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Documentation: I/O Blockset for Simulink Real-Time

Documentation: I/O Blockset for Simulink Real-Time

Documentation for the Speedgoat I/O Blockset for Simulink Real-Time™.

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Documentation: HDL Coder Integration Packages

Documentation: HDL Coder Integration Packages

Learn how to download and install the HDL Coder Integration Package and how to configure and setup your development environment.

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Documentation: Motion Control HDL I/O Blockset

Documentation: Motion Control HDL I/O Blockset

Learn how to download and install the Motion Control HDL I/O Blockset and how to use the code module functionalities in HDL Coder.

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Documentation: Communication HDL I/O Blockset

Documentation: Communication HDL I/O Blockset

Learn how to download and install the Communication HDL I/O Blockset and how to use the code module functionalities in HDL Coder.

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Timing and Synchronization

Timing and Synchronization

Connect distributed systems with multiple nodes and create deterministic real-time applications with Speedgoat timing and synchronization solutions.

 

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Topological Analog Signal Processing

Topological Analog Signal Processing

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) used a Speedgoat Performance real-time target machine and a high-speed analog IO131 module to validate an acoustic topological equation solver experimentally. The setup allowed them to demonstrate the robustness of analog signal processors (ASP) and is an essential step towards a new generation of ultrafast all-optical ASPs. 

Publication on nature.com

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Rapid Control Prototyping

Update Target Operating System to R2020b and Later

Update Target Operating System to R2020b and Later

Simulink Real-Time R2020b and later releases ship with a QNX-based 64-bit real-time operating system (RTOS). Learn how to update the software of your existing Speedgoat real-time target machine running on R2020a or earlier.

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Motion Planning and Experimental Validation for an Autonomous Bicycle

Motion Planning and Experimental Validation for an Autonomous Bicycle

This paper introduces a prototype autonomous two-wheeled vehicle developed for experimental verification of motion planning and control algorithms. Finally, it presents and discusses experiments run on the actual vehicle for a particular maneuver. It emphasizes the differences between the trajectories created by different vehicle models.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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Rapid Control Prototyping

Drag Reduction in Turbulent Boundary Layer via Real-Time Control

Drag Reduction in Turbulent Boundary Layer via Real-Time Control

This paper demonstrates an approach to real-time control of large-scale structures. Real-time controls reduce the streamwise turbulence intensity as well as skin-friction drag.

Publication on sciencedirect.com

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Rapid Control Prototyping

Robotic Glove with Integrated Sensing for Intuitive Grasping Assistance

Robotic Glove with Integrated Sensing for Intuitive Grasping Assistance

This paper presents a fully integrated soft robotic glove with multi-articular textile actuators, custom soft sensors, and an intuitive detection controller. The state-machine-based controller uses signals from integrated sensors to detect relative changes in hand-object interactions.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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Rapid Control Prototyping

Robust Switching Control Method to Achieve Tokamak-Shaped Plasma

Robust Switching Control Method to Achieve Tokamak-Shaped Plasma

A robust switching control method with state vector matching and a novel approach for the feedback system simulation are presented in this paper. First, the plant model reconstructs plasma equilibria from experimental data and calculates plasma shape changes. Then, the control system is discretized and run on a high-speed computer for experiments on a real-time testbed.

Publication on sciencedirect.com

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Rapid Control Prototyping

An Open Development Platform for Auditory Real-Time Signal Processing

An Open Development Platform for Auditory Real-Time Signal Processing

This paper presents an auditory real-time processing algorithm platform ("Open Development Platform", ODP) that simplifies developing novel real-time algorithms. ODP leverages MATLAB / Simulink and runs on Speedgoat real-time target machines. The authors show how they developed a fully functional hearing aid for research purposes using ODP.

Publication on sciencedirect.com

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An Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Emulator Capable of Modulating Center of Pressure

An Ankle-Foot Prosthesis Emulator Capable of Modulating Center of Pressure

The authors of this paper developed an ankle-foot prosthesis emulator to restore human feet' balancing and push-off characteristics. The proposed emulator system consists of two torque-controlled forefoot digits and a torque-controlled heel digit which meets all design criteria to modulate the center of pressure and ground reaction force effectively.

