MATLAB Tech Talks

Controls

Watch the videos in this series to learn fundamental controls concepts. These concepts are essential for analyzing and designing feedback control systems. Control systems are found everywhere, from cars and airplanes to hard drives and medical devices. They help ensure system performance, safety, and efficiency.

Understanding Control Systems

Explore real-life examples to understand and gain insights into fundamental control systems concepts. These MATLAB® Tech Talks cover control systems topics ranging from introductory to advanced.
Explore open-loop control systems by walking through some introductory examples. Open-loop systems are found in every day appliances like toasters or showers. Open-loop control is easy and conceptually simple.
Explore everyday examples to learn about the basics of feedback control systems. Learn how feedback control is used to automate processes, and discover how it deals with system variations and unexpected environmental changes.
Discover the components of a feedback control system and how they interact with each other. Learn basic terminology by walking through examples that include driving a car manually and using cruise control.
Watch a demonstration of a car to learn how to use Simulink® to simulate open-loop systems, closed-loop systems, and disturbance rejection .

Understanding Bode Plots

Learn how frequency domain analysis helps you understand behavior of physical systems in this MATLAB ® Tech Talk by Carlos Osorio.
Learn the principal characteristics of a Bode plot in this MATLAB ® Tech Talk by Carlos Osorio.
Learn how to build Bode plots for first-order systems in this MATLAB ® Tech Talk by Carlos Osorio.
Learn how to build Bode plots for second- and higher-order systems in this MATLAB ® Tech Talk by Carlos Osorio.

Using Bode Plots

Learn the desired frequency domain shapes for sensitivity and complementary sensitivity transfer functions in this MATLAB ® Tech Talk by Carlos Osorio.
Learn how to achieve desired closed-loop characteristics by shaping open-loop frequency response in this MATLAB ® Tech Talk by Carlos Osorio.
Learn what gain margin and phase margins are and how to use them for control design in this MATLAB ® Tech Talk by Carlos Osorio.
Learn frequency domain characteristics of lead, lag, and PID controllers in this MATLAB ® Tech Talk by Carlos Osorio.
Learn how to use Bode plots for DC motor speed control in this MATLAB ® Tech Talk by Carlos Osorio.

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