# Tag: matlab

### Linearize nonlinear state space equation in MATLAB at steady state setpoint

This post shows one way to linearize a nonlinear state equation $\dot{x} = f(x,u)$ at a steady state setpoint $(x_0, u_0)$ in MATLAB. It is assumed that a function ode.m exists in which the state equation is implemented:

### Convert dSPACE ControlDesk measurements to MATLAB/Simulink timeseries (updated)

• With this updated MATLAB script, multiple dSPACE ControlDesk measurements can be imported with a single execution
• The result is saved as a tscollection (collection of timeseries) and all signals are saved with their corresponding name
• Access imported data with Simulink ‘From Workspace’ block and, e.g.,  dsp_tscs{1}.my_signal

### Convert dSPACE ControlDesk measurement to MATLAB timeseries that can be used in Simulink

• dSPACE ControlDesk can export measurements to mdf4 files or mat files
• mat file exports can be converted to timeseries with this MATLAB script
• The timeseries can then be imported into Simulink with the ‘From Workspace’ blog
• Multiple signals can be imported at once

Example output:

### Analytical convolution integral (Analytische Faltung) with Matlab and Maple

With $\sigma(t) = Heaviside(t)$ and $\delta(t) = Dirac(t)$
Function 1 (e.g. input signal/Eingangssignal): $u(t) = \sigma(t-1) - \sigma(t-4)$

Function 2 (e.g. impulse response/Stoßantwort): $g(t) = -\frac{1}{RC}\exp(-\frac{t}{RC})\sigma(t) + \delta(t)$