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Design and Experimental Characterization of a Hydrostatic Transmission for Upper Limb Exoskeletons

Design and Experimental Characterization of a Hydrostatic Transmission for Upper Limb Exoskeletons

The authors introduce a design of a novel hydrostatic air-liquid torque transmission system for an upper limb exoskeleton. Transmission of fluid on rolling membrane cylinders guarantees leakage-free operation, no backlash, and zero stick friction. By employing a new test bench of the fluid transmission system developed, they conducted experiments to characterize the static and dynamic response for different design parameters.

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A Balanced Hybrid Active-Passive Actuation Approach for High-Performance Haptics

A Balanced Hybrid Active-Passive Actuation Approach for High-Performance Haptics

This paper describes the design of a high-performance balanced hybrid haptic device. The actuation, design, and control approaches are described and experimentally validated. The results show significant improvements in the stability and rendering range of the device. 

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Rapid Control Prototyping

A Lightweight Force-Controllable Wearable Arm Based on Magnetorheological-Hydrostatic Actuators

A Lightweight Force-Controllable Wearable Arm Based on Magnetorheological-Hydrostatic Actuators

This paper studies the feasibility of using magnetorheological (MR) clutches coupled to a low-friction hydrostatic transmission.  This combination provides a highly effective yet lightweight, force-controllable supernumerary robotic arm (SRL). Experimental studies conducted on a one-DOF test bench and validated analytically demonstrate a high force bandwidth (>25 Hz) and an excellent ability to control interaction forces even when interacting with an external impedance.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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Rapid Control Prototyping

Part 1: System Configuration of Host PC (R2020b and later)

Part 1: System Configuration of Host PC (R2020b and later)

Learn how to set up the host computer for smooth operation, test the host-target communication and troubleshoot basic installation issues.

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Part 2: Configuration of Target Machine (R2020b and later)

Part 2: Configuration of Target Machine (R2020b and later)

Understand the operating principles of real-time target machines, learn how to configure your target machine and create and transfer a Simulink Real-Time™ kernel.

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Part 3: Running Real-Time Applications (R2020b and later)

Part 3: Running Real-Time Applications (R2020b and later)

Understand the main principles of real-time simulation. Configure and prepare Simulink® models for real-time execution. Deploy Simulink® models as real-time applications onto Speedgoat target machines.

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Part 4: Data Logging (R2020b and later)

Part 4: Data Logging (R2020b and later)

Monitor, visualize, and log signals using the Simulation Data. Inspector (SDI) on the development computer. Write data to the disk of the target machine using “File Scope” blocks.

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Part 5: Control and Instrumentation (R2020b and later)

Part 5: Control and Instrumentation (R2020b and later)

Learn how to use a Simulink® model as a direct user interface to the real-time application. Tune parameters using MATLAB command lines to control the execution of the real-time application. Create custom user interfaces using MATLAB App Designer.

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Mechatronic Architecture Development of UX-1

Mechatronic Architecture Development of UX-1

This paper presents a novel design of an underwater robot for exploring abandoned mines. Rapid prototyping of controllers during the development phase of the robot is described, and the mechatronic development of the main controller unit, propulsion system, and ballast is investigated. The robot's mechatronic architecture and the low-level control algorithms demonstrate its potential for performing real-time operations.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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Rapid Control Prototyping

A Software Architecture for an Autonomous Racecar

A Software Architecture for an Autonomous Racecar

The authors present a detailed description of the software architecture used in the autonomous Roborace vehicles by the TUM-Team. The architecture combines the autonomous software functions perception, planning, and control, which are modularized for use on different hardware and to drive the car on high-speed racetracks. 

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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Sound-Quality Evaluation of Adaptive Feedback Cancellation Algorithms

Sound-Quality Evaluation of Adaptive Feedback Cancellation Algorithms

This paper presents a subjective and objective perceptual sound-quality evaluation of different algorithms for adaptive feedback cancellation (AFC) with both speech and music signals. Three different algorithms are compared. The subjective evaluation results are then compared with the results obtained by several objective measurements.

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Real-Time Learning of Efficient Lift Generation on a Dynamically Scaled Flapping Wing

Real-Time Learning of Efficient Lift Generation on a Dynamically Scaled Flapping Wing

This work presents a successful application of a policy search algorithm to a real-time robotic learning problem, where the goal is to maximize the efficiency of lift generation on a dynamically scaled flapping robotic wing. Learning is performed for different prescribed stroke amplitudes to find the optimal wing pitching amplitude and the stroke-pitch phase difference that maximize lift generation's power loading (PL), a measure of aerodynamic efficiency.

Publication on ieeexplore.ieee.org

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