I'm currently working on a project in my spare time where I am designing control systems and implementing them in Kerbal Space Program (a space physics sandbox). I am using KRPC which allows me to stream data and send commands to the program in C#, C++, Java, Lua and Python.
I've had quite a lot of success so far, I've been using MATLAB and Simulink to design my controllers and ave then been implementing them in Java. Is there any way to use Simulink Real-Time to simplify the implementation of my controllers? I've read that Simulink Real-Time C API allows you to "write the custom program in a high-level language (such as C, C++, or Java®) that works with a real-time application. This option requires that you are an experienced programmer.". I wouldn't describe myself as an experienced programmer (I'm an undergraduate Aerospace Engineering student), however KRPC allows me to send and receive data from KSP easily as well as allowing me to send commands to spacecraft in a format that I am very familiar with.
My question: Given all of this, is it possible for me to use Simulink Real-Time to design and implement control systems in C++ or Java?
I am very comfortable using Simulink but Simulink Real-Time is something that I've never used before and I'm struggling to find the information about whether it could be appropriate for this project.