Teaching

Simulink Real-Time Based Semi-Physical Simulation

Teaching Object: B2, B3 students; Semester: Spring, Fall

Recently, MATLAB presented by MathWorks has become a popular tool in scientific calculation for engineering undergraduate. Simulink Real-Time enables you to execute Simulink and Stateflow models on a standard PC target computer for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, rapid control prototyping (RCP), and other real-time testing applications. This course addresses how to build a real-time semi-physical system based on Simulink Real-Time. In-class lectures focus on definition of semi-physical simulation system, fundamentals of Matlab, dynamic simulation based on Simulink, application of Simulink Real-Time, introduction to a typical real-time control system, development of a portable mechatronics system. Experiments include control of servomotor and load-speed test of servomotor. This aim of this course is to cultivate the capability to conduct semi-physical simulation for a mechatronics system.


Real-Time Control System Based on xPC Target

Teaching Object: B4 students; Semester: Fall

Many researchers around the world can speak MATLAB language in different fields. Real-time Simulink (formerly xPC Target) enables you to execute Simulink and Stateflow models on a target computer for hardware-in-the-loop (HIL) simulation, rapid control prototyping (RCP), and other real-time testing applications. This course is focused on architecture of xPC Target, communication between host computer and target computer, fundamentals of servo control system, a practice to development a real-time control system. This aim of this course is to cultivate the capability to integrate the mechanical design and control system in a practical engineering project.

  


Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms

Teaching Object: M1 students; Semester: Fall

This course is focused on mechanical structures and mechanisms of a typical spacecraft—satellite. An overview of satellite is introduced to show its basic composition and working principle at the beginning. Subsequently, the harsh working environments of satellite are discussed to demonstrate its specialty. Typical mechanical structures, such as truss, main satellite bobbin cylinder, space capsule, thermal protection structure, are presented to show the design methodology of the static structures of a satellite. Mechanisms, including solar panel joint, locking mechanism, deployable mechanism, are introduced to enable students to be clear about factors that should be considered in the design process of the typical aerospace mechanism. Although this course is concentrated on a satellite, similar design methods can be extended to other aerospace structures and mechanisms.