Rapid embedded programming in the mathworks environment

Daniel Burns, Thomas G. Sugar

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New, commercially available, automatic, code-generation tools are used in teaching and lab exercises to progress from controller design, to simulation, and finally to implementation on mechanical hardware. An embedded computing system consists of a dedicated, digital, electronic-processor that controls a system that interacts with the environment. Case studies highlighting a forcefeedback joystick and motor servo control with encoder feedback are presented to illustrate laboratory exercises that teach mechanical engineering students hardware-in-the-loop control system design. Using these software tools, design iterations and multiple controllers are quickly simulated and downloaded to the actual hardware.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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