Simulation And Design Of A Digital-Control System With Tutsim

H Klee


This paper discusses the use of a popular continuous simulation language for designing a digital control system. The TUTSIM dynamic simulation program is capable of simulating control systems with a digital controller in the loop. A built-in parameter estimation routine is employed to achieve control parameter optimization. P-I-D control of a first order system with time delay is presented as an illustration of the technique. However, because the optimization is based on simulation of the system at various points in the control parameter space, the method is applicable to nonlinear systems and more complex digital control algorithms. Furthermore, the system error used and the performance index based on the error are easily changed.