Whether you are tuning a control system at the command line or using Control System Tuner, the basic workflow includes the following steps:
Define your control architecture, by building a model of your control system from fixed-value blocks and blocks with tunable parameters. You can do so in one of several ways:
Create a Simulink® model of your control system. (Tuning a Simulink model requires Simulink Control Design™ software.)
Use a predefined control architecture available in Control System Tuner.
At the command line, build a tunable
genss model of your
control system out of numeric LTI models and tunable control design blocks.
For more information, see Specify Control Architecture in Control System Tuner.
Set up your model for tuning.
Specify your tuning goals. Use the library of tuning goals to capture requirements such as reference tracking, disturbance rejection, stability margins, and more.
Tune the model. Use the
systune command or Control System Tuner to
optimize the tunable parameters of your control system to best meet your specified tuning
goals. Then, analyze the tuned system responses and validate the design. Whether at the
command line or in Control System Tuner, you can plot system responses to examine any
aspects of system performance you need to validate your design.
For tuning and validating in Control System Tuner, see Tuning, Analysis, and Validation (Control System Tuner).
For tuning at the command line, see Tuning, Analysis, and Validation (programmatic tuning).