Create State-Space Model with Both Fixed and Tunable Parameters

This example shows how to create a state-space genss model having both fixed and tunable parameters.

A=[1a+b0ab],B=[-3.01.5],C=[0.30],D=0,

where a and b are tunable parameters, whose initial values are -1 and 3, respectively.

Create the tunable parameters using realp.

a = realp('a',-1);
b = realp('b',3);

Define a generalized matrix using algebraic expressions of a and b.

A = [1 a+b;0 a*b];

A is a generalized matrix whose Blocks property contains a and b. The initial value of A is [1 2;0 -3], from the initial values of a and b.

Create the fixed-value state-space matrices.

B = [-3.0;1.5];
C = [0.3 0];
D = 0;

Use ss to create the state-space model.

sys = ss(A,B,C,D)
sys =

  Generalized continuous-time state-space model with 1 outputs, 1 inputs, 2 states, and the following blocks:
    a: Scalar parameter, 2 occurrences.
    b: Scalar parameter, 2 occurrences.

Type "ss(sys)" to see the current value, "get(sys)" to see all properties, and "sys.Blocks" to interact with the blocks.

sys is a generalized LTI model (genss) with tunable parameters a and b. Confirm that the A property of sys is stored as a generalized matrix.

sys.A
ans =

  Generalized matrix with 2 rows, 2 columns, and the following blocks:
    a: Scalar parameter, 2 occurrences.
    b: Scalar parameter, 2 occurrences.

Type "double(ans)" to see the current value, "get(ans)" to see all properties, and "ans.Blocks" to interact with the blocks.

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