MapleSim Control™ Design Toolbox - Maplesoft

MapleSim Control Design Toolbox

MapleSim Control Design Toolbox

The MapleSim Control Design Toolbox provides a solid set of essential control design tools that extend MapleSim’s exceptional plant modeling capabilities. The MapleSim Control Design Toolbox provides:

  • Greater flexibility and accuracy in your controllers. The symbolic approach for designing, analyzing, and testing control systems produces superior results.
  • Increased reusability of your controller designs. You can document your design decisions using the extensive technical documentation tools available with MapleSim.
  • An accelerated design process. Developing your plants and controllers together in the same environment reduces the need for inefficient tool-swapping.

In MapleSim, you have access to standard PI and PID controllers.

The MapleSim Control Design Toolbox greatly expands on these standard controllers with tools for model linearization, PID tuning, state space control strategies, and custom compensator design.

Key Features

  • Provides tools for model linearization, PID tuning, development of state-space control strategies such as LQR,  custom compensator design and the creation of feedback system configurations including LQG.
  • Incorporates symbolic techniques that make it possible to
    • Characterize all possible solutions to a given control problem and then pick the best solution based on the particular situation.
    • Build and investigate controllers where the model includes symbolic, unspecified parameters. The same controller design can then be applied to multiple related models without further tuning.
    • Create controllers where the design specifications are parametric, so the same controller can be used successfully under a variety of conditions.
  • Includes easy-to-use MapleSim templates for interactive controller development and analysis.
  • Provides programmatic access to all functionality as an alternative to the interactive interface and supports custom application development.
  • Templates, documentation, and examples are incorporated seamlessly into the MapleSim environment, providing a single consistent interface for developing both the plant and the controller.

Toolbox functionality includes:

  • Model linearization
  • Standard PID tuning techniques
    • Ziegler-Nichols time response
    • Ziegler-Nichols frequency response
    • Cohen-Coon
  • Advanced PID tuning techniques
    • Dominant pole placement
    • Pole placement in a specified region
    • Gain and phase margin
    • Automatic PID tuning method selection
  • State Feedback Control
    • Single input pole placement (using Ackermann’s formula)
    • Multiple input pole placement
    • Linear-quadratic regulator (LQR)
    • Automatic computation of design parameters
  • State Estimation
    • Single output pole placement (using Ackermann’s formula)
    • Multiple output pole placement
    • Kalman Filter
  • System Manipulation
    • Closed-loop form of feedback systems
    • Removal of non-minimal states of the system