywords:Multiobjective optimisation, Genetic algorithms, Parallel Computation, bmjrequested
Subjects:H Engineering > H660 Control Systems
G Mathematical and Computer Sciences > G700 Artificial Intelligence
Divisions:College of Science > School of Engineering
ID Code:2263
Deposited On:31 Mar 2010 14:41

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