This paper discusses the modeling and simulation of a hovercraft for developing a motion control system. The model will be used to evaluate the controller’s performance before the fully-integrated hardware is available.
This paper uses a hydromechanical actuator as an example to illustrate techniques for modeling, optimizing, and testing plant models in MATLAB® and Simulink®. High-performance computing clusters are used to speed up Monte Carlo techniques.
In August 1969, NASA’s spin-stabilized Applications Technology Satellite 5 (ATS5) began to wobble, sending the spacecraft into an unplanned flat spin and crippling the mission. It was later found that this event was caused by excessive fuel slosh.